Hewitt awarded doubles wild card, Jubb awarded singles wild card
for Surbiton Trophy
Former Wimbledon Champion Lleyton Hewitt and Paul Jubb, recent NCAA singles champion are among the wild cards announced today for the Surbiton Trophy ATP Challenger event taking place from 3-9 June.
Hewitt has been awarded a doubles wild card, along with fellow Australian Jordan Thompson. Despite retiring from full time tennis after the 2016 Australian Open the current Australian Davis Cup captain has kept a close eye on his Davis Cup players by playing doubles with a number of them.
Lleyton Hewitt said: “I always love playing on the grass and am glad to be back at Surbiton again this year. Really looking forward to playing alongside another young Aussie, Jordan Thompson.”
Nineteen year old Jubb has recently made headlines after winning the prestigious US college NCAA singles title for the University of South Carolina. The talented teenager from Hull has just completed the third year of his scholarship and is the first British winner of the title.
Paul Jubb said: “I’m delighted the LTA has given me a wildcard into the Surbiton Trophy. It will be my first time competing at this level of tournament and I’m looking forward to testing myself on grass against some of the best players in the world.”
Singles wild cards for the ATP Challenger event have also been awarded to British players Liam Broady, Evan Hoyt, Jan Choinski and Lloyd Glasspool. Qualifying wild cards go to Ryan Peniston and Brydan Klein.
LTA Tournament Director George Donnelly said: “We are very happy to welcome Lleyton Hewitt back to the Surbiton Trophy after his appearance in 2018. It is also very exciting to welcome Paul Jubb, following his great win in the US, to join other young British talent who have been awarded wild cards to the event, ticket holders will have a great opportunity to see a former Wimbledon champion in action alongside a wealth of future talent.”
Wild cards for the women’s ITF World Tennis Tour event running alongside the ATP Challenger event in Surbiton will be announced later in the week.
As well as the main events there will be a range of activities taking place on site throughout the week to open tennis up to new fans. Around 1,600 school children will get the chance to experience live tennis and try out their skills and all ticket holders will be able to try out padel tennis for free. Families will be competing in the finals of the Quorn Family Cup and junior talent will be competing in the 16 & Under County Cup.