The young French woman Manuela Archeti, just 15 years old, was selected to participate in the Pan-American Beach Tennis championship in Rosario, Argentina. The young woman will compete in the under 16 category. The championship will start on September 29.
Manuela was called up after a pre-training session. Of the eight athletes summoned, only four were selected by the CBT (Brazilian Tennis Confederation).
The young athlete started in the sport at the age of seven playing table tennis, always excelling. At the age of ten, she was already number 1 in the 12-year-old category in the state of Tocantins, where she lived for a period.
With the arrival of the pandemic, the young woman decided to migrate to Beach Tennis, and since 2020 she has started to stand out in the sport in national championships.
In the Brazilian championships, the athlete from France stood out going to the final in four tournaments in the women’s category, being champion in two and runner-up in one of them.
In addition to always standing out in the sport with an extensive training routine, Manuela is a very dedicated student. With her busy schedule, she still dedicates herself to English and guitar lessons.
Erico Archeti, Manuela’s father, says that despite the rush, the young woman still leads a normal life. “She goes to a party for teenagers in her class, she has a social life, when she can she goes and goes to places with her class and has fun like the child she is”.
The Beach Tennis Pan American began to be held in 2013 only with the professional category. The juvenile was implemented in 2017, and Brazil made its debut in 2018.
CTB only finances the professional category. Therefore, the expenses of the under 18 category are financed by the athletes themselves. To help with the travel expenses, the parents of the athletes who were selected for the competition are raffling off. The prizes are a Zeiq racket, wristband, cuff and a visor.
“We, the parents, are sponsoring the trip, so with the expenses we have to plan”, explained Erico. The raffle is being sold for R$ 40.00. Interested parties can purchase via WhatsApp (16) 9 08244-5766 or (16) 9 9373-8560.