Ben Slimane continuing
to make mark as coach
Rym Ben Slimane has wasted little time in taking her winning ways
with her in her role as coach of the Tunisia girls’ youth team. After
enjoying similar success as a coach as she did as a player, her next
target is helping her team make their mark at the 2013 FIVB Girl’s
U18 World Championship in Thailand, which Tunisia qualified
for after finishing second in the 2013 Girls Youth African Nations
Championship. “To play at this world level is a big mission because
we will meet the top teams in the elite and thus we have to prepare
well to represent our country in the best way,” Ben Slimane said.
We all need to improve our skills. I have a lot of work to do for the
team ahead of the World Championship.”
Rym Ben Slimane knows the pressures of high level competition all too well,
having played on the team that won the Tunisian Cup in 2008.
As coach, Ben Slimane maintains an easy rapport with her players.
Menegatti aiming for golden
Italy’s Marta Menegatti is setting her sights for 2013 on the one
thing that has eluded her so far on her meteoric rise up the beach
volleyball rankings – a senior gold medal. As one half of Italy’s leading
female duo with Greta Cicolari, she has found herself familiar with
podium finishes since they teamed up on the FIVB Beach Volleyball
World Tour at the start of 2011, but they are still waiting for their
maiden first place finish. Menegatti’s learning curve was accelerated
by an Olympic Games debut at London 2012 and she is hopeful her
experience of playing in front of 15,000 people at Horse Guards
Parade can help her build on the four World Tour podium finishes
in 2012.
After a successful 2012 Marta Menegatti is targeting gold
on the FIVB World Tour.