Kate Middleton and Roger Federer are excited about teaming up for raising funds for less privileged and vulnerable children. The tennis legend and Duchess of Cambridge will collaborate on a practice day for the Laver Cup.
The Laver Cup Open Practice Day will be held at 02 in London arena on September 22, 2022. The two will host a day in next month for charities of Action for Children and LTA Tennis Foundation.
Kate is a patron of both the charities and she along with her family friend and great tennis star Roger Federer is excited about the venture. Both of their fans will get a chance to see their favorites in court during practices. Many great team players will be there from both Team Europe and Team World.
The collaboration was actually Kate’s idea, Kensington Palace said. Federer is a co-founder of Laver Cup and Kate is a patron of these two charities for children, so she thought of raising funds through tennis collaboration. Tennis is mutual interest of both and charity is something which they both are also actively participating.
It will be hosted by Kate Middleton and Federer in East London for children aged between 8 to 15 years. The children will get a chance to play in presence of Federer himself. The Laver Cup Open Practice Day tickets will be sold to the public and it’s sale will benefit both the charity organizations Action for Children and LTA Foundation.
Roger Federer tweeted about the collaboration which was later retweeted by Kate Middleton on her official Twitter account.
Excited to announce that Laver Cup is partnering with The Duchess of Cambridge this year to raise funds for two incredible charities – @actionforchildrenuk and the @LTA Tennis Foundation. Thank you for your support, and I look forward to seeing you in London! https://t.co/7B82Gkj5EE
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) August 17, 2022
As Kensington Palace said in a press release, “Her Royal Highness is passionate about supporting grassroots tennis and encouraging young people from all backgrounds to become involved in the sport.”
The donations will provide emotional and physical support to the young children and their families who are vulnerable. The funds will also help in promoting outdoor activities of children. The donations will also promote 50 new SERVES coaching programmes designed by LTA for children in deprived areas of the country.
Kate is also a passionate fan of Wimbledon and attends all the important matches as being a patron of All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC).
Kate Middleton and Roger Federer has a friendly family bond as he also taught ‘Prince George’ some tennis lessons in Bucklebury, Berkshire at Kate’s parents house. Roger also noted that Prince George had some ‘good swings’. He also mentioned that Prince is also passionate about tennis like her mum and he seems to have great interest in the game.
Roger Federer was also invited at Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton’s wedding in 2017 along with his wife Mirka. The 20-times Grand Slam Champion is also Prince George’s favorite player.