Road trip: US Open Edition
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We’re taking you back to the summer of 2021 to when a history maker was born; the moment Emma Raducanu experienced what can only be described as a fairy tale ending to a scintillating season for the young Briton.
A moment that will never be forgotten, a moment she shared with an entire nation, a moment that united a nation, and now, Raducanu wants to share this remarkable moment with you.
We teamed up with the reigning US Open Champion herself to take her trophy on a journey across the nation.
Day five: final day of the trophy tour
As we enter into the final day of the Tour, the trophy travels up to the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh.
From starting out in London to making its way all the way up to Edinburgh, the Tour finished in style after visiting Broughton Primary School!
Day four: raise a racket for Emma Raducanu
In to the final days of the Tour, and the Trophy just arrived up north!
Hovingham Primary School raised their rackets to celebrate the trophy arriving in the lovely Leeds!
The US Open Trophy is headed Middlesbrough
For the last visit of the day, the trophy travelled to Middlebrough to pay a visit to all the students at St. Bernadette's Primary School.
Wave your rackets in the air if you love Emma Raducanu...
See all the action from Emma Raducanu's visit to Middlesbrough!
Day three: Birmingham bound
With the Tour officially reaching its halfway mark, the trophy stops off at Waverley School, Birmingham for a visit.
Students watched the presentation while eagerley awaiting their chance to get a picture with the trophy that symbolised an achievment recognised worldwide, an achievement that will remain engraved in the history books forever.
After the photoshoot was up, the pupils picked up a racket and took to the courts as they participated in a fun tennis-filled morning.
The Midlands did not dissappoint as they brought the noise, showing their love and appreciation to their champion.
After the trophy received a sensational reception, it was the students' time to shine as they stepped up and came face-to-face with the famous US Open Trophy.
Day two: making our way to Bristol
Making its way to the southwest, Glenfrome Primary School were next up to get up close and personal with the trophy that Emma Raducanu once lifted while millions of eyes watched on, etching her name in the history books.
A trophy that released forceful waves of pride that took the country by storm; now in close proximity to those who watched on.
Take a look at some of the best bits from the US Open Trophy's visit to Glenfrome Primary School.
The US Open Trophy welcomed with open arms in South Wales!
From the southwest to South Wales, Pontypridd was next on the agenda with the students of Ysgol Gatholic Cardinal Newman Catholic School impatiently awaiting the arrival of the US Open trophy.
With the trophy proudly on display, and following a lovely message from the champion herself, the students enjoyed a first-hand experience with the trophy, followed by an ‘ace’ coaching session where the pupils practiced their very best Emma Raducanu tennis shots!
Day one: first stop? St Paul’s Way School in Tower Hamlets
Setting off at the break of dawn, Emma’s trophy began its journey, making its way from the National Tennis Centre (NTC) to its first location, St Paul’s Way School in Tower Hamlets, London. Relishing in the moment; the pupils of St Paul’s Way School got up close and personal with the US Open trophy, taking inspiration and picking up a racket ready for a light-hearted session with one of the LTA’s very own Youth coaches.
See below for all the action from Day One of ‘Emma Raducanu’s trophy tour’.
Making its way up country; Cambridge was next up as the trophy stopped off at Gretton Primary School for its second visit of the day.
It was a thumbs up from the pupils at Gretton Primary as Emma Raducanu's trophy sat proudly on display.
Sun's out, rackets out; smiles all round!
The students took some snaps with the trophy before taking to the courts and participating in some leisurely afternoon activities with the LTA Youth coaches.