6 - 9 February 2019

Fed Cup by BNP Paribas

University of Bath

Fed Cup by BNP Paribas – 6 - 9 February 2019

Visitor Information

Please see below for information to make your visit to the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Europe/Africa Zone Group 1 tie as enjoyable as possible!

Format

Great Britain will host Europe/Africa Group I tie in Bath. The Zone Group event, co-hosted with Poland, will take place from 6 – 9 February at the University of Bath, with the 15 nations in Group I split across the two host locations. Joining Great Britain to compete in Bath are Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Turkey, Greece, Georgia & Slovenia.

The official draw takes place on Monday 14 January, whereby the eight nations will be split into two round robin groups of four, with the round robin matches played across Wednesday 6 – Friday 8 February, every nation having a match each day.  All nations will then progress through to play-offs on the Saturday to determine the final order of standings, one through to eight. The winners of each round robin group play each other, as do the 2nd placed nations and so on.

The nation finishing at the top of the standings will be promoted to the World Group II Play-Offs in April, for a chance to compete in the World Group II in 2020. The nation finishing in eighth place will be relegated to the Europe/Africa Group II. Those finishing two through to seven will remain in the Europe/Africa Group I in 2020.

Sessions & Schedule of Play

Broadcasting Schedule

The broadcasting schedule will be available in due course.

Sessions

Each of the eight nations will play a match every day. In order to accommodate the four daily matches across the two match courts (Centre Court & Court 1), there will be two ticketed sessions scheduled for each day of the event. Four nations will compete during the morning session with the other four nations competing in the afternoon session. Doors will open 1 hour before Session 1 and a maximum of 1 hour prior to Session 2 (subject to the end time of session 1).

  • Session 1 (morning session) will start at 10am, doors open 9am.
  • Session 2 (afternoon session) will start not before (NB) 4.30pm, doors open NB 3.30pm.

Schedule of Play

Each match comprises two singles and one doubles in the following order:

  • Number 2 ranked player vs Number 2 ranked player
  • Number 1 ranked player vs Number 1 ranked player
  • Doubles Match

Great Britain will be scheduled on Centre Court for all matches. During the round robin stage, Wednesday – Friday, Great Britain will be scheduled in Session 2. The allocation of sessions on the Saturday is dependent on the results of the round robin stage. The Promotional match (winner of each round robin group) and the Relegation match (4th place nation of each round robin group) will be scheduled in Session 2 on the Saturday.

Schedule*

Date and Session Centre Court Court 1
Wednesday Morning Serbia vs Georgia Croatia vs Turkey
Wednesday Afternoon Great Britain vs Slovenia Hungary vs Greece
Thursday Morning Croatia vs Georgia Serbia vs Turkey
Thursday Afternoon Great Britain vs Greece Hungary vs Slovenia
Friday Morning Serbia vs Croatia Turkey vs Georgia
Friday Afternoon Great Britain vs Hungary Greece vs Slovenia
Saturday Morning TBA TBA
Saturday Afternoon A1 vs B1 TBA

 *Tickets are issued to view such matches as may be played on the designated day. Please note any provisional order of play is subject to change at the discretion of the Referee and Tie Committee. Matches played on any day are subject to the Davis Cup Rules and Regulations including the ITF Dead Rubber Policy.

Security

Entry to the tennis hall, where the event is located, is via the main entrance of the Sports Training Village on the campus of the University of Bath.

Security and bag checks will be in place and we kindly ask that you allow time for this on your arrival.

There is no left luggage facility at the University. There is a left luggage facility at the internet cafe on Manvers Street, opposite Bath Spa train station. The address is 13 Manvers Street, Bath, BA1 1JH and their phone number is 01225 312685.

Re-entry

Re-entry is permitted and a wristband will be issued upon leaving the tennis hall in order to enable re-entry to this area, when presented with your ticket. While the match courts and toilets are located within the tennis hall area, the catering areas and additional toilets are located outside of the tennis hall in the public areas of the Sports Training Village & adjacent buildings and security will be present to assist you with your re-entry process.

Food & Drink

There will be a small catering outlet set up inside the main entrance of the Sports Training Village for the purpose of the event. There are also two permanent catering areas in adjacent buildings to the Sports Training Village, the café in The Edge building  and The Lime Tree which is a bar, café & food court. Please use the links for further information on location, opening times & menus for these two catering areas.

