Étienne Bergeron was honored by Tennis Canada by receiving the award for Coaching Excellence of the year 2020. He shares this award with three other artisans in the world of tennis.
Mr. Bergeron is passionate about tennis. He has been teaching the sport to young and old for 33 years now. With the experience gained during his years of teaching, he is now a coach for the 10 and under at Tennis Quebec.
It was in the mail that he found out he had won the Excellence Award for this year.
“When I received the package, I was very surprised, he explains. I did not expect to receive such an honor.”
He says he owes this award to the performance of many of his athletes. Indeed, some of his students had a successful 2020.
“There is Maya who won the provincial tennis for 10 and under this summer, says the coach. I also have Nathalia who finished second in the national wheelchair tennis. I am so proud of all my athletes.”
Being at Tennis Quebec, Étienne Bergeron also has the opportunity to coach the next stars of his sport. He says he has coached Félix Auger-Aliassime a few times and supported him during his time at Tennis Quebec.
Mr. Bergeron also coached Leylah Annie Fernandez until the age of 12. It was at the Pincourt Tennis Club that the coach saw the young athlete’s potential.
“With the arrival of the Centre Multisports in Vaudreuil-Dorion, I can have access to athletes 12 months a year, he emphasizes. This is where I saw young people like Leylah and Maya take off. When the facilities and the passion are there, anything can happen.”
Étienne Bergeron will continue to work in his chosen field. This award is an additional motivation for him to persist in training young athletes.