Introduction
Arthur VALETTE

My objective is to combine high level tennis in a NCAA Division 1 university and qualitative business studies. My principal strengths are my warrior spirit and my serious. I am a very competitive and humble player. I am ready to do anything to win, whoever is my opponent. I am also a hard worker, I am always looking for something to improve myself every day, whatever if it's in tennis, school, or life.
Sport
Tennis
Country
France
Gender
Male
Placement year
2021
Year of Birth
2003

Information on Arthur VALETTE

Academic achievements

High School graduation : July 2021
GPA : 4.0
Major : Business

SAT : March 13, 2021
TOEFL : March 27, 2021


Athletic performances

French ranking : 3/6 (very close 2/6)
Best UTR : 10.40
Wins / Losses since 2017 : 105 / 95
Best serve MPH : 118 (105 average)

Height: 5’9 ft
Weight: 132 lbs

Principal strengths:
Warrior and team spirit
Footwork
Forehand
Game analysis

Qualification in a Grade 1 U16 Tennis Europe main draw in France after winning 3 qualifications rounds.
2-time departmental masters champion.
Regional U16 team champion.
Round of 16 U16 national team championship.
National 4 championship with the adult team, National 1 championship with the U16 team..
Participation to a Grade 5 ITF Juniors in France.


Interview

What makes you different ?

The things that make me different and unique are my warrior spirit and my serious. I am really ready to do anything to win, whoever the opponent, whoever the score and whoever the tournament. When I am entering the tennis court, I am there to win and nothing else and when I do something, I do it properly and thoroughly.

Why do you want to compete in college ?

I have been following the NCCA championships for several years because I love the team spirit that emerges from this federation and I think there is a very good tennis level in college. All this makes me want to come to the USA because I think that my mentality fits to the college philosophy so I am convinced that I have my place there. On top of that, I have the possibility to combine high level tennis with great studies, to travel, to have an experience in another country, and to meet new people so I want to try my luck and to come to the USA to compete in college. 

College goals

Give my best
Win titles with my team
Represent my university with honor 
Graduate in Business
Meet new friends

Tennis and Life goals

Combine high level tennis and great studies in a NCAA Division 1 university
Reach the highest tennis level, be a professional tennis player
Play the four grand slams
Create a family
Be happy

Additional Information

I am passionate about sports in general, I am a big fan of the Lyon soccer team “Olympique Lyonnais”, I love spending time with my friends and I like playing video games.

The word of Arthur VALETTE

(…) my warrior spirit and my serious. I am really ready to do anything to win, whoever the opponent, whoever the score and whoever the tournament. When I am entering the tennis court, I am there to win and nothing else and when I do something, I do it properly and thoroughly.

20/11/2020

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