- Category: “We want to know everything” with Pascal Vieilhomme (desk tennis)
Pascal Vieilhomme, coach at CSB Saint-Dizier, after a few years at Eurville-Bienville, is a real fanatic. He indulges in quirky questions and solutions.
Your biggest reminiscence?
“The rise of ladies with Eurville-Bienville in Nationale 3. The first at this degree, whereas we have been aiming for the rise in Prénationale. There was Julie Janin, youngest, Marion Pietrement, chick, Emilie Popieul and Céline Martinez and that was about fifteen years in the past. This rise was not anticipated. And we had refused the climb to N2, in 2016, as a result of Marion and Julie have been going to school. It was the beginning of a giant membership. “
Your greatest disappointment?
“Not having been ready to transmit my ardour for ‘ping' to gamers who've turn into coaches. And who might have raised younger folks to the best degree. I've tried in all of the golf equipment I've been to. No one was 100% concerned like me. And it is in all probability my fault. “
Do you could have an idol?
“Jimmy Connors for his resilience. At 37, he received Wimbledon. He was not probably the most proficient, the strongest, probably the most stunning. He by no means let go and he placed on a present. But he was world No. 1 within the Borg technology, McEnroe. Over twenty years. Many ought to profit from this in all sports activities. In desk tennis, Vladimir Samsonov. A really considerate participant, ready to do something, and nonetheless very properly categorised at 45 years outdated and who was among the many finest for nearly three a long time. I've already been ready to meet him and he favored to transmit. “
Your greatest dream?
“Create a desk tennis membership between excessive degree and conviviality. The two are linked. We should consider the leisure. For that, it's crucial to encompass oneself properly. You can't be a coach, president, and treasurer. I hope to achieve doing so in Saint-Dizier. “
Your biggest high quality?
“Selflessness. I've all the time spent hours and hours bettering the gamers. And I'm additionally a perfectionist. “
Your greatest flaw?
“Selflessness too. You do not have to want to do it on their own. When we're omnipresent, we not give room to others. I could also be too perfectionist and elitist. Without nice monetary means. “
Your favorite meal ?
” Cassoulet. But I can't eat it anymore. “
Early riser or evening owl?
” Up early. I sleep four to five hours a night. It allowed me to do a lot of things in my life, between my job at the SNCF, the “ping”, a lot of DIY and family. “
Tracksuit or good garments?
” Both. I like to put on costumes to go to restaurants. I like nice clothes. And the tracksuit for the sport. “
Your favourite pastime?
” Table tennis. I started at the age of 7 and a half, I was champion of Haute-Marne chick at the MJC Saint-Dizier. I coached at the CSB from the age of 14 and quickly took care of the teams. It's a big page in my life. “
Pessimist or optimist?
“200% optimistic. I feel life is nice even now. “
Country or metropolis?
” Countryside. I like to go mountain biking along the canal. This makes it possible to buy houses much cheaper. I've got all I need. Here, you don't waste time in traffic jams and people are more relaxed. “
Beer or champagne?
“A great beer when it is sizzling. If not, fairly lemon water. I like from time to time sturdy alcohols like rum or cognac. Or a superb glass of wine. But I do not drink champagne. I drink little. “
Gauzy or Secrétin?
“Secretin. He was an allround participant able to doing plenty of issues on the desk and placing spin. He additionally helped folks in jail. Now gamers have one, two or three sturdy hits. I like a participant like Mattenet. Gauzy was within the prime ten on the planet and topped European champion. But his sport doesn't make you dream. I want Waldner. “
Play or practice?
“I used to be not a gifted participant. I've all the time loved in search of faults. I'm rather more obsessed with coaching. “
TV or studying?
“TV. I don't take the time to read, except for technical things for my job or the “ping”. I do not learn novels or poetry. “
Interview by Nicolas Chapon
Posted on 05/20-2021 11:18 AM
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