In 1 year, the French Tennis Federation must see a drop in 30.000 licensees all sports combined (tennis, padel and beach tennis). A fall that represents - 3,85% which, however, places the FFT among the good students when compared with other sports.
This is a comparison concerning the evolution of the number of licensees between October 2019 and October 2020. The question is: How will things evolve next year? Is this not a foretaste before 2021 if the government does nothing by then?
Obviously, we are all linked to this unprecedented health crisis. But shouldn't the practice of sport be encouraged?
Many sports clubs believe that there should be special treatment for athletes and their actors in the battle against COVID-19. Will the sport benefit card be taken into account by the government?
The government of Jean Castex seems to have already softened its position by authorizing the French to practice a sport if they have a medical certificate ... We remain, however, in a certain vagueness and sports clubs might not want to open only for a few people for reasons of financial costs that this would imply ...
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Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Pyramid Club in 2009 in the Paris region. Since then padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France by going to cover the big French paddle events.