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Vamos J heads to the UK for the first time as Team Yonex legend Martina Hingis offers expert advice for next generation of tennis stars

22 October 2019

Team Yonex legend and multi Grand Slam winner Martina Hingis was present as Yonex brought the Vamos J programme to the UK for the very first time. The event, held at Westway Sports and Fitness Centre, is part of Yonex's unique initiative that aims to invest in the future of tennis by providing top level tuition from some of the best coaches from around the world. 

Martina was present as the Vamos J initiative hit London in the next stop of its worldwide tour following previous successful events across Asia and in Germany just a few weeks ago. Vamos J will be heading to the USA next as Yonex continues to support the development of the next generation of tennis stars across the world.

The Vamos J initiative gives young players a great opportunity to learn from some of the best coaches in the game. The sessions were led by experienced head coach Nick Horvat, who has a distinguished history in the game, and boasts top level players such as Donna Vekic (CRO) and Timea Babos (HUN) as past students. He was joined by a number of local UK coaches and a contingent from Japan, including the former captain of Japan's Davis Cup team and national coach of Japan for 25 years, Eiji Takeuchi. 

Around 30 players between the ages of 8 and 15 attend the camp, and with an incredibly high standard of tennis on display, the future looks bright for these fledgling tennis stars. Every single one of them displayed a positive attitude and a willingness to learn and improve their game, which will hold them in good stead for the future. 

As well as learning from some of the very best coaches, the young players were thrilled to get the opportunity to hit with Team Yonex icon Martina Hingis. Martina passed on some of her vast experience and knowledge, as well as hitting balls with each junior player to give them an experience they will certainly never forget. 

We look forward to hosting future Vamos J events in the years to come!

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