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Kate Middleton works with one of her favorite tennis stars to support underprivileged and vulnerable children.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, will join the 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer for a day of tennis in London next month to raise funds and raise awareness of two causes close to her heart – Action for children and the LTA Foundation. (The latter is the charity arm of the Lawn Tennis Association, of which she is a patron.)
Kate is a passionate supporter of grassroots sport and on this special day, East London children aged 8 to 15 will have a unique opportunity to play with Federer, 41. The hope is that this will encourage young people of all backgrounds to get involved in sport and reap its many mental and physical health benefits.
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This will be followed on September 22 by a Charity Open Practice Day for the Laver Cupan international men’s indoor hard court team tournament between Team Europe and Team World.
Fans will have the opportunity to watch Federer and other Team Europe and Team World stars prepare for the tournament, with all proceeds from ticket sales going to Action for Children and the LTA Foundation.
James Veysey/Shutterstock Kate Middleton and Prince William play tennis at Wimbledon
Kate is a lifelong tennis fan and has a court at her home in Anmer Hall in Norfolk where she plays against her husband Prince William40. The royal couple also regularly take their children to classes at a club in London.
The Duchess is a regular at the Wimbledon tennis championships also every summer in London – a competition Federer has won eight times in his illustrious career.
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Action for Children is one of Kate’s main charities, helping vulnerable children, young people and their families across the UK. According to a press release from Kensington, it intends to use the funds raised through the tennis events to provide practical and emotional care and support for children at the Palace.
The money will also be used to ensure underprivileged children can have fun through activities and outings, the publication adds.
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The LTA Tennis Foundation will use the money for their SERVES initiative, which will fund 50 new coaching programs for children in some of the UK’s most deprived areas.
Kate and her family are currently on their summer holidays and are expected to head to Balmoral Castle in Scotland to spend some quality time with her queen elizabeth before Prince George, Princess Charlotteand Prince Louis Start back in school in early September.