Coaches

Padel Hossegor est situé au sein du Hossegor Tennis Club
Téléphone : +33 7 68 45 70 00

Email: myriamsopel@odysseytennis.com

Adresse: 36 place du Stade 40150 Soorts-Hossegor

PROFESSIONAL TENNIS COACHING EXPERIENCE
  • Mini Tennis Program Director, Advantage Tennis Academy, USA
    • Entrainement des joueurs de 10 ans et moins, Implémentation de méthodes pédagogiques novatrices, Responsable gestion de personnel et des entraineurs adjoints
  • Assistant Women’s Tennis coach, Brigham Young University – Provo, UT (NCAA Division I)
    • Head Women’s Tennis coach, University of Texas El Paso – El Paso, TX (NCAA Division I)
  • Head Women’s Tennis coach, University of Idaho – Moscow, ID (NCAA Division I)
  • Head Women’s Tennis coach, Wagner College – Staten Island (NCAA Division I )
    • In charge of practices, scheduling, budgeting and coaching the team in competition Responsible for team conditioning: establishes and implements an annual plan to optimize players’ performances, Travels with the team throughout the conference, Responsible for recruiting and program marketing
  • Tennis Professional, Junior QuickStart program instructor, and Professional hitter, Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club
    • Development of the “QuickStart” program for players aged 10 and under, Implementation of European pedagogical methods
TENNIS EXPERIENCE
  • Four-year starter, Indiana University varsity women’s tennis team, USA
  • Team qualifier, National NCAA Division I Championship (2008, 2010) ; Best national ranking: #23 team ; Played #1 doubles and #4 singles ; Best doubles ranking: #31 (with teammate Leslie Hureau) ; Gathered 16 singles and 20 doubles wins over the 2011 season; posted a 16-9 mark when pairing with Leslie Hureau, including a flight championship and 4-0 record at the North Florida Invitational ; Senior team captain and team representative, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
  • High-level tennis student-athlete, French Tennis Federation, Yvelines and Midi-Pyrénées, France
  • Sportive de Haut Niveau, Sport-Etudes Collège, Pôle Espoir Ligue des Yvelines de Tennis
  • French ranking: 0 (top 30 national junior ranking)
EDUCATION
  • Master of Science in Organizational Learning and Leadership, University of Idaho
  • Bachelor of Arts, Double-major in Journalism and Spanish, Indiana University
  • Baccalauréat Sciences Economiques et Sociales – Mention Bien, Toulouse, France (2007)
LANGUAGES

French (native tongue)
English and Spanish (bilingual)

PROFESSIONAL TENNIS COACHING EXPERIENCE
  • Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis coach, Youngstown State University (NCAA Division I)
    • Coached and recruited players ranked ATP / WTA and / or having been in the top 200 ITF. Team level between numbered and 0 French ranking
    • In charge of managing all aspects of two NCAA division 1 programs. Duties include but are not restricted to: leading practices, establishing a competitive schedule, budgeting or coaching teams in competition Responsible for recruiting and program marketing
    • Achievements with the women’s team:
      • 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014 Horizon League tournament champion (first time in school history in 2014)
      • 2018, 2017, 2015 Horizon League regular season champion (8-0 in Horizon League play) (first time in school history)
      • 2015 Horizon League Coach of the Year
      • 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014 Team qualifier, NCAA DI Regionals
    • Achievements with the men’s team:
      • 2018, 2017,2016 Horizon League regular season third place
      • 2015 Horizon League regular season second place (tied with Valparaiso and CSU)
      • 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014 Horizon League semifinalist (first time in program history)
  • Assistant Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach – Gonzaga University (NCAA DI)
    • Coached and recruited players ranked ATP / WTA and / or having been in the top 200 ITF. Team level between numbered and 0 French ranking
  • Assistant director Nike Junior Camp, Gonzaga University, Gonzaga University, USA
  • Elite coach, John McEnroe Tennis Academy, New York City, USA
  • Director of Tennis – Club Med Serre Chevalier, France
    • Responsible for the management of clinics and individuals
  • National Assistant Coach – French Tennis Federation
    • Assisted National Coach Cedric Raynaud with coaching the top French junior players
ENTREPRENEUR EXPERIENCE
  • Owner and co-funder of the Odyssey Tennis Academy
    • Tennis Coach, Coaching and Player Development, Financial Analysis and Forecasting, Business Plan Execution, Personnel Management Manager
ATHLETE EXPERIENCE
  • Student-athlete in tennis & cross-country ay Lewis-Clark State College, USA
    • Tennis: Lewis-Clark State College Team qualifier for the National NAIA Tennis Championship (’08,’09) – Ranked as high as #7 in the NAIA (’08,’09)
    • Cross-Country: Lewis-Clark State College – Team qualifier for the National NAIA XC Championship (’07/’08) and first team runner in 2008 Frontier Conference Champions (’07/’08) – Ranked as high as #4 in the NAIA (2007)
EDUCATION
  • Master in Business Administration (MBA), Gonzaga University, USA (2012)
  • Bachelor in Business Administration, Lewis-Clark State College, USA (2009)
  • Brevet d’Etat de Tennis(Fédération Française de Tennis) – French Federal Tennis Teaching License (June 2007)
  • Bachelor in Exercise Science, emphasis in Education and Movement, University Paul Sabatier III, Toulouse, France (June 2007)
  • Bachelor in Exercise Science, emphasis in Sports Performance, University Paul Sabatier III, Toulouse, France (June 2007)
LANGUAGES
  • Langues :
    • French (native tongue)
    • English and Spanish (bilingual)