British professional tennis star Kyle Edmund was welcomed with open arms as he paid a visit to a Northwood gym.
Just a couple of months after Edmund’s Australian Open success, David Lloyd Northwood welcomed the currently ranked British No. 1 on to the courts to inspire the kids on the All Stars programme, the coaching sessions which helped Edmund master his swing at the Hull club.
The Davis Cup winner took time out from a hectic schedule to join kids and adults on the courts on Tuesday, April 3.
The event gave people a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet their hero. Not only were the kids given tips and coaching from the star, adults were also joined by Edmund during a Cardio Tennis session, a workout which gives people of all abilities the chance to pick up a racquet at the same time as fantastic all-round high impact exercise.
Following the coaching sessions, Edmund took questions from the aspiring young tennis players, sharing how he gets nervous before big games and his joy of reaching the semi-final in the Australian Open.
He said: “I was delighted to join the families at David Lloyd Northwood who spent their Easter break on the courts. Hopefully sharing a bit of my passion for the sport will encourage others to get involved and choose tennis as part of their everyday lives.”
Paul Seymour, racquets manager at David Lloyd Northwood, said: “Kyle is a fantastic role model for any aspiring young player and adults alike.
“After being glued to the screens in the club, cheering him on in January during the Australian Open, the children were incredibly excited to get on court and meet him in person. We are very grateful that he took time out of his intense schedule to meet the youngsters.”