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Victorious Davis Cup Captain To Speak At Inverclyde Sports Personality Awards

British Davis Cup Captain Leon Smith to speak at Inverclyde Sports Personality awards event

The Captain of victorious Great Britain’s Davis Cup tennis team, Leon Smith, will be the guest speaker at this year’s Inverclyde Sports Personality Awards event in the Greenock Town Hall on Friday 8th March at 6.30pm. 

Leon, who was a coach to Andy Murray through his teenage years, as well as being a broadcaster, speaker and consultant has over 20 years’ experience of full-time professional tennis coaching, focusing on elite player development, high-performance coaching and professional team management.

He remains the current Great Britain Davis Cup Captain with Great Britain becoming World Champions in 2015 for the first time in 79 years.

Leon said:

‘I am delighted to be coming to Inverclyde for this special event which I know has been electric in past years as the winners of the various categories of award are announced.

"I have also heard a number of good things in the development of tennis in Inverclyde with more to come and am glad that I am able to be there at this time.’

Chris Jewell for the organisers said:

"It is magical to have Leon speaking at our awards event this year, coming on the back of such a momentous time in winning the Davis Cup and with such first-hand experience and knowledge of UK tennis.

"We are greatly looking forward to the occasion and we would encourage people to be there to hear Leon speak and also to support their own Inverclyde sporting heroes as the winners are announced."

The finalists have been announced and each finalist receives one free ticket to the event which includes a drink on arrival plus a three-course meal and tea and coffee.

Additional tickets to the event cost £35 and are available now from Smith Sports at 36 West Blackhall Street in Greenock, telephone 01475 888555.

The organisers wish to thank the various sponsors who make the event what it is and also help to create funds for the grant scheme to help individual local sportspeople to be the best they can be at their chosen sport.

Full details of the finalists are here and current sponsors include Riverside Inverclyde, Inverclyde Leisure, Inverclyde Council, sportscotland, West College Scotland, Specsavers Greenock, Ogilvie Homes, ICE catering and new sponsors Amazon Gourock.

Published: 25 February 2019