As written before, from September 12th to 14th in Valmiera took place Davis Cup duel between team Latvia and team Austria. This year from Liepaja at Davis Cup participated one line judge and 9 ball kids (overall in this duel participated 20 ball kids). Students from Liepaja Tennis Sports school had common training with team Latvia.Student of Liepaja Tennis Sports school Patrīcija Špaka shared her experience in Davis Cup:
I think, that for a lot of tennis players, including me, September was the month to wait. This time not because school was starting, but because for few students of Liepaja Tennis Sports school had the opportunity again to get to Davis Cup and feel the atmosphere! For lot of us first time was two years ago, when Davis Cup duel was held in Liepaja Olympic center. It seemed that the world had turn around, because it was possible to meet Ernests Gulbis and play tennis with him. It seemed unbelievable!This time, when we received the invitation to be as ball kids at Davis Cup games in Valmiera, I didn’t think for long, because I wanted to be there! We from Liepaja probably are bit different, because we wanted to be there more than it was allowed.
When we got to Valmiera, we were surprised for the good living conditions, hotel was very good and the food was great, I think that everyone of us is now a little bit heavier. Of course we all wanted to meet with the team Latvia! Common training with team Latvia, photosession, small talks and autographs. That all gave such a great emotional power, what is hard to describe. Every morning we woke up with a thougth – let’s go faster to Vidzeme Olympic center (Davis Cup venue), our team probably are training there now. Glance from Ernests was enough to have a great day! Either way, time at Davis Cup was running to fast.If such a opportunity will be again, of course I will participate. Being together with your friends and other ball kids is necessary.