Junior Tournament Tour of France – July 2016

Juniors Tennis Tournament Circuit – France, July 2016

Vida Tennis would like to invite any player interested in a trip of a lifetime to France to play tennis tournament, experience the culture and have an amazing experience to check out the following information.

On top of playing the largest number of official matches in the shortest period of time possible, 6 to 8 tournaments in 3 weeks, playing 2 draws per tournament and approx 18 to 36 official matches…… you will also have the opportunity for the following;

  • Sightseeing of the Eiffel tower
  • Drive the famous Avenue Champs Elysees
  • Sightseeing the Arc de Triomphe
  • Sightseeing the Sacre Coeur, Place des Arts a Montmartre and old Paris
  • Visit Roland Garros & Play at Roland Garros!
  • Go to Disneyland!
  • Visit Puy de Fou, a Medieval Theme Park voted worls best
  • Be coached how to slide on a clay court
  • Play a friendly tennis exchange with local French players
  • Enjoy French Cuisine and traditional three course French meals
  • Visit a genuine Medieval town
  • Have mini French language lessons!
  • Meet our new friends from France, New Zealand and the Reunion Island

This intensive circuit TAKES YOUR TENNIS TO THE NEXT LEVEL while providing a real life experience.

Check out the 2015 trip video at www.facebook.com/TennisPlusNZ/videos

So here are some of the details;


  • Currently booked on an Emirates A380  flight departing Melbourne 9.25pm Saturday 2nd July 2016
  • Currently booked on an Emirates A380 flight arriving Melbourne 5.25am Sat 23rd July 2016


  • Paris landing Charles de Gaulle Airport
  • Transfer to Roye (1 hour north of Paris) for two nights
  • Then to Paris for two nights
  • And after that transfer to the La Baule area (best region for French summer Tournament Season: quantity and quality of tournaments and competitions; and logistically (least travel to tournaments)


  • Roye : IBIS Hotel http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-7281-ibis-budget-roye/index.shtml
    Separate boys and girls rooms
  • Paris: IBIS Hotel  http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-6245-ibis-paris-boulogne-billancourt/index.shtml
    Separate boys and girls rooms
  • La Baule, Saint Andre des Eaux, Camping Les Chalands Fleuris in La Baule http://www.leschalandsfleuris.com
    Separate boys and girls cabins


  • Head Coach at Ngataringa Tennis Club, and Coach at Saint Kentigern College, Gilles de Gouy (refer Gilles resume as attached for Gilles experience running these Tournament Circuits, and Coaching and Managing players on the National and International Tennis Circuits, Davis Cup and ITF)
  • Lucien Lemay, as Assistant Coach. Lucien is an Assistant Coach at Ngataringa Tennis Club, Devonport, and also Saint Kentigern College. Lucien has previously run these Tournament Circuits with Gilles and Tennis Plus as well as managing players on National Circuits.
  • Pierre Yves Denieau, as Assistant Coach (for a group size of 12 or more).  Pierre has participated in a number of Tournament Circuits, and worked with Gilles & Tennis Plus, and also been an Assistant Coach at Ngataringa Tennis Club, Devonport, and Saint Kentigern College, Auckland.


Each player will play in 6 to 8+ tournaments (including but not limited to these listed below), usually in two draws per tournament (between 600 – 1200 players from over 30 nations enroll in these tournaments)

  1. Sporting Club La Baule (red clay) http://labauletennisclub.free.fr (Le Sporting)
  2. Guerande Tennis Club (hard court) http://guerandetennisclub.free.fr
  3. Pornichet Tennis club (hard court and red clay)
  4. Country Club La Baule (red clay) http://www.lucienbarriere.com
  5. Saint Nazaire Tennis Club (hard court)
  6. Saint Andre des Eaux Tennis Club (hard court) http://tennisandreanais.com
  7. Pouliguen Tennis Club (hard court)
  8. Saint Brevin Tennis Club (red clay and hard court) http://www.saint-brevin.fr/tourisme/club-de-tennis.html
  9. Saint Michel Chef Chef Tennis Club (hard court and red clay)
  10. La Baule Tennis Club Garden (red clay) http://labauletennisclub.free.fr  (Garden)


