January 3, 2014 at 8:22 PM
WEST ORANGE, NJ - Justin Cadeau, 12, is a West Orange resident, student, and local tennis phenom. Currently ranked No. 3 in New Jersey for his age group, Cadeau won the L1 Justin Gimelstob Children’s Fund Annual Holiday Championship in Mendham on Dec. 22, and just recently returned from competition in an international tennis competition at the Orange Bowl in Coral Gables, Fla.
In addition to being ranked No. 3 in the state, Cadeau is ranked 36th in the Middle Atlantic division and No. 192 in the country.
After graduating from Pleasantdale Elementary School this past June, Justin began studies as a student athlete at Centercourt Performance Tennis Center in Morristown. Prior to his full-time status he was part of the High Performance program at Centercourt since 2011. He studies with Laurel Springs, an accredited online private school. He is currently an A student with the program.
Justin has had the goal of becoming a professional tennis player for the past two years, and is involved in approximately 6.5 hours of tennis related activities every day, in addition to his online studies.
Cadeau competes nationally and travels frequently for competitions.