Members of posh Hurlingham Club, where Kate Middleton takes Prince George and Princess Charlotte for tennis lessons, say ‘other clientele’ are amongst the things they like LEAST about exclusive organisation
- Hurlingham Club members revealed least favourite things about organisation
- According to Tatler, the thing they dislike the most is ‘the food and beverages’
- ‘Other Members’ was the second most voted for option during a recent survey
- Duchess of Cambridge allegedly takes tennis lessons at Hurlingham Club
- Often joined by children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis
Attendees of Kate Middleton’s exclusive tennis club have voted ‘other members’ as among the things they dislike most about the organisation.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, has reportedly taken tennis lessons during the last year at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham, west London, which charges annual membership fees of more than £1,000.
But now Tatler has reported a survey sent to attendees of the club has revealed a disquiet among members about their fellow clientele.
In response to the question, ‘What do you like least about the club?’, members voted ‘food and drink’ in first place, closely followed by ‘Other Members’ in second.
Attendees of Kate Middleton’s exclusive tennis club have voted ‘other members’ as among the things they dislike most about the organisation
It was reported last year that Kate was taking tennis lessons at the club and was a ‘good minor athlete’ with a ‘nice top spin’.
She was said to often be joined by her family, including Princes George and Louis, and Princess Charlotte at the club.
Eager Kate even found time for lessons while she was pregnant with her youngest, the source told People.
The Duke and Duchess were also been spotted having lunch at the club with their two eldest children – without their nanny – with the source claiming they appeared ‘a normal family of four’.
The Duchess of Cambridge has reportedly taken tennis lessons during the last year at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham, west London, which charges annual membership fees of more than £1,000
According to the source, Prince George and Princess Charlotte looked ‘perky and alert’ and all were ‘enjoying the sport and some lovely, natural family time’.
The Hurlingham is an exclusive sports and social club, with a Georgian clubhouse set in 42 acres of grounds bordering the River Thames.
It is a member of The Association of London Clubs and also stages polo tournaments as well as the Aspall Tennis Classic. Currently the waiting list for new members is closed, ‘subject to annual review’.
Like her husband, Kate is an avid tennis fan and has attended Wimbledon several times over the years, more recently in her role as Patron of the All England Club.
The Duke and Duchess have been spotted having lunch at the club with their two eldest children – without their nanny
The family even have a court at their country home, Anmer Hall in Norfolk.
The duchess has previously shown off her tennis skills, notably on a visit to Coach Core – which trains young people to become coaches – in 2018, during which she took to the court in a pair of black heeled boots.
Prince George’s tennis skills have also been commended by Swiss legend Roger Federer, who admitted to helping mould the future king into a budding player last year.
He visited the home of the Duchess of Cambridge’s parents in Bucklebury, Berkshire, to meet the young prince – where he was able to hone his technique as they hit some balls together.
The Hurlingham Club in Fulham is a member of The Association of London Clubs and also stages polo tournaments as well as the Aspall Tennis Classic
Speaking after his second round victory over Britain’s Jay Clarke at Wimbledon, Federer said that ‘cute’ George had a ‘good’ tennis technique.
When questioned by reporters about his knockabout with George, Federer said: ‘At that stage it’s all about just touch the ball, it’s already good.
‘Same with my boys. I think I have a little advantage that I actually spent some time, you know, with him.’
The tennis star is a long-time friend of the royals and attended Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton’s wedding in 2017.
Kate famously offered Federer three kisses – the traditional Swiss way of greeting someone – when she and Prince William congratulated him following his eighth Wimbledon win in 2017.
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