By Quentin Lemoine
Published on 21 Mar 21 at 11:25
The Normandy Tennis League awarded the President of USO Mondeville, Frédéric Chazal, the Bronze Label of coaching membership, on February 18, 2021. Already carried by the wonderful outcomes of Alice Robbes, the membership opened in 2020 a Pole Elite whose objective is to assist its residents to the top-level
Frédéric, the USO Mondeville Tennis acquired, from the arms of Olivier Halbout, the president of the Normandy League, the bronze label of coaching membership. Do you see an encouragement to proceed your present coaching coverage?
An encouragement, of course, but additionally a reward for the day by day work carried out by our passionate academics and dedicated volunteers. Some of our younger gamers are performing and even outperforming. Our coaching coverage is understood and acknowledged by federal authorities. The USO Mondeville has at all times needed to be a household membership hooked up to sure values.
Was the opening of the Pôle Elite this summer season a decisive argument in awarding this label?
This sort of construction is uncommon in associations. Most are supported by academies. We needed to supply Henri [Maxy, ndlr] the optimum situations that can permit him to achieve the prime degree. Between the group of college time, 22 hours of weekly coaching and sports activities monitoring, vital implementation work was crucial.
And necessary partnership work too …
In specific with the Sports Center of Normandy and the League of Normandy, whose assist was decisive. All our important forces have been mobilized. Sebastian [Torrent, le directeur sportif, ndlr], Hugo [Ferion, ndlr], on which we’re banking for the future, and Merten [Renstrom, ancien joueur professionnel suédois, ndlr] who, after settling in the area, was searching for a membership to put money into.
How to reconcile the assist of a high-level participant, like Alice Robbes, and a proposal meant for gamers for whom tennis is, above all, a pastime?
Alice’s success enabled us to enhance the assist we supplied her. She trains individually with Sébastien [Torrent, ndlr] and face our greatest male gamers in sparring. We have at all times been a aggressive membership however we’re additionally mobilizing in favor of themes corresponding to girls’s tennis, college tennis, leisure tennis or well being tennis.
What are the membership’s subsequent initiatives?
We at all times have heaps of initiatives. We steadily have requests for the opening of a sport-study. We handle to supply six hours of coaching to the gamers of our tennis college. We have 200 licensees however solely two indoor courts. With a 3rd, we might cross the threshold of 300 licensees.