Kate serves up royal racket skills in tennis clinic visit


Tennis coach Judy Murray has a new rival to keep an eye on - the Duchess of Cambridge.

Kate joined dozens of Edinburgh school pupils and teachers as they were taught how to coach and pass on the basics of tennis to children at a clinic hosted by Ms Murray in the Scottish capital.

Often seen in the royal box at Wimbledon and described as a "keen" tennis player, Kate showed off her skills as those taking part were challenged to balance and spin a racket at Craigmount High School.

The class was part of the Tennis on the Road project created by Ms Murray in 2014 with the aim of capitalising on the success of her sons Andy and Jamie by increasing coaching capacity and growing the game at a grassroots level across Scotland.

As well as practising tennis shots, the workshops try to develop hand-to-eye co-ordination and other skills that can be worked on indoors with little equipment rather than on a full-size tennis court.

The programme has already delivered 17 separate roadshows, visiting different locations across Scotland each month.