TITANIC star Kate Winslet is wowing tennis aces with her court skills in New York after picking up a racket for a new movie role.

The British actress and MARK RUFFALO signed up for tennis lessons from TONY MINNIS, the coach of American college champions Louisiana State University, after discovering their characters in new film ALL THE KINGS MEN had to be proficient players.

And while Ruffalo struggled with his forehand and backhand, Winslet was a natural.

Minnis says, "She's actually a really good athlete. I had to duck from her balls more than a few times."

19/04/2005 02:41