Victim of a automobile accident which left him paraplegic in 2008, Christophe Saint Paul was motivated by sport. He received in tennis in Grenoble.
Christophe Saint Paul paraplegic champion from Lannemezan received the title of particular person French champion in third collection paratennis through the specialty championships which came about from Wednesday 22 to Sunday 26 June in Grenoble in Isère. With on the finish the accession in 2nd collection. Christophe was first chosen among the many 8 finest French. In the ultimate he received with the rating of 6-0, 2-6, 6-2.
Para tennis is the disabled model of tennis. It may be performed each individually and in groups of two. It obeys precisely the identical guidelines as tennis for the able-bodied, besides that two rebounds as an alternative of only one are allowed earlier than the ball is taken.
Christophe Saint Paul is from Lannemezan. Aged 44, he says he has practiced paratennis for 20 years with Action Tennis Canton Ossun (ATCO). “Already, he says, with the club team, in 2018 we had won the title of champion of France in the 2nd series”. In order to organize for the French championships in Grenoble, Christophe took half in lots of tournaments: Grau du Roi, Clermont-Ferrand, Niort Marseille, Annecy and so forth.
In addition to the sporting aspect, Christophe’s life is the story of a person who doesn’t let himself go, who has set himself ambitions. “I need sport, says the French champion, not to forget my handicap, but to live with it. In addition, I practice skiing on board my dual ski, as well as the handibike, this bike in a lying position, moved by the force of the arms”.
His life modified in 2008 when a automobile accident left him paraplegic and confined to a wheelchair. “It was very difficult, concedes Christophe, I felt like I had lost everything, and I had a big period of discouragement and even dark thoughts. Fortunately my family and friends who turned out to be from true friends and who are, helped me to accept and to live with my handicap One day in Tarbes chance made me meet Bernard Torralva, the president of the Action Tennis Canton of Ossun (ATCO) who said that he was setting up a disabled tennis section. I wanted to discover the discipline first to clear my mind, to get out of my routine because at the time I was not thinking about competition. I got caught up in the game and in April 2018 with the club we were titled champion of France 2nd series during the championship which was disputed in Marseille. For me, the machine was launched”. Today Christophe lives in Lannemezan and shares his life with Caroline, his companion. Professionally, Christophe is a draftsman inside the firm Bigorre Construction Métallique. “After the title of champion of France, my objective, indicates Christophe, is to maintain myself in the 2nd series. But it is another level which requires a lot of investment, in particular financial, it will be very difficult. In this respect I am looking for partners who could help me financially. Given the number of competitions and tournaments it will not be easy to reconcile sport, my professional life and my family life. I would like to thank my valid sparring-partners, Théo, Nicolas, Tanguy, Albert and my trainer Guillaume Renaud from the TCAO Next tournament for Christophe in Ossun-Azereix at the end of August.
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