14 Feb 2012

Wheelchair tennis demonstration at Davis Cup tie in Glasgow

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Photo: Mark NouillanMarc McCarroll and David Phillipson (GBR)

Four of Britain's leading wheelchair tennis players showcased the sport when they put on a demonstration on Saturday at the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Europe/Africa Zone Group I first round tie between Great Britain and the Slovak Republic at Braehead Arena in Glasgow.

The players - Gordon Reid, Marc McCarroll, David Phillipson and Kevin Simpson - were in action before the doubles rubber on the second day of the tie, which coincided with 200 days to go until the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

The Scottish duo of Reid and Simpson joined forces to take on their English counterparts McCarroll and Phillipson in a ten-minute timed session, which saw the English pairing come out on top 11-9.

British No.1 and world No.13 Reid said: "It was an amazing experience to play in front of my home crowd and there was a really good atmosphere.

“It was a great opportunity to showcase wheelchair tennis and extra special for it to be in front of a Scottish crowd,” said Simpson. “It was tremendous to have wheelchair tennis integrated into what was a great weekend and I am very proud to have been a part of it."