Autumn tourOperation Yellow Ball started this Monday, October 18th with a first phase in He knows andwill end on October 26 at Marcq-en-Baroeul. The main action of the environmental commitment of French Tennis Federation For 12 years this initiative has enabled the collection and recycling of used tennis balls to create sports floors.
Gilles Moretton made his first Roland-Garos rating
Autumn tour from 18 to 26 October
Every year,Operation Yellow Ball organizes a Tour de France to collect used balls. After a summer tour (from 15 to 28 July), this operation is extended this year with a second cycle, organized from 18 to 26 October. During this tournament, a truck from COVED, a partner in operation, traverses several regions of France to collect balls from league collection centers, in Dijon AND Besancon (October 18), at Strasbourg (October 19), at Sainte-Genevieve-des-Bois (October 20), at Pontivy (October 21) and at Marcq-en-Baroeul (October 26). sponsored by Stephane Houdet AND Nathalie Dechy and realized with the support of COVED and Wilson, this initiative has already made possible the collection of 13.1 million balls used since 2009!
45 sports floors created thanks to Operation Yellow Ball!
of French Tennis Federation launchedOperation Yellow Ball in 2008 noting that 17 million tennis balls were used and thrown every year in France. Its objective: to collect and recycle tennis balls used to create new sports fields and to offer them to social, health and solidarity organizations. Since the beginning of this operation, 45 sports floors have been created. This year, a new site has just been inaugurated at the Les Sapins Medical-Educational Institute (IME), located in Rocroi, Ardennes.