Fédération Française de Tennis

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Fédération Française de Tennis
Fédération Française de Tennis logo.svg
Sport Tennis
Founded 1920
Location Roland Garros stadium, Paris
President Jean Gachassin
Official website

The Fédération Française de Tennis ("French tennis federation" in English), also known as the FFT is an organisation set up in 1920 that takes charge of the organisation, co-ordination and promotion of tennis in France. It is recognised by the International Tennis Federation and by the French Minister for Sports. Its headquarters are at the Roland Garros stadium. It was originally founded under the name Fédération Française de Lawn Tennis until it changed to the Fédération Française de Tennis in 1976. The roles of the FFT include organising tennis competitions in France, most notably the French Open, supporting and co-ordinating tennis clubs, and managing the French tennis teams, including their Davis Cup and Fed Cup teams.

The FFT does not allow private coaches during Fed Cup. This policy did not allow French no. 1 Marion Bartoli to take part in the Fed Cup in 2012 with her personal coach, who was then her father. The FFT has said it will not change its team rules just to suit one player.[1] That cost Marion the chance to play at Olympics 2012 in London. It is notable that she won the Wimbledon Grand Slam title one year later.[2]


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