FED Cup tennis has arrived in Somerset, and Monday saw the Great Britain team train with more than 100 schoolchildren from the surrounding area.

The LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) has a project to engage more than 1,000 children from schools across the South West during the week of the event at the University of Bath.

As part of that plan, the 100 youngsters had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a 'Tennis for Kids' morning with the likes of British No. 1 Johanna Konta.

The British team hosting the Europe/Africa Group 1 round-robin competition – part of the 'World Cup' of women's tennis – which begins today.

The Fed Cup has returned to the UK after a 26-year hiatus, and the Great Britain team features Konta, Heather Watson, Katie Boulter, Harriet Dart and Bristol-born Katie Swan.

Konta said: "I’ve had a lot of fun joining in with the kids today and opportunities like these make a home tie really special.

"It gives us the chance to meet some of our younger fans and hopefully inspire them to play tennis throughout their lives.

"We have a big week ahead of us, but the support of the crowd will really spur us on and today was a big reminder of those we have backing us.”

Great Britain is currently ranked No. 18 out of 104 nations, and is one of eight countries contesting a place in April's World Group II Play-offs, having made the play-offs in four out of the last seven years.

There are limited tickets still remaining for the competition (February 6-9), and more information is available on the event website.

Tennis for Kids launched in 2016 and has motivated more than 62,000 children to pick up a racket for the first time, with fun activities designed to get families playing together.