The younger Saint-Pierre tennis participant Corentin Venot has simply fulfilled certainly one of his goals by becoming a member of the ranks of the tennis team at an American university.
Tennis as a ardour. A ardour that has taken Corentin Venot far, very far. At solely 19 years previous, the sportsman from Saint-Pierrais joined the university benches Eastern Florida State College from Melbourne in Florida, to pursue specialization research in human sources, but in addition to spin the yellow ball inside the university team. The younger man adapts quietly.
Two-hour classes per day
“For now, it’s a lot of fitness because we are a lot to come from Europe, and with the confinement we could not play“explains Corentin.”But now, it’s starting to get serious, we have a two-hour session a day, and it will increase over time“. The tennis participant has joined a team of ten different gamers, with a primary assembly scheduled for January 30.”We will have to get back into it. I think the level I had this summer will allow me to play, but this is not at all the same. It’s not the same conditions, not the same pace, I’m not used to it anymore. But I’m not the same to be like this“he emphasizes.
Cradled by tennis from a younger age
Classically, tennis was handed right down to him due to his father Philippe. He joined the Saint-Pierre Tennis Action affiliation at the age of seven after which refined his sport in the Daniel Contet team in Villeneuve-Loubet between 2017 and 2020. Three years throughout which Corentin multiplied the forehands, the setback, and tournaments in Biarritz, earlier than flying to the nation of Uncle Sam.
“The Daniel Contet team helped me a lot. Being validated by an organization like this, known in the United States, gives you credibility. The tour in Biarritz allowed me to get the ranking which helps me pay a little less my tuition fees“.
Praised by his former coaches and his mom
A course adopted very carefully by those that skilled him in tennis. “He is someone who has done well the first part of his career, since the objective was to reach a solid level of second series, to then have access to American universities.“expresses Jean-Louis Légasse, tennis instructor.”It is a real source of motivation, progress and human experience for him“For Jean-Louis, it might additionally give envy to younger individuals from Saint-Pierre who want to comply with an identical path.
But his first fan is Anne, his mom, relieved that he was in a position to begin this excellent keep. “Because of the Covid, we were worried with his father. It was supposed to arrive last August“. She maintains that the primary goal,”is that he thrives, before becoming a professional tennis player. But Corentin has always wanted to do something in sport, since he was little“she exclaims, smiling.
The younger Saint-Pierrais and his teammates will face American university groups till subsequent May and hope to win the nationwide championship.
The portrait of Corentin Venot drawn by Marie-Paule Vidal