Laurent was born in the Bay of Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France and began playing tennis at the age of twelve. He played college tennis for Cardiff University (UK) for two years, one of which he was part of a doubles team that was runner up in a National college tournament. Laurent went on to play for privately owned clubs in Avranches in France and a private London country club in Kensington. While at those clubs, he would compete in the European Club Cup events. Additionally, he played ITF Challenger tournaments around Europe. He has taught tennis all around the world, including Avranches (FR), England, Saint Barts in the Caribbean, New York, the Hamptons (NY), Dominican Republic and here in Marin County. From 1997 to 2004, he was the Director of Tennis at Marin Tennis Club. Before coming to SVSTC, he was the Head Tennis Professional at Rafael Racquet Club.