Ex Ten­nis play­ers to men­tor stu­dents in 150 UK schools

Daily Trust - - BIZWIZ - Young back­ing by ten­nis stars

Young peo­ple strug­gling with their be­hav­iours, con­fi­dence or aca­demic per­for­mance are to be en­gaged by cur­rent and for­mer ten­nis play­ers to over­come their dif­fi­cul­ties, Bri­tain’s Youth Sport Trust has an­nounced.

It said the move fol­lowed a three-year part­ner­ship with the Ten­nis Foun­da­tion where for­mer and cur­rent pro­fes­sional ten­nis play­ers would work in dis­ad­van­taged schools to in­spire young peo­ple and help them ful­fil their per­sonal po­ten­tial.

The part­ner­ship tar­gets about 150 sec­ondary schools and 1,500 young peo­ple across the United King­dom..

Youth Sport Trust Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Ali Oliver said dur­ing the launch of the part­ner­ship that “We are de­lighted to grow our re­la­tion­ship with the Ten­nis Foun­da­tion, com­bin­ing the Youth Sport Trust’s con­sid­er­able ex­pe­ri­ence in rais­ing achieve­ment and ath­lete men­tor­ing with the power of ten­nis and the in­spi­ra­tion of elite play­ers.

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