Through Pierre Leriche
Published on 4 May 21 at 19:20
At the Michel-Pelchat gymnasium in Argentan (Orne), the noise of the stands has pale since the begin of the well being disaster. However, on Tuesday April 20, 2021, the ball nonetheless bounces off the Bayard ping-pong tables.
The solely survivor of the well being disaster,Men’s workforce in Pro B, who was capable of proceed his skilled season. An opportunity taken benefit of, with the assured upkeep of the workforce in the second division for subsequent season.
The exercise of the membership is basically restricted, however its affect on the metropolis and the division stays, in addition to its worldwide resonance.
On today, a number of gamers with a particular exemption are coaching. The balls cease whereas filming a promotional video for the Orne table tennis committee (CDTT61).
Facing the digicam, Laurent Launay (sports activities director of Bayard Argentan TT), Frédéric Leveillé (mayor of Argentan) and Jérémy Prévost (chairman of the committee).
“Training is the DNA of the club”
Among the gamers who alternate forehands, backhands and prime spin, this Tuesday, are Argentanian hopefuls whose younger age suggests the finest for his or her tennis future.
Having top-level, “home” gamers is an actual supply of pleasure for Laurent Launay. “Training is the DNA of the membership. “
The sports director highlights an organization in favor of high level training.
A top quality which favors the hatching of younger shoots.
“For example, we have a chick who is already ranked first nationally for her age. And it is only a small shrub that will become big, with a beautiful forest behind! “
Words supported by Frédéric Leveillé. “The whole issue of sport is to be able to train and to give pleasure. The sports field, like others, is an opportunity to meet and promote the territory. “
Bayard Argentan, the driving force behind table tennis for the department
A future which stems in particular from the sports section at Joan of Arc high school, “essential” in the eyes of the CDTT61. The chairman of the committee, Jérémy Prévost, expresses a wish for the coming years.
“We would like the other table tennis clubs in Orne to benefit from it. This section is one of the most legitimate in the department. We have to move up a gear with this sporty section. “
The wish expressed by Jérémy Prévost is for the years to come. But from the next school year, in September, the goal is clearly established. With the hope that the health crisis will subside by then, “we have to bring back the whole team. “
Because except at Bayard, on the rest of the departmental sector, the activity of coaches is at a standstill. “The Committee will contact the 42 clubs of Orne, to see what the needs are for September and establish a recovery plan. “
In this desire to create a dynamic, the Argentinian club is a driving force. “Table tennis is underrated, there is a real need for image,” says Jérémy Prévost. In addition to being at the coronary heart of the division, Bayard acts as a authentic ambassador for its sport.
International gamers and echoes
Because the lights of the membership illuminate past the hexagon. Successful in numerous corners of the globe that Frédéric Leveillé doesn’t fail to underline.
“With Bayard, Argentan’s influence is international. We recently had the chance to welcome a young Russian player to train for a week with the CPJ label. “
A 3-letter acronym that draws the entire planet.
The City has been chosen to be the Olympic Games Preparation Center (CPJ), for the taking pictures, horse using, and table tennis occasions.
Hosting worldwide athletes is an asset in response to the mayor.
“It is a good device for the affect of Argentinian territory. We will know how one can use it to make recognized all the qualities that we’ve got right here. Whether in phrases of sport, but in addition for the residing atmosphere extra typically. “
A real publicity stunt for the club and the city
With CPJ, Argentan is attracting some of the international sports spotlight. But with Bayard, it is also the City that is exported.
Both in the Men in Pro B and in the Women in National 1, talents come from different continents.
“When these worldwide gamers put on the membership jersey in competitions overseas, it is an actual publicity stunt for the membership” underlines Laurent Launay.
The lights of the club, but also those of the City.
The video of the interview, produced by the CDTT 61, will be broadcast on May 11 on the club’s social networks. An extract will be broadcast at half-time of the next Pro B match: Bayard Argentan – Thorigné (May 10, 2021 at 6.30 p.m.). A match to watch live on the Facebook page of membership Argentanian.