Former world #5 Daniela Hantuchova was the star guest at a special Tennis Europe Junior School Media Workshop this afternoon. The 4-time Grand Slam mixed doubles champion, now a leading tennis broadcaster, gave useful tips to invited juniors aged 12-16 and shared her experiences on both sides of the microphone.
Remembering her time on the Junior Tour, Daniela said; “I have lots of fun memories. Looking back I realise it’s where you develop as a player but also as a person off court. It’s a very important time, and that’s why I’m so glad to be a part of this discussion.”
The Workshop looked at issues surrounding the Media and Social Media, with players advised on the 'dos and donts' of social media, linguistic challenges, cyber-bulling and creating an optimal online presence for young players.
Tennis Europe CEO Thomas Hammerl introduced the European Federation and its activities to the junior players, and commented: “An important part of our strategy is to upgrade our digital services for our young players. We're very thankful to Daniela for taking the time to share her knowledge with us”.
The Junior School is designed to prepare young athletes for life as professional tennis players. Approved by the ATP and WTA, and endorsed by the sport’s governing body, the International Tennis Federation, a wide range of multimedia resources are available here.