The Duchess of Cambridge always said that Prince George has an inclination to tennis, now Kate seeks tennis tips for a four-year-old son.
Kate Middleton has said she is teaching her son to play tennis but admits her young trainee ‘only wants to whack the ball’. The Duchess is known as a huge tennis fan who always attend Wimbledon tournament. The only exclusion was a year when she was pregnant with George. Kate Middleton is a patroness of the Lawn Tennis Association as well.
Speaking of Prince George, a proud mum told LTA coach Sam Richardson about her desire to encourage George in his tennis lessons. During her visit to the national tennis centre, Duchess Kate said she had also sought tips from Andy Murray’s mother Judy, the great couch and high-skilled coach.
How to raise tennis champion
The most important thing is to show the interest to the sports, Judy Murray believes. She started to raise her two champions without a racquet, just showed how funny is the playing with balloons. Then-kid Andy and his brother adored that. Rafael Nadal, another No1, started training with his uncle Toni when he was four and by the age of eight had won an under-12 regional championship.
Tim Henman, a British tennis star, along with his brothers Michael and Richard, played on the family grass tennis court as soon as he was able to walk. And Britain’s top-ranked female player Johanna Konta said she first started playing tennis when she was eight. in other words, Prince George, probably, is too young or too far from the falling in love with tennis.
At the same time, there s another example – Jennifer Capriati. The American tennis wunderkind reached the French Open semi-final aged just 14, is arguably the most prodigious of the lot. Her sporty parents claim they started giving her tennis instruction when she was still a toddler, having decided she would be a tennis star “when she was in the womb”.