“we are going to aim for a medal for France”

Bar-le-Duc (Meuse) hosts the French adapted tennis championship. This Saturday, July 2, 120 competitors came from all over France and participate in this competition all weekend. And among them two young Meuse residents: Jason Perraudin and Esteban Cubany. Well beyond their intellectual disability, these top athletes will give everything to win the title.

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Bar-le-Duc (Meuse) and Vassincourt host the French adapted tennis championship. From Saturday July 2, 2022. This weekend, Jason and Esteban will be competing for the French adapted tennis championship.

Even when the tennis court isn’t available, Jason and Estéban still find a way to trade a few balls in a parking lot.

It was not my favorite sport, but when I saw for example the champions, Rafael Nadal, Djokovic, Roger Federer, I really liked it.

Esteban Cubany, adapted tennis player.

During the last edition, Jason Perraudin won a silver medal.

Esteban Cubany, too, is an adapted tennis player. “I started playing football when I was very young. Then I went cycling and then tennis. It wasn’t my favorite sport, but when I saw the champions, for example, Rafael Nadal, Djokovic , Roger Federer, I really liked it. So that’s why I play tennis now. And there we are going to aim for a medal for France”.




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Bar le Duc (Meuse) hosts the French adapted tennis championship.



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In adapted tennis, matches are played in 45 minutes maximum and in 2 sets. Thus, as in all sports, intensive practice allows you to push your own limits.

Colette Féron Grenouillaud is president of the departmental committee for adapted sport in the Meuse.

“There are great virtues. The main one, of course, is surpassing oneself. It’s inclusion and it’s also health because adapted sport is healthy sport. It’s also part of the ‘ layout, I would say of the life plan of each competitor, whether they have a disability or not”.

This weekend Jason and Estéban will play some of the 272 matches organized for this adapted French Tennis Championship.

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