Nicolás Sánchez Gómez (12th) and Samuel Sánchez Gómez (9th) of the CCB excelled in tennis in the Grade 2 tournaments Copa Club Comercio de Pereira and Torneo Cosat, in the 18 and 16 year old categories respectively. Both brothers, by blood and in their love for the ball and the racquet, demonstrated their superior level and took home the champion trophies in their category.
Nicolás and Samuel have been playing the sport for 9 years. From a very young age their parents wanted to instill in them a love for sports. They tried football, skating, swimming and golf until they came to tennis. It was there where they found the necessary motivation to dedicate a large part of their lives to tennis. It awakened in them a competitive spirit.
For the mother of these athletes, Margie Gómez, it is important to always be present as parents in every challenge that they face in their sporting careers.
“It is very satisfying and a source of pride for us as parents to see them succeed. We know the effort, discipline and sacrifices they have had to make to achieve it, we have always been there supporting and accompanying them, not only when they win but even more so when they don’t get the results they expect. They know they can always count on us”.
Both train from Tuesday to Friday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am to 12:00 am. In addition, before competing in tournaments, they prepare with greater intensity tactically, technically and psychologically.
Thanks to the sacrifice they have made throughout their sporting career, the Sánchez Gómez brothers have had the opportunity to get to know other cities and other countries, as well as achieving greater responsibility through tennis, the ability to face challenges and make decisions in a short period of time. Growing constantly and forming themselves integrally.
“In 4 years I see them fulfilling their dream of doing their university studies outside the country thanks to a sports scholarship and playing tennis, which is one of the things they like and enjoy most in life,” said Margie.
Congratulations to Nicolas and Samuel for their sacrifice, dedication and passion for this sport that has allowed them to develop as people, have new experiences and focus on maintaining a balance between their passion and their studies.