Not only did the mother of the girl 'allegdly' fiddled with by her tennis coach not a. shop her straight in to Plod, b. batter her to death with sprogs racket but c. put name tags in her daughter's knickers! Oh these crazy middle classes! From the Times Online: A mother who discovered her 13-year-old daughter in bed with her female tennis coach said today that she did not contact the police for nine months because the girl was in such a fragile state. The woman, who cannot be identified, told the court that she had returned early from a party in October 2005 to find her daughter and the former tennis professional Claire Lyte, 29, performing sex acts on each other. The alleged victims mother said she began screaming paedophile at the tennis coach. She told Liverpool Crown Court: I went into the sitting room and noticed there was a newspaper on the table which I dont buy. I then went upstairs and saw two pairs of tennis shoes outside my daughters bedroom. I walked into the room and saw my daughter and Claire naked on the bed. I was in complete shock and I screamed and they became aware that I was there. My daughter jumped up and ran off and Claire pulled the bed sheet over her head. I was screaming at Claire, Get out, what have you done, what have you done to my child, you are nothing but a paedophile. I kept asking why. I couldnt believe what I had seen. The court has heard previously that it was nine months after the initial incident that the teenagers mother contacted the police. Ms Lyte, of Solihull, West Midlands, who was at the time of the allegations a coach at the Lawn Tennis Association Academy, denies five charges of sexual activity with a child. Her defence claims that the girls mother fabricated the allegations because her daughter was not going to pursue a professional tennis career. When asked this today the woman said: Absolutely not. To put my daughter through all this? No mother on earth would do that. She told the court that a couple of days after the incident she took her daughter back to the Loughborough academy where she trained. She said: Claire said she would distance herself from my daughter and the coaching would be given to somebody else. My daughter was in such a fragile state and I felt I was losing her. Leading up to this, she had become more and more distant, reclusive and unlike herself. I didnt know what else to do. She later met Ms Lytes father, Colin, who allegedly told her that he was absolutely devastated and that what she witnessed must be killing her. She told the court: He gave me assurances; he said it had never happened before and Claire was a good girl. She added that Mr Lyte had told that her Ms Lyte had already been given an official warning from the LTA about her behaviour towards the girl, stemming from an incident when the two had shared a toilet cubicle. During the subsequent months, the mother admitted, she allowed her daughter to stay with the Lytes over night and allowed Ms Lyte to visit her home and go shopping with the girl. She said: I was trying to put some trust back into the relationship with my daughter. Colin said nothing would happened and it would be fine. My daughter said, You must trust me and I was trying to build that trust. In August last year, the woman said, she went to meet her daughter at Knutsford motorway services, where she was being dropped off from an LTA tournament in Scotland. As the girl got off the min-bus, Lyte emerged wearing her daughters jumper and pyjama shorts, the mother said. She said: A few girls got off the bus and then Claire, who was wearing my daughters clothes. My stomach turned. Claire said to me my daughter played poorly and she wasnt going to let my daughter go to the next tournament. Claires attitude was horrible, she was smirking at me. She was dismissive of me. I knew then I had to go to the police. The mother had waited until her daughter went abroad on a holiday with relatives before she notified police. When the girl found, out on her return home, the mother said, she climbed on to the roof of their home and threatened to commit suicide. Two days later Ms Lytes home was searched by police who recovered the pink jumper that Ms Lyte had been wearing at Knutsford, a Helly Hanson jacket that the mother said belonged to the teenager and a pair of shoes. The jury was also shown a pair of pink knickers, also seized at Ms Lytes home, which had the teenagers name tag in them.