May 12 Channel your inner Williams sister at this week’s Tennis Tuesday. Part of a collaboration between the Lawn Tennis Association and Nike, the sessions are being held nationwide in order to boost women’s involvement in sports. Choose between training with professional coaches or simply practicing with others of your skill level. Find a court near you at clubspark.lta.org.uk/tennistuesdays
Before the Williams Sisters - Margaret and Matilda Peters, affectionately known as ‘Pete” and Repeat’. The Peters made history with their doubles record from the 1930s to the 1950s. At a time when African Americans were not allowed to compete against whites, the Peters sisters played in the American Tennis Association, which was created specifically to give blacks a forum to play tennis competitively. Inducted into the USTA’s Mid-Atlantic Section Hall of Fame in 2003.
The Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, the greatest sister-act professional tennis has ever seen, succeeded against all odds, and with the help of their visionary parents, made it to the top. Venus, a 7 time grand slam winner (singles) and Serena, 17 time grand slam winner (singles) is ranked World No.1 by the Womens Tennis Association.