Life On Tour With WTA Pro Conny Perrin: December 2014
Conny Perrin, Tennis Atlantic
December 2014 Update-Göteborg,Sweden
The 2014 season is now over for me. This season has been like a roller coaster with some positive and negative experiences. However, the negative experiences generated a very positive outcome. I have won more tournaments than ever before this year, both singles and doubles titles (4 ITF singles titles and 5 ITF doubles titles) . More importantly, I feel stronger, more positive, more energetic and more eager to go for it. But perhaps most important, I am blessed to have found a team – a tennis coach and a fitness coach and more good people around me, which isn’t always easy to find in the industry and especially when most of the time I was alone without much financial support beside my parents and other generous personal friends and connections until I was 19. It’s so important for an athlete to find people who truly understand you and know how to proceed – and therefore I know that some of the very difficult pieces in building my career are in place.
My main goal right now is to qualify for Roland Garros qualies in 2015. I am currently working hard and preparing the best I can for 2015 with my team in Göteborg, Sweden. My other goals include playing Fed Cup for team Switzerland, reaching the WTA Top 100 and playing in a Grand Slam Main Draw. Most of all I, always want to give 100% effort and stay positive throughout this upcoming season.
December 30, 2014
Information about my coaches and the training facilities I use
In May of 2014, I got in contact with Joachim Weibull. Joachim is 48 years old and worked internationally throughout his career. Joachim has spent most of his time in Germany, USA and Sweden.
Joachim, together with my fitness coach Johan Widenmark, also a Swede with a solid base in tennis, and I have found what I know I have wanted for a long time. As a friend says: “You only know three things: You start off with nothing; you know what you do not want. you know what you want.”
This Team – JWTA – is based in Gothenburg, Sweden, and linked to PTBK which is a club renowned for its atmosphere and friendliness as well the rising tennis club with perhaps the most wanted staff in Sweden. JWTA base at PTBK provides me with a fantastic opportunity. Here, I am able to practice on perfect indoor and outdoor hard courts and also on clay indoors. JWTA is committed to focus on the individual and Joachim and Johan lives the dream of what they are doing. PTBK, as a club, is very personal and not at all a massive stadium. Moreover, some more people are linked to the efforts of JWTA and those are Mr. Pierre Dicksson, Ms. Nichole Wolf and Mr. Thomas Hoersman. They all have a passion for the sport in combination with their managerial skills from the legal, financial and corporate world which in combination with their international contacts and experience gives me further support.
The setting of JWTA’s Academy in Gothenburg, right by the coast, is highly inspiring as well as meditative. All in all, the conditions, including housing etc. is well provided for me when I am in Sweden practicing. In addition, JWTA’s acknowledgement and willingness to travel with me is a blessing, something that will start in 2015.
For more information:
Pierre Dicksson, LWT Trans, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Nichole Wolf, LWT Trans, email@example.com,
Thomas Hoersman, Heptagon Capital, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Conny is currently running a crowdfunding campaign to help her secure additional funding so she can continue her quest to reach the WTA Top 100 in 2015. You can support her financially by clicking here (website in French)
Editors Note: Conny sent us a pair of writings, the first her December 2014 blog update, and the second about her coaching team and training locale. The two posts were combined.