Indoor clubs disappeared from the calendar in 2020 and 2021 due to the health crisis, and indoor clubs are supposed to return in 2022, from May 1 to 29, with ASPTT Nevers, who signed into the men’s National 4, after discovering the Nationale 2 in 2017.
Since joining the national level, the club has always turned to foreign players, with the exception of the 2018 and 2019 seasons. “The priority was to restructure the tennis school with the implementation of state patents,” recalls the sporting director and team captain, Stefan Seif.
L’ASPTT a longtemps eu recours à la filière suédoise, via les Chiliens Yerko Muller et Miguel Ocampo, anciens joueurs de l’ASPTT installés dans une académie à Stockholm, avant de se tourner vers des Belges la con partir 2014. « language barrier. “
With the departure of Maxence Beaugé of Paris Lagardère Racing and Josselin Tixier of Vauzelles, ASPTT Nevers, too light to develop in the French Championship, with the Nivernaise tire, decided to return and revitalize the grilles. Every year we ask ourselves this question. The reversal is not only about the first team”, emphasizes Stefan Seif. “The idea is also not to destroy the other teams at the back. “
Swiss doubles champion
This is how ASPTT decided to secure the services of the Swiss, Mirco Martinez, No. 91, and Tangy Jenner (0). The first plays every five days. Not the second. “We will only invite him for certain matches, two or three matches, targeted according to the tournament,” Stéphane Save confirms.
Like Maxence Beaugé, Mirko Martinez, 23, 1,007 in the world standings, attempts to break into the professional circuit, but has never passed 838 (in October 2019). This year the CT Neuchâtel Cadolles (Ligue A) player distinguished himself in doubles at the ITF circuit, reaching the final four times for $15,000 during the Tour of Monastir (Tunisia): the Swiss won twice with New Zealander Ajit Ray, and lost. The other two are with Tunisian Anis Gharbel.
Skilled in exercise, not to mention a specialist, he just won, at the beginning of December, the Swiss champion title, tied to Grayson Paul Jacob, by defeating Remy Bertola and Sandro Ehrat in the final.
Kiehl, Joly, Grandjean or Richard with the numbers 3 and 4
No. 19 in his home country, Neuchâteloua, already has the experience of domestic clubs in Germany, “but not in France”, and presents himself as a “strong player, who loves it when there is an exchange”, he explains on Messenger. “My favorite shot is the forehand.”
Signing Tanguy Genier will aim above all at changing the standings of the singles, who number four. “The union took it to 0, based on the Swiss ranking, because it doesn’t have an international standard,” Stefan Seif notes, “but I think we’re closer to -2/6, -4/6.”
As it stands, Cosnoa’s Timothy Kell (2/6) is still fired at the club, despite studies abroad that have made his presence virtual, Victor Joly (2/6), Florian Grandjean (3/6), Arthur Richard (4/ 6) are able to complete the training with numbers 3 and 4.
Stéphane Save has sent, according to regulations, a list of ten players to the French Tennis Federation, before December 15. A roster that allows a maximum of three new players, at least two Jiffs (players from the coaching sector) and no limits for non-EU players.
ASPTT Nevers knows her chicken
The French Federation of Tennis (FFT) has waited for the Christmas break to reveal the hens for the 2022 season. ASPTT Nevers, who had been due to develop with Mulhouse, Fougère, ASPTT Troyes, Argenteuil and TC Paris C for indoor clubs 2021, is changing opponents well and will develop into the first group. From Nationale 4. Antwerp formation meets University club Paris, Annecy Tennis B (Haute-Savoie), Dreux (Eure-et-Loir), TC Dracenois (Draguignan, Var), and CS Marne (Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Val-de-Marne).
With the exception of Saint-Maur, who was upgraded from DQN4 (equivalent to the Prenationale), all teams played at this level, before the competition was cancelled.
“I looked at the club level,” explains Stéphane Save. Expected to be tough on Nationale 4. There are negatives all around. The PUC seems to be weaker starting at 1/6, but I’m still skeptical. There are often older negatives that play less, land on the leaderboard and still play very well .”
If the team lineups are confirmed, which will be officially revealed on April 6, ASPTT Nevers could find themselves in a three-way maintenance race (5th and 6th will be relegated). With the historic PUC and Dreux, a Belgian led at -4/6 with 2/6, 3/6 and 4/6 in the back. The other three teams declare, on paper, untouchable, with numbers and a negative on all decks.
ASPTT Nevers will get triple (Annecy B, Saint-Maur-des-Fossés and Draguignan) for just two trips to Dreux and Paris UC.
May 1. ASPTT Nevers-Annecy B, Paris UC-Draguignan, Saint-Maur-des-Fossés/Dreux. May 8. Dreux-ASPTT Nevers, Annecy B-Paris UC, Draguignan/Saint-Maur-des-Fossés. May 15. ASPTT Nevers / Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Paris UC-Dreux, Draguignan-Annecy B. May 22. ASPTT Nevers-Draguignan, Dreux-Annecy B, Saint-Maur-des-Fossés/Paris UC. May 29. Annecy B/Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Paris UC-ASPTT Nevers, Draguignan-Dreux.
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