In this article, we will tell you more about student-athlete Olivier Erkens. Furthermore, at the bottom of this article, you will find the video in which Olivier shares more about himself.

Sports: Tennis

Entry semester: Fall 2024

Olivier Erkens is 17 years old and comes from Gouda. He has been playing tennis since he was four because he used to play on the free courts with his mother while his sisters were training. Until the age of eleven, Olivier also played soccer, but he stopped in order to fully focus on tennis. Nowadays, Olivier trains a bit less than before because he wants to focus on his academics as well.

In his daily life, Olivier is a calm young man who tries to understand everything. Furthermore, he always creates a positive atmosphere around him. On the court, Olivier is coachable and takes feedback very well. Additionally, he earns many points with his powerful serve and forehand. Olivier is also a true team player who contributes to a lot of chemistry within the team.

In America, Olivier wants to become the best tennis player he can be. He sees a lot of potential, as he can train more in the United States than in the Netherlands. Furthermore, Olivier believes that his time in America will shape him as a person and allow him to determine the course of the rest of his life.

‘’I believe in that you do everything with your team, you win together and you lose together.’’

Olivier Erkens

Would you like to see more of Olivier? Watch the video below in which he introduces himself.