British Tennis Star Laura Robson Agrees Virgin Active Endorsement
February 28, 2013
Virgin Active, a leading UK health club has partnered with British female tennis star Laura Robson to launch an inclusive and unmatched tennis offering across the portfolio of 21 Health and Racquets clubs.
They have also partnered with former British number one player Andrew Castle.
Laura, who trained at the Virgin Active Chiswick Riverside club in her early years, will also act as an ambassador for the Virgin Active Junior Tennis Academy, which is open to all members, aged 3-16. There are currently over 4,000 members of the academies including 200 who receive LTA funding to train in the clubs. Robson hopes to motivate and inspire a new generation of tennis stars, especially teenage girls who are known to drop out of sport at an earlier age.
Commenting on her role as tennis ambassador, Laura Robson says, “I am really excited to be working with such an innovative company as Virgin Active. With someone as passionate as Sir Richard, I am sure we will be able to entice more Virgin Active members to get on the court and give tennis a go. I have many fond memories of training at the Riverside Club, being on court was always fun – it’s a very social club.
“Tennis is such a fun sport and has so much to offer for all ages and standards – plus it’s great for your all-round fitness.”
Virgin Active founder, Sir Richard Branson comments, “It’s no secret how much I love playing tennis – it’s such a fantastic sport and a wonderful way to stay active and be social at the same time.
“Our Racquet Clubs are now very much part of the Virgin Active family and with the innovative, fun approach the team at Virgin Active are bringing to the game they are proving they will do ‘Anything for Tennis’!
“It’s a joy to welcome Laura – after all she represents the future of UK tennis – she’s young, vibrant and on course to do very well this year – go Laura! It’s great to also be joined by Andrew Castle – he brings a wealth of experience and sports heritage and maybe he’ll give me a game.”