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Kate Middleton wants George to make a tennis racket

Match pointers: The Duchess of Cambridge listens to a coach PICTURE: PA

THE Duchess of Cambridge asked how she can make her son a king on the court as she visited the national tennis centre.

Tennis fan Kate told a coach she is trying to teach Prince George how to play the game.

Lending a hand: Kate tests a young player’s reactions PICTURE: AP

Lawn Tennis Association coach Sam Richardson said: ‘She asked what kind of stuff George should be doing. He is interested in tennis but, being four, he just wants to whack the ball.’

Mr Richardson, head of LTA’s Tennis for Kids grassroots scheme, said the duchess spoke to champion Andy Murray’s mum Judy, who told her to focus on skills without the racket.

Kate, who is patron of the LTA, also took part in a training session with young players at the centre in London and met British No.1 Johanna Konta, who is an ambassador for the grassroots scheme.

Doubles: Kate links up with British No.1 Johanna Konta at the national tennis centre PICTURE: REUTERS

The Duchess, who is expecting her third child in April, has been stepping back into the limelight after suffering from severe morning sickness.