Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 7:23AM
Wimbledon is just around the corner, which means it is the perfect time to inspire British kids to throw on their summer sweats and give their rackets a twirl. Laura Robson and Wilson teamed up to encourage kids to take up tennis by touring London schools with Wilson rackets.
Robson, the 2008 Wimbledon Junior champ and last year's Olympic silver medalist in mixed doubles with Andy Murray, hit with students aged 7-18 in London schools. Robson introduced younger kids to the new Wilson 25/23 inch junior rackets and transition balls from the Wilson Starter Set, before showing off her skills to secondary school pupils with the new Wilson Steam 99S racket.
The Wilson Steam 99S racket has been designed specifically for recreational players and boasts improved spin using Spin Effect Technology.
Robson spoke of her love for Wilson rackets, saying “I’ve played Wilson since I was a junior and can say from experience that the Wilson develops great rackets for all tennis players, whatever their age or ability."
Robson posed for photos and recorded a short clip before heading back to her Wimbledon preparation. "Today was a special opportunity for me to show youngsters in the community close to Wimbledon how much fun they can have in the sport and also get the kind of exercise they need for a healthy future life,” she said.
Photos and video courtesy of Wilson Tennis