FORMER Crewe Alex Ladies FC star Kate Halle has turned her attention to coaching the tennis stars of the future in Sandbach.
The striker, now at Stockport County, has been appointed coach for Congleton Borough Council.
Kate, who has coached tennis for five years, is fully qualified and her post is funded by the Lawn Tennis Association and the Government Community Coach Scheme.
She said: 'My aim is for everyone in Sandbach to have an opportunity to try tennis, and also to create a club for those who want to learn.
'We use the excellent facilities at Sandbach School, and I'm really looking forward to coaching here.'
Kate has organised courses for juniors and adults, which started on Monday. The five-week courses cost from £15. Call sports development officer Sue Brereton on 01270 769333 for more information.