Vision & Philosophy
Sports are the perfect way to develop some of life’s most valuable skills, such as problem solving, adaptation, work ethic, goal-setting, teamwork and commitment. Research confirms the many benefits of sports training for our mental and physical well-being.
We train head to toe
Our philosophy at Le Tennis Academy integrates mental and physical conditioning with the fundamentals of tennis. We offer different programs for different needs, whether you are new to the game or you are willing to practice several days a week. Our hands-on structure and teaching approach will help you rapidly progress and unleash your natural ability.
We help you build skills for on and off the court
Success can be defined in many ways. The longer you play sports, the more you understand this. In the Academy's positive atmosphere, the development of tennis skills builds character and self-confidence. Learning tennis can become a model for self-actualization in the rest of your life.
Vanessa is a former professional tour player who hails from Aix-en-Provence, France. Vanessa was selected at age 12 to train with the French Tennis Federation for the next 6 years. In France, Vanessa was in the top 5 in the Juniors and participated in professional ITF and WTA tournaments with wins in the top #100. Vanessa represented a few clubs and won several National championships.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Vanessa was selected to represent Virginia Tech Polytechnic (Division 1) to play on a full scholarship #1 Singles and played both #1 & 2 Doubles. During her tenure at Virginia Tech, Vanessa helped lead her team to win the Atlantic Championship for four consecutive years. She was also the first women's tennis player in Atlantic 10 history to earn Most Outstanding Performer and Most Outstanding Rookie Performer honors in the same season (1996). She majored with a degree in Marketing & Business Management as well as International Business with a minor in Spanish.
Corporate World & Coaching
Due to an injury in college, Vanessa decided to put her degrees to good use and worked in the corporate world focusing on public and private sectors, from recruiting the right team to account management and business development. She received several awards for her achievement.
The opportunity to have had a career in both as an elite athlete and in the corporate world has given Vanessa a greater understanding of how to relate to both environments from a work ethic, performance and leadership standpoint. Vanessa applies those concepts in our teaching philosophy giving her players the keys to be successful on and off the court.
Vanessa is a member of USPTR and International Tennis Performance Association.
Her Certifications include:
USPTR 10 and Under
ITPA Tennis Performance Trainer
Billie Jean King Eye Coach.
CPR & Concussion Certified
Certified with US Center for Safesports