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Davis Cup Trophy Coming to the Southern Section

July 8, 2008 09:45 AM

The “USTA Southern Davis Cup Trophy Tour presented by Choate Construction” will be coming to Wilmington, NC and Mobile, AL this July. The United States is the defending champion, having secured the Davis Cup title for the first time since 1995. The Davis Cup trophy is one of the most prestigious and most cherished trophies in tennis.

On Friday, July 18 between 12:30 p.m.-8 p.m., the Davis Cup trophy will be on display at Wilmington’s Cape Fear Country Club. During the festivities, exhibition matches featuring Wilmington’s top junior players, tennis pros, and local television personalities will be played starting at 3 p.m.

The tour will move to Mobile on Sunday, July 20. The Davis Cup trophy will be displayed at the Cox-Copeland Tennis Center from 10:00 a.m.-4 p.m. during the USTA League Tennis Southern Sectional Championships.

Last November in Portland the US team defeated Russia in the finals. The team was coached by Patrick McEnroe, television commentator and General Manager of USTA Elite Player Development. The team cruised to a 3-0 victory behind the play of singles players Andy Roddick and James Blake, as well as doubles specialists Bob and Mike Bryan. Roddick and Blake both won their singles matches and watched as the Bryan brothers clinched the United States’ 32nd Davis Cup championship.

As this year’s USA team is looking to defend its championship, the “USTA Southern Section Davis Cup Trophy Tour presented by Choate Construction” is a great opportunity for the public to show its support.


The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level -- from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. It owns and operates the US Open, the largest annually attended sporting event in the world, and launched the Olympus US Open Series linking 10 summer tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns the 94 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S., and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. A not-for-profit organization with 720,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It is divided into 17 sections, of which the USTA Southern is the largest. The 177,000 USTA members living in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee make up the USTA Southern, and account for approximately 25% of the total USTA membership. A professional staff housed in Norcross, GA carries out the USTA Southern’s daily operations, but policy is formed and much of the organization’s work is executed via a Board and committee structure of over 200 volunteers. For more information about the types of programs and services offered by the USTA Southern visit www.southerntennis.com.

Choate Construction Company was founded in 1989 based on the philosophy of excellence over volume. The firm concentrates in the general construction, construction management, and design-build of historic renovation, interior renovation, recreational, computer/ hi-tech, office, healthcare, biomedical, automotive, institutional, retail, manufacturing, industrial, multi-family, student housing, water treatment, and senior living spaces. The Choate team has built a reputation for always delivering what they promise, on time, and within budget.




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