Kate Middleton is taking tennis lessons at a private London club and is a ‘good minor athlete’
Kate Middleton is taking tennis lessons at private Hurlingham Club in London and is a ‘good minor athlete‘ with a ‘nice top spin’, a source claimsDuchess of Cambridge allegedly taking lessons at Hurlingham Club in FulhamOften joined by children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince LouisEven found time for lessons while pregnant and hits the ball with nice top spin Kate is keen tennis fan and Wimbledon regular, as Patron of the All England ClubRoger Federer previously claimed Prince George, six, has a ‘good’ technique
By Hayley Richardson For Mailonline
Published: 10:27 GMT, 10 December 2019 | Updated: 15:05 GMT, 10 December 2019
The Duchess of Cambridge is allegedly working on her game at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham, west London, which charges annual membership fees of more than £1,000.
She is often joined by her family, including Princes George and Louis, six and one, and Princess Charlotte.
Eager Kate even found time for lessons while she was pregnant with her youngest, the source told People.
‘It wasn’t hard-going tennis — they weren’t rushing around. They are obviously choosing to improve their tennis,’ they said.
‘She hits the ball with nice top spin. She is a good minor athlete.’
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 37, have also been spotted having lunch at the club with their two eldest children – without their nanny – with the source claiming they appeared ‘a normal family of four’.
According to the source, Prince George and Princess Charlotte looked ‘perky and alert’ and all were ‘enjoying the sport and some lovely, natural family time’.
The Duchess of Cambridge, pictured at Wimbledon this year, is allegedly working on her game at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham, west London
The Hurlingham Club in Fulham is a member of The Association of London Clubs and also stages polo tournaments as well as the Aspall Tennis Classic
The Hurlingham is an exclusive sports and social club, with a Georgian clubhouse set in 42 acres of grounds bordering the River Thames.
It is a member of The Association of London Clubs and also stages polo tournaments as well as the Aspall Tennis Classic. Currently the waiting list for new members is closed, ‘subject to annual review’.
Like her husband, Kate is an avid tennis fan and has attended Wimbledon several times over the years, more recently in her role as Patron of the All England Club.
The family even have a court at their country home, Anmer Hall in Norfolk.
The duchess has previously shown off her tennis skills, notably on a visit to Coach Core – which trains young people to become coaches – in 2018, during which she took to the court in a pair of black heeled boots.
Kate has previously shown off her tennis skills, notably on a visit to Coach Core – which trains young people to become coaches – in 2018 (pictured)
Prince George’s tennis skills have also been commended by Swiss legend Roger Federer, who admitted to helping mould the future king into a budding player in July.
He visited the home of the Duchess of Cambridge’s parents in Bucklebury, Berkshire, to meet the young prince – where he was able to hone his technique as they hit some balls together.
Speaking after his second round victory over Britain’s Jay Clarke at Wimbledon, Federer said that ‘cute’ George had a ‘good’ tennis technique.
Like her husband (pictured), Kate is an avid tennis fan and has attended Wimbledon several times over the years, more recently in her role as Patron of the All England Club
Prince George’s tennis skills have also been commended by Swiss legend Roger Federer, who admitted to helping mould the future king into a budding player in July. Pictured: royal siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte
When questioned by reporters about his knockabout with George, Federer said: ‘At that stage it’s all about just touch the ball, it’s already good.
‘Same with my boys. I think I have a little advantage that I actually spent some time, you know, with him.’
The tennis star is a long-time friend of the royals and attended Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton‘s wedding in 2017.
Kate famously offered Federer three kisses – the traditional Swiss way of greeting someone – when she and Prince William congratulated him following his eighth Wimbledon win in 2017.
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