Elton John and Billie Jean King to Host London Tennis Match
By Shannon Carlin
Elton John will soon be playing London’s Royal Albert Hall, but he won’t be bringing his piano with him.
According to Associated Press (via Billboard), John along with former tennis pro, Billie Jean King will be hosting a charity tennis match at the famed arena on December 7.
King’s World Team Tennis Smash Hits will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which, according to John, is looking to secure “an AIDS-free future” by giving “access to lifesaving treatment to more people living with HIV in Africa.”
King and John will coach teams that feature retired pros like Kim Clijsters, John McEnroe and Britain’s Tim Henman, along with German player Sabine Lisicki, who was the 2013 Wimbledon runner-up.
King’s Smash Hits program has raised $12 million since 1993.