Wheelchair tennis player Richard Green recently enjoyed a tennis master class from former British No.1 Tim Henman.
Richard attended the session thanks to Jaguar, who had chosen Richard to be one of the Jaguar Academy of Sport’s Rising Stars for 2012.
At David Lloyd in Oxford, Henman gave Richard a number of coaching tips to improve his game, in particular to help his serve.
Richard has been involved in a number of Jaguar’s workshops and mentoring sessions and has met other top sportsmen and women including David Beckham, Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Ian Botham, Dame Kelly Holmes, Denise Lewis and Gareth Edwards.
He is part of the Tennis Foundation’s Wheelchair Tennis Talent Pool and was nominated by the Foundation to receive Sports Aid funding to support his progression in the sport.
“I had a really exciting day with Tim and it was a real privilege to be coached by him,” said Richard, who competes in the quad division for players with a disability in three or more limbs.
“I am grateful to both SportsAid and Jaguar for all their help and support as I try and progress my tennis career.”
Richard will be competing at the ITF2 Nottingham Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament next week at Nottingham Tennis Centre.
Keep up-to-date with the latest news and results from Nottingham Indoor here.
Jaguar is the Official Car of the Lawn Tennis Association, supporting the LTA summer grass court events and the AEGON GB Davis Cup and Fed Cup teams.
As well as providing exclusive opportunities to showcase the Jaguar range of XJ, XK and XF cars, the partnership gives Jaguar access to the National Tennis Centre supporting the Jaguar Academy of Sport which aims to recognise, celebrate and inspire the very best of young British sporting talent and success.
This is a long term commitment by Jaguar to support the next generation of British champions, by bringing together the Academy's Rising Stars and the nation's most celebrated sportsmen and women, sports media and prominent business figures to create a unique Best of British sports club.