Image of Simon Berry, Krittika D'Silva, Prince Edward and Kevin Heffernan
Simon Berry, Krittika D'Silva, Prince Edward and Kevin Heffernan

Students play tennis with The Earl of Wessex

Last week, graduate students Krittika D'Silva (2016) and Kevin Heffernan (2015) played a doubles match with His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex (1983) as part of his Real Tennis Challenge.

Kevin partnered with Prince Edward to play Krittika and Simon Berry. After a closely fought set, Prince Edward and Kevin won 8-5.

An alumnus of the College, Prince Edward was a keen player of real tennis during his time studying in Cambridge. In 2018 he is aiming to play at every Real Tennis court in the world to raise significant funds to enable more young people to start their Duke of Edinburgh Award both in the UK and abroad. There are just under 50 Real Tennis locations worldwide, 28 of which are in the UK, and he will test his skills by playing over 80 sets of tennis with young people and other community members.

Both Kevin and Krittika are on the Cambridge Varsity Real Tennis team. They met Prince Edward when he launched his Real Tennis Challenge in Cambridge in January, and were invited to the event last week because of their past volunteer efforts with the Duke of Edinburgh Award.