Since the beginning of the disaster, tennis has been one of many few sports activities allowed. Has the club been closed at any time?
“It is one of the only sports allowed effectively, after much discussion both at the national level between the clubs and the federation and at the local level to have the protocols put in place by the federation accepted.
We effectively stopped all activity during the second lockdown in November, practically until the Christmas holidays. Today, children’s lessons are only practiced outdoors, depending on the weather, as are adult lessons. Groups are limited to 6 per field with respect for barrier gestures and curfews. “
“There was no more crowd”
Have you noticed an increase in dismissals due to the lockdown?
“We have not recorded an increase in licensees or rentals. No change in attendance was noted, except that members are very concerned with each new national announcement and need reassuring information quickly each time… ”
Is it still possible to join the club?
“Yes to take lessons or to play for leisure. In addition, each year at this time, summer licenses are offered, lasting only three months. It is to allow the beautiful days to access the tennis courts in leisure. Since we don’t have indoor courts, some members only want to play when the weather is nice. This concerns children, teenagers as well as adults and it is open to all.
We always have one-off rental. This is for unlicensed people who want to play a game of tennis and rent a court. You must contact the Espace floral flower shop, rue de la République, to make a reservation *. No need to be Rouchon. You have to show up on the field when you want and see if it’s free. Usually there is not a large crowd and there is always a free field. “
* Information on license costs, court docket leases: Rouchon tennis club: Louis-Berger stadium, rue du Vercors. Phone. 06.83.28.48.20.
Roche-la-Molière – “Playing allows you to keep fit but above all to have social ties”
They used to fulfill on a court docket to play collectively on Friday afternoon. Philippe Prénat, Honoré Guillaumin, and Bernard Faure are retired, Marc Montélimard, then again, remains to be energetic. In all weathers they’re trustworthy to the rendezvous. “We are happy to continue playing tennis, it is an authorized sport since there is no contact, unlike football or others. In these moments of confinement we want to come even more. Retirees have a lot more desire to go out than before, it is not only to keep in shape but also to have social ties, ”they clarify.
“We are all anxious for the competitions to resume. Playing between us is good, but we lack the motivation for the matches, see our level, ”provides Bernard Faure.
For her half, Véronique Massard, who has performed tennis for a very long time, comes fairly often. “I work in commerce and at the moment I’m on short-time work, it’s horrible. Coming to play is fun, ”says Véronique, for whom enjoying has turn out to be an escape route. And even when it’s totally chilly, she places on a down jacket, gloves and hat to play a recreation.