Train At Tecnifibre's On The Road Camp
From 9-12 December, Tecnifibre organised a pre-season physical training camp, an initiative born from the unique “On the Road to the ATP World Tour” concept with the ATP World Tour.
Five young and hopeful players from the Tecnifibre team gathered in Bretagne in France for four days of training. The camp concentrated on performance, commitment, sharing information and training together. Russians Daniil Medvedev, No. 99 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, and Alen Avidzba along with Frenchmen Hugo Grenier, Johan Tatlot and Boris Fassbender pushed their limits during the intensive training designed by coach Patrick Chamagne.
The players participated in numerous activities, including beach soccer, paddle tennis, sand yachting, sea kayaking and sea aquagym. The goal of the camp was to discover disciplines that were very far away from tennis so that the players could step outside of their comfort zones to prepare physically and mentally for the long 2017 season ahead of them.
This was also an opportunity for members of the Tecnifibre team to not only to create a link of proximity with one another, but also to evaluate their own potential for the years to come.
Guillaume Ducruet, Sports Marketing Manager, said: “To step outside of tennis and to change their daily routines, it was interesting for us to see if they could step up to the challenge. The team experience also allowed the players to share their experiences and to motivate one another. Tecnifibre likes to be at the side of its athletes all year-round. This proximity is part of our brand culture. It is rare for these young players who are always on tour, to spend time as part of a group.”
Tecnifibre, where open-mindedness is one of the keys to success at this level, is the only brand that offers such an experience to its ambassadors: to go one step further other than to give out equipment.
Medvedev, recently winner of the second Tecnifibre “Young Guns” contest, found this experience extremely enriching. “Preparation is the most important element in tennis. You find your weaknesses, your physical ability, your mental ability. This is what prepares you for the season to come.
“My main goal for the next year is to remain in the Top 100 and, if possible, to go up into the Top 50. This is why I take preparation seriously and why I came to this camp this winter.”
Medvedev has made a good start to the 2017 season. The #NextGenATP player reached his first ATP World Tour final on Sunday at the Aircel Chennai Open (l. to Bautista Agut).