Kate on the court! Duchess of Cambridge to join Roger Federer for tennis day with London schoolchildren next month
- The Duchess of Cambridge will maintain an engagement with Roger Federer
- The pair will show off their tennis skills with children in East London
- Kate and the Swiss tennis ace have met several times over the years
- Roger Federer and his wife were invited to Pippa Middleton’s wedding in 2017
The Duchess of Cambridge will get engaged to tennis ace Roger Federer next month, it has been announced.
Kate, 40, will join the eight-time Wimbledon champion for a day of tennis with schoolchildren in east London.
The royal and the Swiss tennis ace, who enjoy a good personal relationship, will meet with children aged between 8 and 15 for a “memorable and engaging tennis experience”.
The Duchess of Cambridge is a keen player and has met Federer, 41, several times over the years in her role as patron of the Lawn Tennis Association.
The former world No 1, who missed Wimbledon through injury, has played tennis with nine-year-old Prince George and was invited to Pippa Middleton’s wedding in 2017.
The Duchess of Cambridge will get engaged to tennis ace Roger Federer next month, it has been announced. Above, Kate plays tennis on a royal engagement in 2021
The Duchess of Cambridge presenting the runner-up trophy to Federer at Wimbledon 2019
The tennis day is part of a joint charity initiative announced today which will benefit two organizations supported by the Duchess of Cambridge.
All proceeds raised from tickets for the Laver Cup Open Practice Day, which takes place on September 22 at The O2, will be shared between Action for Children and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), the charity arm of the what is the LTA Tennis Foundation.
The The Laver Cup is a three-day team competition co-founded by Federer that sees six of Europe’s best players compete against six of their counterparts from the rest of the world.
Tickets for the Open Practice Day, which will give fans the chance to see Roger Federer and other superstars in practice, go on sale on August 22.
The collaboration was recommended by the Duchess of Cambridge.
Her Royal Highness is passionate about supporting grassroots tennis and encouraging young people of all backgrounds to take part in the sport.
Kate has been taking tennis lessons for several years, becoming a “good minor athlete” with a “good spin,” according to a report. Above, the Duchess of Cambridge plays tennis during a visit to Edinburgh in May 2021
He has incorporated tennis into a number of royal engagements, including joining Emma Raducanu on court for a homecoming victory match after her US Open win last year.
Like her husband, Kate is an avid tennis fan and is a regular at Wimbledon in her role as patron of the All England Club.
The family even has a court at their country home, Anmer Hall in Norfolk.
Prince George’s tennis skills have been praised by Federer, who took to the court with the budding player in 2019.
The donation received by Action for Children, which helps vulnerable children, young people and their families across the UK, will help provide practical and emotional care and support for children, as well as making sure they can have fun through activities and days out.
Funds donated to the LTA Tennis Foundation will fund the SERVES programme, specifically targeting fifty new LTA SERVES training programs for children in some of the most deprived areas of the country, including near The O2 in London, to leave a lasting legacy of the Laver Cup.
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