Pricing is all inclusive (including air tickets Melbourne to Paris return, travelling with the group), excludes personal and discretionery spending items, stringing, tennnis materials and medical insurance etc.  Price is AUD$7400.00 for the full circuit & includes the following:

  • Air flights Melbourne to Paris and return (as per the flight information on page two)
  • All transfers between cities in France, and transfers to and from the official tournaments
  • Three wholesome meals a day designed specifically for tennis players
  • Clean & comfortable accommodation (please refer the accommodation websites listed on page 2)
  • Training before the circuit starts (and during where time allows)
  • Coaching and briefing before and after matches, mental preparation, strategy development
  • Tournament entry fees
  • French Tennis Federation Affiliation and Ranking and paperwork (required to play in France)
  • Entertainment visits to Disneyland Paris, Puy de Fou, Luna Park


As well as our circuit attendees from Australia and New Zealand and France, a group of Top Level Junior competitors from the Reunion islands (a French territory) will also be at the same accommodation and competing on the same tournament circuit along side us (with their own coaching team). These Juniors regularly travel to Australia and South Africa for school exchanges and tournaments, most of them can speak some English, and are helpful friends to our players on the circuit.


Gilles de Gouy, Head Coach Tennis Plus, Ngataringa Tennis Club, Assistant Coach St Kentigern College

Email [email protected] or call +64 (0)220 232 661

Gilles de Gouy                                                                          

Values / mission

Throughout my Tennis Career I have benefited greatly from the development and experiences that the Tennis world offers.  My passion is to support and develop sports across multi sports disciplines, particularly in the development of youth talent and sports.


Academic and Business

1995    Masters in International Marketing from Ecole Superieure de Commerce, Lille, France

1993    Degree in International Marketing from Ecole Superieure de Commerce, Lille, France

1991    Baccalaureat G3 Commerce from Lille, France


2009    L2 Theory of Brevet d Etat Educateur Sportif (French National Sports Federation – National Sports Trainer Highest Diploma)

1998    Tennis Psychological Preparation degree (Tennis French Federation, Paris, France)

1995    L1 Tennis of Brevet d Etat Educateur Sportif (French National Sports Federation – National Sports Trainer Diploma)


Professional Experience

Academic and Business

2014- Today    Assistant Coach at Saint Kentigern’s College, Pakuranga, Auckland, New Zealand

2011- Today    Head Coach at Ngataringa Tennis Club, Auckland, New Zealand

2009-2011       Tennis ‘world travel tour’ researching &coaching tennis in Asia, Europe, Pacific & Oceania

2006-2009       Physical Education Teacher (in 1300+ pupil school, across 12 sports disciplines)

2003-2007      Head of National Development, National Coach Trainer, National Coach and concurrently National Technical Director of the Tahitian Tennis Federation

2000-2003       Ministerial Counsel to the Tahitian Sports Minister


2014 – Today  Organiser of small group and customised adults, and kids, tennis tournament trips to France

2014 – Today  Captained 2015 Men’s Pacific-Oceania Davis Cup (won the tie); 2016 reappointed as Captain

2013 – Today  Twice selected as a player for Oceania-Pacifica Davis Cup Team Iran 2013, Teheran 2014

2012 – Today Private Coach to French & Tahitian National players who have came to NZ to train with me

2009-2011       Coach and sparring partner of WTA Tour Player, Elena Bovina (# ex 14 WTA)

2010                Business Planning Advisor and Sparring Partner to Tennis Academy (Vietnam)

April 2009       Competition Manager for the Under 17’s FIFA World Cup Qualifications (NZ)

1999-2009       National Tennis Coach (Tahitian Tennis Federation)

2006-2009       Independent Sports Contractor to multinational business (Indonesia, Nigeria)

Significant Medals and Awards

2009                Silver Men’s Singles Mini South Pacific Games 2009 (Rarotonga, Cook Islands)

2001-2009       Gold Tahiti Men’s Singles (every year from 2001 up to and including today)

1991-2009       Winner of +80 International, National & Regional Tournaments in 4 Continent’s

1996                French Military Tennis Championship Winner

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