Chelsea Fontenel about her life in the IMG Academy in Florida

Since her appearance at Roger Federer's Match for Africa in 2015 in the Hallenstadion in Chelsea Fontenel is the Swiss term. As a little girl she sang in front

Chelsea Fontenel about her life in the IMG Academy in Florida

Since her appearance at Roger Federer's Match for Africa in 2015 in the Hallenstadion in Chelsea Fontenel is the Swiss term. As a little girl she sang in front of versam Meltem audience and impressed agree with your great Gospel.

Meanwhile, her Tennis-career, but it has a very promising forms. In July 2019, the Sensitivity, the want to "be the best singing female tennis player in the world", moved to Bradenton, Florida, where she lives in the Nick Bollettieri-founded IMG Academy and trained.

"Exactly how I imagined it"

For the summer vacation back in Switzerland, says the now 15-Year-old to VIEW of the last few months in the United States: "It is great there, exactly how I imagined and could have hoped for." The training infrastructure is great, the Coaches are awesome, the live with many like-minded colleagues exciting – in her American room-roommate, you've found a great, best friend. "And I have played in many tournaments where I could improve in the Ranking," she says.

In her age category, Chelsea is now one of the world's 20 Best. In Puerto Rico, she won last fall in her first ITF tournament, in February, she was in Guatemala in the Final. In the frozen Junior Ranking, she is number 321 in the world. At the outbreak of the Corona-crisis, she was at a tournament in the Dominican Republic. "Until it was time to pack bags and immediately fly," she recalls.

Of the racist incidents she gets a little

While most of the students of the Academy in the time of the spring vacation, traveled to be with their families home – and until today, could not return – was Chelsea in Florida. "Henceforth, I was able to train on the half-empty plant, and the necessary protective measures without any problems to comply with," she says. Also in front of the other, racism-related issues in the USA live Teen protected with roots from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. "We live in a quiet bubble. Of the racist incidents and protests, I've noticed only in the social net what is."

the Only fly in the ointment: their family, their visit would have been planned at Easter, not seen you for a long time. That she would miss her mother Kathleen, father Cabie and her younger brother Chelton strong, had been a concern, their biggest before they traveled Overseas. "But we can hear and see us every day via Facetime and how it works, fortunately, well," she says, laughing.

Especially as she is distracted by a number of Highlights in their US adventure. So you recently received a motivating proof that she is one of the hottest talents in the tennis circus. Chelsea was awarded with a prestigious Award from gigantic sports marketer IMG, to the "Nick Bollettieri - Student Athlete of the year"! Earned on the due diligence in Tennis, good grades in High School, as well as by its exemplary behavior on and off the court. Head Coach Jorge Gonzalez, the pupil is praised "as an incredible Person with a lot of energy, which always gives one hundred percent, extremely passionate and helpful, and the extra mile to engage themselves voluntarily".

Fontenel, the US anthem

sang volunteering? As Chelsea comes to a immediately second passion, Singing. And also, since it's made in America an unforgettable experience. In January, she sang at the IMG-Final of the national College Basketball the American national anthem! Laughing, the multi-talented, recalls: "I as a Swiss citizen was allowed to sing the American national anthem – that was something Incredible!"


Updated Date: 13 June 2020, 04:47

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