Kate Middleton is teaming up with one of her favorite tennis stars, Roger Federer, in support of disadvantaged and vulnerable children.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, will join 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer for a day of tennis in London next month to promote fundraising and awareness for 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 patron.)
Kate is a passionate champion of grassroots tennis, and the special day will see children from East London ages 8-15 given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play alongside Federer, 41. The hope is that it will encourage young people from all backgrounds to become involved in the sport and draw from its numerous mental and physical health benefits.
Fans will get a chance to watch Federer and other stars from Team Europe and Team World prepare for the tournament, with all proceeds from ticket sales going to Action for Children and the LTA Foundation.
Kate is a lifelong tennis fan and has a court at her home at Anmer Hall, in Norfolk, where she plays against her husband Prince William, 40. The royal couple also regularly take their children to a club in London for lessons.