EBAT Players Receive Mentoring From Anne Keothavong and Judy Murray

Posted 12 Dec 2016

Last week, eleven Elena Baltacha Academy of Tennis (EBAT) players spent a day at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, South West London, getting tips, advice and coaching from two of the biggest names in Great British Tennis. The girls travelled with Foundation Chairman Nino Severino and a team of coaches from EBAT.

An Inspiring Tale To Tell

Former British Women’s Number 1, Anne Keothavong, took part in a mentoring session with the girls. Anne won a total of 20 International Tennis Federation singles titles and broke into the world top 50 in 2009. Since retiring in 2013 she has become a member of the BT Sport tennis coverage team alongside Elena Baltacha Foundation Patron, Martina Navratilova. Anne met the girls, answered questions and talked to them about her career and the journey she made from junior to British Number 1 five times.

  national tennis centre   anne keothavong with nino severino   national tennis centre roehampton

Our Incredible Foundation Patron

Anne was also joined by Judy Murray, one of the most respected figures in the sport of tennis. It’s not the first time Judy has given her time to EBAT players, as a Foundation Patron she has made several trips to run sessions in Ipswich, and was a much loved friend and mentor to our own Bally. It’s been an incredible year for the Murray family, and the EBAT girls wanted to know all about Andy and Jamie’s success this year.

Anne and Judy took part in some on-court training and put the girls through their paces with exercise routines and drills designed to get them focussed on movement and speed…and of course the whole day was about having fun and enjoying tennis.

  tennis mentoring with Anne Keothavong and Judy Murray   training session
  ebat girls at the national tennis centre   judy murray

A Big Thank You

We’d like to express our gratitude and say a big thank you to Anne and Judy from the Foundation and the EBAT players, coaches and parents. Both women offered invaluable advice and insight which we’ll no doubt see put into practise on the tournament circuit in the coming weeks, months and years.

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