Tennis fans gather at Pyramids to watch Davis Cup final

Tennis fans, from left, Ed Goodenough, Emma Boucher, Emily Goodenough, Josh Barrett and Els Goodenough support Andy Murray and the Great Britain Team in the Davis Cup final''Picture: Allan Hutchings (151742-010)
Tennis fans, from left, Ed Goodenough, Emma Boucher, Emily Goodenough, Josh Barrett and Els Goodenough support Andy Murray and the Great Britain Team in the Davis Cup final''Picture: Allan Hutchings (151742-010)
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  • Centre organised showing of match with Canoe Lake Leisure
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IT WAS a moment that will go down in tennis history and people at the Pyramids Centre were there to share it.

Yesterday Great Britain won the Davis Cup – the first time they have been winners since 1936.

And for the small crowd gathered at the Pyramids, in Southsea, it was fantastic to see. The leisure centre was showing the game and had a small tennis court set up with a bouncy castle for kids.

They worked together with Canoe Lake Leisure to put the event on.

Rod and Jan Bailey are big tennis fans and were enjoying the match. The Southsea couple are also members of the tennis club at Canoe Lake.

Rod said: ‘It was great to come to the Pyramids and watch the final. To witness history was really good.

Great Britain's Andy Murray after beating David Goffin to win the Davis Cup Final at the Flanders Expo Centre, Ghent yesterday

Great Britain's Andy Murray after beating David Goffin to win the Davis Cup Final at the Flanders Expo Centre, Ghent yesterday

‘We are big tennis fans and play quite a lot too. What Canoe Lake Leisure is doing there is fantastic.’

Ed Goodenough, from Canoe Lake Leisure, added: ‘We wanted to give people the chance to come down here and share history being made.

‘It is a once in a lifetime thing to see.’

It was great to come to the Pyramids and watch the final. To witness history was really good.

Rod Bailey