Kate Middleton to join forces with Judy Murray for tennis workshop

On the heels of her stint as a guest editor, the Duchess of Cambridge will head to Edinburgh on Feb. 24 for three special engagements, one of which will put her athleticism to good use. Sporty Kate will help out at the Tennis on the Road coaching clinic, held at Craigmount High School and hosted by Judy Murray.

Kate, who is known as the Countess of Strathearn in Scotland, will join Judy and other tennis coaches at the workshop, Kensington Palace has revealed.

Judy's foundation Tennis on the Road aims to deliver starter tennis to both adults and children, encouraging them to get active and play the sport.


Keen tennis fan Kate will meet Judy Murray next week

Kate will no doubt be excited to take to the courts. Prince William's wife is a regular fixture at Wimbledon and is often seen cheering Judy's son Andy Murray on at the south London tournament. Her siblings James and Pippa and her parents Carole and Michael are also fans of the annual championship.

This month it was reported that the Duchess will become patron of the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club – better known as the venue for Wimbledon – after taking over from the Queen, who is scaling down her royal duties.

Last summer Kate, 34, and William, 33, also won planning permission to build a tennis court in the grounds of their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall.

The tennis coach will be hosting a workshop to encourage more people to play the sport

The focus of Kate's day out in Edinburgh next week is on children and young people. The Duchess will continue her work in support of children's mental health by visiting two of her patronages that have a presence in the Scottish capital – Place2Be and The Art Room.

Kate will visit St Catherine's Primary School to see how Place2Be's work in Scotland is improving the emotional wellbeing of pupils, parents, families and school staff. She will then visit the Wester Hailes Education Centre, which houses The Art Room's first studio in Scotland.

Kate will also visit two of her patronages Place2Be and The Art Room in Edinburgh

Since she became a member of the royal family, the Duchess has been championing various children's charities and is a firm believer that early intervention can prevent youngsters developing bigger problems in later life.

Kate has shown a deep interest in mental health and this week she launched the Young Minds Matter initiative for The Huffington Post UK. Acting as a guest editor for the website, Kate wrote in one blog post: "Like most parents today, William and I would not hesitate to seek help for our children if they needed it.

"We hope to encourage George and Charlotte to speak about their feelings, and to give them the tools and sensitivity to be supportive peers to their friends as they get older. We know there is no shame in a young child struggling with their emotions or suffering from a mental illness."

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