When not attending some fancy royal engagements or meeting with foreign ambassadors, Kate Middleton is working on perfecting her serve, according to recent sightings. The Duchess of Cambridge, which is a big fan of tennis, has been getting lessons at the exclusive Hurlingham Club in Fulham, the Mail On Sunday reports.
A club regular said: “She’s really very good. She comes down and trains with her tennis coach with her security looming in the background. Sometimes they fetch her stray balls.”
Kate is a huge tennis fan, attending Wimbledon almost every year, and she is even the patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club since 2016, getting the role from the Queen. She doesn’t shy away from showing off her skills whenever she gets the chance though, with her picking up a tennis racket on multiple royal engagements and taking part in tennis workshops with Judy Murray and a group of school children.
She isn’t the only tennis fan in the family, as she has also started taking her two eldest children Prince George and Princess Charlotte to the private members club as well. An inside source says: “Kate has been at Hurlingham a lot over the summer. She takes all the kids. There’s a gorgeous playground they all love, and George and Charlotte have tennis lessons. They all pile into the clubhouse afterwards for lunch or tea and they’re never bothered, they’re just like any normal family. They all seem to really love it there.”
Prince George has had the opportunity of having private lessons and improving his technique with one of the best tennis players in the world, Roger Federer. A close friend of the family, the Swiss sportsman was in attendance at Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton’s wedding in 2017.
The Hurlingham Club is just a 25-minute drive from Kensington Palace, the residence of the Cambridges. The club has several outdoor tennis courts and a swimming pool within its 42 acres of grounds. There’s also a children’s playground with tree houses, a zip wire and climbing walls.