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Jacques Hérisset

Year Inducted2001 HometownCharlesbourg, Québec

Major Accomplishments

Vice-president at the Club Advantage Multi-Sports tennis facility in Québec.
Executive Director of the 1996 Bell Challenge.
Ranked No. 7 in the province of Québec as a junior.
Named Development National Coach of the Year by Tennis Canada.


Jacques Hérisset has become a leader for tennis in Québec over the years. His devotion to the sport as either a player, coach or director of different organizing committees for major national or international tennis competitions goes as far back as 1973, when the International Rothmans tournament was held in Québec City. From then on, Hérisset was a well-known tennis advocate in the region of Québec, which lead to his position as executive director Bell Challenge, a title he has held since 1993.
He coached several great players many of whom performed well at the national and international level. These players include Réjean Genois, Richard Legendre, Hélèn Pelletier and Nicole Marois.
His love for tennis has also been noted in other areas as he was the second vice-president of the teaching commission of the Fédération québécoise de tennis from 1983 to 1994, bringing new and exciting ideas to teaching in the province and across the country.
Hérisset was the director of the regional tennis association of Québec from 1983 to 1992. At the national level, he was on the Board of Directors of Tennis Canada from 1988 to 1998, during which he held the position of second vice-president from 1996 to 1997.
Hérisset is a certified Coach III technical and Coach II theoretical at Tennis Canada. He has been a tennis professional since 1974 and is now the vice-president at Club Advantage Multi-Sports in Québec. He organizes all of the tennis programming and runs the adult clinics at the club.
He was also a very accomplished player as he was ranked as high as No. 7 in the province of Québec in 1968, behind Bob Bédard, Francois Godbout, Keith and Mike Carpenter, Val Harrit and Rolland Godin.
Hérisset is a great spokesman for tennis. In 1988, he received the Lupien Picher Honour at the Québec Tennis Hall of Fame. That same year, he was named Development National Coach of the Year by Tennis Canada and in 1995 he was inducted into the Québec Tennis Hall of Fame for his dedication to tennis throughout the years.
In 2008, Hérisset passed his certificate in the Real-Estate business to eventually assist his wife Sylvie who has been a Real-Estate agent for Re/Max for the last 10 years.