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Tennis. Vannes-Ménimur Open: end clap for Erik Deleau – Tennis



Vannes-Menimur Open

At the head of the Open de Vannes-Ménimur since 1988, the emblematic director of the tournament, Erik Deleau, has announced that he is retiring following this edition.

A page that turns

It is a page that is turning within the Vannes Ménimur Tennis Club, whose Open has welcomed many well-known names in French and European tennis such as Camila Giorgi, Andreï Chesnokov (ex world No. 9), Sandrine Testud, Benoît Paire , Marc Gicquel and Gilles Simon. “I am happy with what has been done during these 30 editions. We did it with passion and enthusiasm. But it’s a lot of work and energy. I spend six months of the year for his organization. There are also a lot fewer volunteers to come and lend a hand,” laments Erik Deleau.

“It’s always a pleasure to come here”

If the club is not in danger, the future of the tournament is now very threatened. Who to take over from the one who was the linchpin of the organization? For the moment, no name emerges. “At the moment, I have no one. A tournament, I think there will be one. Will it be a CNGT boys and girls, it is less certain, ”he assures. As for the players, the news was greeted with emotion: “It’s always a pleasure to come here. You feel a bit like home there. We are always very well received. It would be a shame if it stopped, ”said Clémence Fayol, winner in 2020 and two finalists in 2016 and 2022.

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