On the morning of Friday 22 May 2015, a number of EBAT players were fortunate enough to visit the home of British Tennis and participate in a training session with former British No.1, Anne Keovathong.
The players invited to attend have shown great commitment to the Academy their training programmes have seen the players train week in, week out on a Monday & Wednesday (0700 - 0830hrs) in their respective Performance Green & Orange squads. The players also train on the remaining days of the week at the same time for their individual training sessions.
Anne is a great friend to Elena’s Academy, the two players grew up together & famously battled it out over the forthcoming years for the British No.1 slot. Although both Elena & Anne were determined to hold the prestigious No.1 slot both were respectful of one another and it was extremely fitting to see Elena & Anne representing Team GB paired together for the doubles as Olympians at the 2012 London Olympics.
Anne & Elena at the London 2012 Olypics:
Anne has been a visitor to the Academy over the past year, and has given her time to train with some of our senior players.
Training started with Eleanor & Amber, who were put through their paces by Anne. Followed by Lewis & Alana, Haviel & Maria. An amazing opportunity to be on court with not only a former top professional, but also one of Elena’s closest friends.
Our thanks always to the NTC, and also to Anne for giving her time. Plans are already in place for Anne to visit the Academy later in the season which we are all very much looking forward to.
Pictures of our EBAT players training with Anne: