The finals for the Montreal Women’s Interclub League (TFIM) will be played on Friday at the Longueuil Sports Complex. The tournament features 16 teams, whose players are rated Levels 1 to 5, who will try and capture the gold medal in their respective division. For the occasion, Tennis Canada has profiled Debbie Larocque, a Level 1 player on the team from Longueuil.
At 5’1”, Debbie is an experienced player and also a six time Canadian champion (3 times in singles and 3 times in doubles between 1994 and 1999). She also played NCAA Division I tennis for the University of Arizona from 2000 to 2005. Today, at 33 years of age, Debbie has been a tennis coach for the past 10 years and has generously offered her experience to the TFIM. She is dynamic, energetic, focused, precise, and consistent on the court.
Debbie has been a member of TFIM for more than 10 years and she says her favourite shots are the forehand and serve. She prefers playing outdoors on clay. Debbie claims that tennis has changed her life, it has kept her on the right path and has allowed her meet exceptional people while traveling to the four corners of the globe.
Debbie’s team will face the team from Ile des Sœurs Friday at 3:30 p.m. for the gold medal in the Level 1 division.