Cleared! He was a ‘pushy parent’ but not a cruel coach

ILFORD

A tennis coach has been cleared of physically and verbally abusing his daughters to turn them into the next Williams sisters after a jury decided he was a ‘pushy parent’ and not a cruel coach. John De’Viana, 54, was alleged to have taken both girls out of school to enforce gruelling all-day training regimes on them, making them practise from 5:30am until they went to bed. Monaei De’Viana, now 21, had claimed her father spat at her as she was…

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