In the young age of a tennis player a coach often has authority over the person. In these cases the sports relationship between player and coach turned into a real nightmare:
Teen player got assaulted brutally by coach
In October 2022 a young, 14-year-old, female tennis player from China got attacked and beaten brutally by her coach and father after a poor training session.
The video with disturbing imagery below shows the player being kicked and slapped by her coach before being thrown to the ground and kicked repeatedly:
Adrienne Jensens tennis coach solicited her for sexually explicit photographs
The nightmare of Adrienne Jensen, a former promising teenage player from the USA and now with 27 about to begin a career as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, began as Rex Haultain, a top junior tennis coach, became her coach in 2009. Soon Haultain solicited her for nude pictures. The female tennis player Jensen was 15. In 2016 the tennis coach, Rex Haultain got convicted by the US Government for child porn.
Pro tennis players pressed charge against top tennis coach because of sexual abuse
A prominent dutch tennis coach got arrested by the police on sexual abuse allegations. According to NL Times on behalf of the tennis players who pressed charges, lawyer Annemiek van Spanje said, they did not decide to come forward „lightly,“ knowing that the case would gain public attention. „Nevertheless, they thought they had to persevere. Among other things, to prevent other young tennis players from becoming victims of sexual abuse.“
Fiona Ferro’s former coach charged with rape and sexual assault
According to a report by Agence France-Presse Pierre Bouteyre, the former coach from former top 30 player Fiona Ferro, has been charged with raping and sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager. Ferro has accused Bouteyre of rape and sexual assault from 2012 to 2015, when she would have been 15 to 18 years old, her lawyer told AFP. According to the prosecutor on the case, Bouteyre has been charged with rape of a minor by a person having authority over the victim and sexual assault of a minor over the age of 15 by a person having authority over the victim. Bouteyre’s lawyer said to AFP that he „recognizes the relationship occurred but denies any coercion.“ „It was a love story according to him,“ his lawyer said.
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