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There may be a resident of Tourlaville (delegated municipality of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, Manche) in final i Roland Garros IN 2022 ! Florian Ducreux15 years old, licensed in CLT tennis and the U16 player in AST football, will beone of 280 boys with the ballfrom 12 to 16 years old, selected for Paris Grand Slam Tournament.
To get there, it took perseverance because of his application process it was scored by selective draconian testsas for 4000 applicants of the country at the starting line. After one first unsuccessful attempt IN 2019Florian registered in February 2021 on the Roland-Garros website. Because of the pandemic and its studies, it was this year or nothing!
A very selective course
He was first called up in December, in Bagnoles-de-l’Orne, for one regional selection among 100 candidates.
“Ten of us were chosen after this phase dedicated to motivation, but also physical condition (resistance, endurance, speed) or technique (flip, throw, coordination). »
For six years, the young man high school student from Tocqueville is a regular guy with the ball The Challenger of Cherbourg. He was once again at the Open Women. It helped a lot. “The training sessions with Alexandre Debout and Anthony Thiébot have been profitable “, underline his parents, Éric and Séverine, who are very proud of him.
The second step was one four-day training course, in Blois (Loir-et-Cher), with 72 candidates out of 400 defaulters in France. “We were inside full immersion, without cell phone and without contact with family. In the end only 39 of us were selected. » In the program : training in ball collecting techniques and requirements of a Grand Slam tournament like Roland-Garros. This course was also an opportunity for the management team to get to know the selected players well, who for three weeks will follow the yellow ball in the largest earth tour in the world.
Stay at home
Florian Ducreux, like the other teens selected, is expected this Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Roland-Garros, in get your package (badge, clothing). Because tomorrow starts the week of recent qualifications for the main tournament.
“In total there are 895 matches IN different categories singles and doubles. Practically, Florian had to look for one avoidance from his school to live fully daydream. Instead, it will be organized by a local family, one of whose children is also a boy with a ball. Catering will be done on site.
“We will be in pairs and we will stay together regardless of the designated teams as the matches go on. We will know our schedule a week in advance. »
For Florian, who wants to work later in the field of SPORTSIt will be a rich and fabulous experience he can’t wait to start. In his head he hope good be among the 18 best players who will take part in the Roland Garros final …
By our correspondent Roger LESCROEL
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