Food & drink can be brought to the event, however, please note the restrictions on bag size (maximum 40cm x 30xm x 30cm) and prohibited items which include glass & alcoholic beverages. See full Ticket terms & conditions for further information.

Dress Code

Please come dressed in the GB team colour for the Tie which is red!

Getting to the Venue

Public Transport

We recommend travelling by public transport as routes into the city can be very busy, especially during rush hour periods and the car parks on the campus are normally at capacity for University use.

By Train

The nearest train station is Bath Spa.

You can get a bus or a taxi from the train station to the University.

By Bus

First Bus company runs the U1 service from Bath city centre to the University.

The bus stop closest to the train station is located on Dorchester Street (reference Bn) on the opposite side of the road to the bus and train station, near the Sainsbury’s Local.

The service operates 24/7 and buses run every few minutes between 0800 – 1700 and every 10 minutes between 2130 – 2300.

During 0800-1000, 1500-1700 and 2130-2300 on Wednesday 6th – Saturday 9th February, additional capacity will be provided on the service specifically for the Fed Cup event, to tie in with the peak periods for travelling to and from the event and articulated buses with capacity for 150 passengers would be used at these times. 

Find out more via the University of Bath website.

Park & Ride

Fed Cup Service Direct to the University from Lansdown Park & Ride

More information to follow shortly.

To the City Centre

Bath has several Park & Ride services that will take you to the city centre. From the centre you can get a bus up to the campus.

The Park & Ride locations are:

  • Lansdown – Use BA1 9BJ in your Sat Nav for Lansdown Park and Ride
  • Odd Down – Use BA2 8PA in your Sat Nav for Odd Down Park and Ride
  • Newbridge – Use BA1 3NB in your Sat Nav for Newbridge Park and Ride

Visit Bath & North East Somerset Council website for details of locations, times and ticket prices.

Parking at the University

Please note that there is no dedicated parking on campus for the event as car parks are normally at capacity for University use, therefore parking on campus is not recommended as availability cannot be guaranteed. Parking spaces could become available in the evening in the pay & display car parks, however this would be after the working day.

Pay & Display: South Car Park & East Car Park pay & display areas are the nearest car parks on campus to the Sports Training Village (there are permit holder only areas within these car parks too, which are signposted, so please check this). Please note that on Saturday the permit holder only areas become pay & display as well and please follow the University’s signposts & instructions within these car parks.

Please note that G Car Park referenced on the University of Bath’s website will not be in use as a public pay & display car park for the duration of the Fed Cup event.

Disabled Parking: There are a limited number of spaces reserved for the event for each session on a first come first served basis by advanced booking only. Please email info@lta.org.uk with the following information to apply: ticket order number, name, contact number, address, blue badge number and car registration.

Directions: Please use the East entrance on Claverton Down Road, BA2 7BA, for the above mentioned campus car parks.

Taxis

Pick up and drop off point for the STV are signposted on campus.

Bike Racks

There are numerous bike racks and shelters on campus available for visitors as well as staff & students, including around the Sports Training Village. Find out more on the University of Bath website.

Accessibility

The University of Bath website has comprehensive information regarding campus accessibility. 

The Sports Training Village (STV), where the event is located, is approximately 140m from Arrivals Square where the U1 bus stop is located and 80m from the STV drop off/pick up point, with all pavements providing dropped kerbs. There is a ramped/sloped access to the main entrance of the STV building and there is a canopy that provides weather protection at this entrance. The main doors open automatically.

It is approximately 60m from the main entrance doors to the ticket & security check entrance. From this point there is a minimum of 30 steps to descend to court level to access the grandstand seating. For those that have requested easy access seating or wheelchair positions, then onsite assistance and lift access is available to reach court level.

There are 10 wheelchair positions on Centre Court and up to 4 on Court 1 available for all days and sessions. Each wheelchair ticket comes with 1 free carer ticket for the same court/category/session. Easy access customers do not receive a free carer companion ticket. For further details on tickets please go to the Tickets section.

Within the STV there will be Fed Cup volunteers located in all areas during the event should you require any further assistance or advice.

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