Deconfinement becomes clearer for sports clubs that offer outdoor activities, contactless, which do not belong not in team sports and which meet health standards.

Since last night, many general media such as 20 Minutes or even like France Info relay information: we will play outdoor tennis again from November 28. The same goes for golf and sailing. Other sports which are practiced outdoors could be authorized again.

The presidential address last Tuesday had, it must be said, left some doubt for outdoor sports structures.

The eagerly awaited FFT

The French Tennis Federation is currently very discreet about the situation and is certainly awaiting clarification from Prime Minister Jean Castex scheduled today.

However leagues communicated a little about the situation.

The Ligue de Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur de Tennis gives us some information on the progress of the FFT on the subject of tennis:
Following the announcements of the President of the Republic last night, we are awaiting official directives from the Ministry of Sports. The Federation is in close contact with the government authorities in order to be able to specify the modalities of access to our clubs. Please note that everything is being done for a rapid resumption of our activities for both minors and adults. We remain attentive to the next government announcements and particularly those of the Prime Minister this Thursday, November 26. An official communication can be sent to the clubs as soon as we have more information.

The French Golf Federation by locomotive

One can read discontent among tennis players and padel on social networks.

We do not understand why, the French Tennis Federation is not more effective in taking a stand. 

Even the town hall of Paris announces the end of the closure of reservations for tennis courts on December 1, and the FFT does not take the lead.

Or :

Why does FFGolf communicate with other Federations and not the FFT? 

A question to which the FFT has not yet provided answers. We hope to have one soon.

5 signatories : Jean-Lou Charon, President of the French Golf Federation, Willy Schraen, President of the National Hunters Federation, Serge Lecomte, President of the French Equestrian Federation, Nicolas Henard, President of the French Sailing Federation and Claude Roustan , President of the National Fishing Federation in France, have thus announced their position on the reopening of their various clubs and sites via a statement sent to the government.

The challenges for public health are major

Here are excerpts from the signatories' press release:

The public health challenges, supported by our activities, are therefore major, especially for adults.

Our outdoor activities do not create a mix and do not constitute vectors of transmission, as was recognized by the High Council of Public Health last April. Our health protocols are therefore ready to be reactivated and even strengthened, should this prove necessary.

Our Federations vouch for the supervision of practitioners during their activities. They have proven their commitment by giving their full support to government decisions, including ensuring their respect in the structures.

At a time when the dialogue with the public authorities is continuing with the prospect of a gradual reopening of certain businesses, it seems important to us to stress that the French would not understand that outdoor sports activities and clubs remain closed or reserved for certain age categories, as for indoor sports, even though our activities do not generate any specific risk of contamination.

In such a case, the Federations in charge of organizing these activities would have theThe greatest difficulties in carrying out pedagogy and to force their members to respect the rules of confinement.

Franck Binisti

Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Club des Pyramides in 2009 in the Paris region. Since padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France going to cover the major events of padel French.