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15 players named in Lexus Great Britain team for 2024 World Team Cup

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A 15-strong squad of wheelchair tennis players have been named as the Lexus Great Britain World Team Cup team that will contest four draws at the 2024 BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Antalya, Turkey between 7-12 May.

The squad will represent Great Britain across all four events contested annually at the International Tennis Federation’s flagship wheelchair tennis event, which is the wheelchair equivalent of the Davis Cup and Billie Jean King Cup. The team line-up is as follows:

Men’s event - Captained by Rob Cross

Women's event - Captained by Marc McCarroll

Quad event - Captained by Martyn Whait 

Junior event - Captained by Imran Aswat

  • Ruben Harris (junior world No.4)
  • Lucas John de Gouveia (junior world No.14)
  • Oliver Cox (junior world No.17)
  • Will Barton (junior world No.25)

Great Britain’s long history of success in the World Team Cup included a first in 2023, when the men’s and junior teams lifted titles in the same year for the first time as both were crowned World Team Cup champions for the third time.  

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This year world No.1 Alfie Hewett and world No.5 Gordon Reid again lead the men’s team with Dahnon Ward, who made his senior men’s debut during the qualification event in 2022, selected to make his debut in the men’s world group of elite 16 nations.

Seven-time World Team Cup medallist and British No.1 Lucy Shuker will contest her 14th World Team Cup in the women’s event, while Great Britain return to the elite group of eight nations for the quad event after winning their European qualification tournament in Latvia in March.

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On that occasion, 17-year-old Oliver Cox became the latest player to gain LTA Colour Holder status as he made his senior Great Britain debut less than 12 months after being part of the quartet of players that won the 2023 World Team Cup junior title in Vilamoura, Portugal.

Next month Cox will again return to the Great Britain junior team alongside 2023 teammate Ruben Harris, as 13-year-olds Will Barton and Lucas John de Gouveia, both members of the LTA’s Under 14 National Age Group Wheelchair Programme, play for Great Britain for the first time.

Speaking ahead of the event, Erik Koers, Head of the LTA’s Wheelchair Performance Pathway, said, “We’re delighted to be able to announce our strongest Lexus GB World Team Cup team for this year’s World Team Cup and to be one of just four wheelchair tennis nations competing in all four men’s, women’s, quad and junior events.

“After both our men’s and junior teams victories in Portugal last year we are confident that all four GB teams can be in medal contention in Turkey as we continue to build towards the Paris 2024 Paralympics and beyond, and look to inspire more young people to take up our wonderful sport and aspire to join our wheelchair performance pathway.”

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