Johanna Konta, Heather Watson and Team GB Fed Cup stars enjoy soccer game with West Ham United women prior to the Kazakhstan draw
- Team GB represents Kazakhstan in the Fed Cup World Group II play-off this weekend
- A victory means that Great Britain reaches the World Group for the first time in 26 years
- Prior to that draw, they played a game of football tennis with West Ham Women
Great Britain is preparing for their pivotal Fed Cup clash with Kazakhstan, and prior to that World Class II play-off, Anne Keothavong & # 39; s has prepared itself in a new way.
The victory for Great Britain at the Copper Box Arena this weekend will reach the World Group for the first time in 26 years.
And anticipating that draw, the Fed Cup team faced West Ham United Women in a game of football tennis.
The Fed Cup stars in Great Britain and West Ham United Women played football on Tuesday
Team GB star Heather Watson (right) was one of those who played in the exhibition game
The game was played against the backdrop of Queen Elizabeth Park in east London
Afterwards, both player groups met members of the Youth Forum of West Ham Foundation
Johanna Konta, Katie Boulter, Heather Watson, Harriet Dart and Katie Swan were all present on Tuesday when they recorded the West Ham quartet Tessel Middag, Brianna Visalli, Anna Moorhouse, Brooke Hendrix in a friendly game against the backdrop of Queen Elizabeth Park in the east of London.
After the spectacle both players met the team of the Youth Hall of the West Ham United Foundation.
In anticipation of their draw with Kazakhstan, Captain Keothavong says she has named her strongest squadron possible.
& # 39; I am delighted to name our strongest team to represent Britain in the Copper Box Arena in ten days against Kazakhstan, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; It promises to be a memorable event, as we strive to reach the global level for the first time since 1993, staged against the iconic backdrop of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London, a place of special interest to me. meaning is. & # 39;
Team GB hopes to kick Kazakhstan out when they meet in the Fed Cup this weekend
Team GB captain Anne Keothavong prepares for the separation from the World Group II
Keothavong grew up in Hackney and it will be the first time that East London organizes international tennis.
Earlier this year, Great Britain organized the Fed Cup promotion in Bath for the first time in 25 years, with the home country passing through Europe / Africa for the fifth time in eight years.
The team qualified by winning all four bands against Slovenia, Greece, Hungary and Serbia.
& # 39; There is little to separate the two teams in terms of rankings, but I am convinced that home fans will give all our players an inspiring lift, just as we had done in Bath earlier in February. It is also very important for our team to open up our sport to new fans and to increase awareness of tennis at different times of the year. & # 39;
Britain has lost their previous four playoffs that were taken away every time, losing to Japan last year on the decisive double rubber.
Jo Konta (left) hopes to lead Great Britain to the World Group for the first time in 26 years
The Copper Box Arena tie will be the first time East London organizes international tennis