The players did not wait for the official opening to set foot on the two tennis courts, which had been redone earlier this year. But for the leaders, things have to be done right and the inauguration, which had been delayed by a few months, finally took place in a small group in the multipurpose hall, with sudden rain coming in at the end of summer.
Without any tricolor ribbon to cut, Jean-François Quiniou, president of the club, Christophe Jacquart, president of the departmental tennis committee and Alicia Gil, representing the bride, therefore easily endorsed the investment made. A synthetic turf financed by the town hall but also by the departmental federation. The president welcomed this progress which should retain the 74 licensees and allow other players to join the Fossat club. “There is still room”, assures Jean-François Quiniou. “There is also a lot of work to be done to develop youth matches and women's tennis”, stressed Christophe Jacquart who added that a recovery plan has been put in place following the pandemic which should benefit the club.
The inauguration continued in music thanks in particular to the fingering of the guitarist, Gilles Billot, a tennis teacher who apparently has several strings to his bow. Or rather to his racket.
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