We are delighted to report that The Duchess of Cambridge is well and truly on the mend. In fact she’s just been captured energetically volleying a tennis ball about the court with some very lucky children.
The Duchess of Cambridge, Johanna Konta, Alfie Hewett and lots of excited kids..what a great day at British Tennis!
Posted by British Tennis on Tuesday, 31 October 2017
Anyone for tennis?
The Duchess was photographed visiting The National Tennis Centre and getting sportily involved in a “Tennis for Kids” session with a bunch of cute kiddos. The program aims to get children from diverse backgrounds together for a bit of on court fun, and kids are instructed by the apprentice coaches the Coach Core team trains.
Kate is apparently the Patron of the Lawn Tennis Association, which sounds like a very cucumber sandwich and Pimm’s filled role. The aforementioned Coach Core is a mentoring and employment-focused scheme founded by Kate, Prince William and Prince Harry. It aims to train young adults who are not at school or in work to be sports coaches.
“At the National Tennis Centre The Duchess gets involved with a ‘Tennis for Kids’ session, where children aged 5-8 have the chance to get free tennis coaching. This year 22,500 children will benefit from the @britishtennis scheme, will also gives every participant a free tennis racket,” Kensington Palace captioned the sporty image and video, featuring Kate.
Fashion pundits report that Kate wore “the PlayBrave ‘Clarice’ Track Jacket, the Monreal London ‘Tuxedo’ Track Pants and the Nike Air VaporMax FlyKnit Running Shoes,” to this special engagement.
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This morning The Duchess of Cambridge, as Patron of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), visited the National Tennis Centre to learn more about how the LTA is getting more people, from all different background, to get involved in tennis. HRH took part in a tennis coaching session which was run by Coach Core apprentices. Coach Core is in an apprenticeship scheme, founded by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, that trains young people who are not in education or employment to be sports coaches.
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At the National Tennis Centre The Duchess gets involved with a 'Tennis for Kids' session, where children aged 5-8 have the chance to get free tennis coaching. This year 22,500 children will benefit from the @britishtennis scheme, will also gives every participant a free tennis racket. 🎾
Return to form
Kate had previously been bedridden with a nasty case of Hyperemesis Gravidarum, which forced her not only to announce her pregnancy in the first trimester, but necessitated her withdrawal from public life for several weeks as she was treated for the acute pregnancy-related illness.
Last month, she made her first moves to return to work and she appears to be – thankfully – going from strength to strength.
An obviously almost out-of-the-woods Kate was first seen at an event to raise awareness for World Mental Health Day. She later popped up on a train station platform, dancing with Paddington Bear and looking the picture of good health.
Here’s hoping her pregnancy is a much less puke-y and happier one, from here on in.