This October, rising star of British tennis, Emma Raducanu, will become the latest Major-winning tennis champion to share her skills and pro tips with guests at Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences.
During her time on the private island resort in Baa Atoll, from 25 October – 2 November, the former US Open women’s singles champion will treat lucky Amilla guests to a 60-minute tennis clinic at the resort’s jungle-clad, US Open-standard tennis courts.
Taking place on 27 October, the tennis clinic will see Emma share her top tips and expert knowledge with guests wanting to improve their game. She will also attend a meet-and-greet event with guests at the resort, and hopes to encourage even more people of all ages to play tennis.
Emma commented: "I’m delighted to discover the Maldives for the first time and I would like to thank Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences for this opportunity. I will share my experience with the guests and have an amazing time there." The 19-year-old tennis star made history last year by becoming the first qualifier and youngest British player to win a Grand Slam title at the US Open. She was subsequently awarded WTA Newcomer of the Year. Having dominated on the courts, the inspirational young player even became a style icon, as the new face of Dior."
Organised in conjunction with LUX Tennis, operator of Amilla’s tennis activities, Emma’s is the latest in a long line of tennis masterclasses hosted by leading pros and former champions at Amilla, from former World No. 1s Angelique Kerber and Pat Rafter, to Olympic gold medallist Sasha Zverev and Davis Cup winner Viktor Troicki. A huge supporter of the sport, Amilla Maldives hosts visiting tennis pros regularly throughout the year, as well as a ‘resident pro’ on hand to coach resort guests. As the world’s first Inclucare-certified resort, Amilla also recently announced plans to extend the option to play on its courts to guests with disabilities too; wheelchair tennis star, Cisco Garcia, will visit Amilla Maldives at the end of September to help raise awareness of this initiative.