3 - 9 June 2019

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Hewitt awarded doubles wild card, Jubb gets singles wild card for Surbiton Trophy

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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.

Nineteen-year-old Jubb has recently made headlines by becoming the first British winner of the prestigious US college NCAA singles title, following in the footsteps of Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe. The talented teenager from Hull has just completed the third year of his scholarship at the University of South Carolina.

Who is Paul Jubb? 

A former U16 champion of the Junior National Tennis Championships, Jubb chose the route of a scholarship to one of the highly acclaimed American colleges. While the Yorkshire teenager has rarely featured on the world tour, he already has a professional Futures title to his name, won in Lithuania last summer.

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.

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. Around 1600 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. 

Who said what?

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.”

Paul Jubb said: 

“I’m delighted the LTA have 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.”

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.”

Catch the stars courtside 

Watch world class tennis in Surbiton and secure your ticket today. Tickets start from £6 for children aged 16 and under, and £10.50 for adults.