Colin Fleming: All the players have been open to me joining the set up


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Colin Fleming: All the players have been open to me joining the set up

Ahead of Great Britain's first home tie for 26 years, Colin Fleming spoke about being accepted in the new set up with the Fed Cup Team. Great Britain are in Group A with Slovenia, Hungary and Greece with British No 1 Johanna Konta joined by Heather Watson, Katie Swan and Katie Boulter while Harriet Dart will make her Fed Cup debut.

"It's been great. All the players have been open to me joining the set up," said Fleming. “I’m honoured to have joined up and to help Anne Keothavong, to support the doubles teams we're putting out there”.

"When I was a player I absolutely loved being part of the Davis Cup, they were highlights for me. I absolutely thrived on team environments and team set-ups and I like to think that I bring a strong energy and positivity to that environment so it was a no-brainer for me to join up with the Fed Cup team and help with them to try and succeed."

"The key thing is people, it's relationships, it's communication, it's working with the team to do whatever I can. If it means picking up cones, then I'm happy to do it,” he added. "You've got to give credit to the LTA for stepping up and hosting the event.

What an event it's going to be as well. It sold out very quickly with great interest in tennis in Britain and excitement around the Fed Cup team." He is also looking forward to the great atmosphere when Great Britain play at home.

"You can expect a phenomenal atmosphere, you can expect a British team that is so passionate, so fired up to do well and inspire a nation of female tennis players. It's going to be a really exciting event of top tennis and I can't wait to be a part of it."