Vanessa is a world class player who was selected to train for 6 years with the French Federation at the young age of 12 under the guidance of the elite coaches (Captain of Fed Cup /Davis Cup and ATP/WTA pro players). Vanessa won several national tournaments such as Interclub under 16 year old, National division 1 Championship, as well as several professional French Tournaments. Vanessa played French Open Series and Australian Open Series. She was in the top 4 juniors in her country when she was recruited to play for Virginia Tech NCAA Division 1 as their #1 player. Vanessa contributed to her team to become 4-time Atlantic 10 Champions and was the first women's tennis player in Atlantic 10 History to earn Most Outstanding Performer and Most Outstanding Rookie Performer honors in the same season.
From an early age, Vanessa's father had a strong influence in her athletic development. As a high performance coach, and training many professional athletes, Vanessa's father provided the guidance and the discipline to understand how to be prepared for competition and overcome life challenges. As a second generation coach, Vanessa has over 10 years of teaching experience and teaches players as young as 5 years old. She is certified USPTR 10 and Under, ITPA Tennis Performance Trainer, Billie Jean King's Eye Coach certified and Advisory staff, as well as CPR/ First Aid Certified.
She combines modern tennis concepts with her touring experience to provide proper guidance to aspiring tennis players and assists them to unleash their potential to become a champion on and off the court! Vanessa has a degree in Marketing Management and International Business, when not on the court she works on tennis projects to continue growing her love for the game, while also being a mom to her 3 and 5 year old daughters