Sports stars coach Down’s tennis team

Anne Keothavong with a member of Fulham's Down's syndrome tennis team

Britain’s number three women’s tennis player, Anne Keothavong, joined premiership footballers for a surprise visit to a training session of the Fulham FC Foundation’s Down’s syndrome tennis team this Spring.

Fulham FC players Nicky Shorey and Stefano Okaka, taking part in the Premier League Places for Players initiative, and Ms Keothavong took time out of their schedules to assist with coaching at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, Surrey.

The Down’s Syndrome tennis project is the first of its kind in the country and was established in January this year, following the success of Fulham’s Down’s syndrome football team, the Fulham Badgers, established in 2006. The scheme is part of the Down’s Syndrome Association’s campaign to encourage those with the syndrome to become more involved in sport.

SEN News Team
Author: SEN News Team

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