The FFT has a new experienced CEO, who has worked in several important institutions in the sporting and e-sports world (FFT, NBA and Ubisoft), including six years within the FFT, whose organization and functioning he knows: “Stéphane Morel has in-depth knowledge of the ecosystem of French tennis and global sport, we can read in the press release. His wealth of experience constitutes a considerable asset for the Federation, involved in several major projects (diversification, clubs, modernization, attractiveness, high level, Rolex Paris Masters, etc.). Stéphane Morel has demonstrated throughout his career undeniable technical and managerial skills that he will use to the benefit of the collective. He will bring all his dynamism, professionalism and strategic vision to support and guide the teams in the success of the FFT’s ambitious projects.”

His mission ? “Ensure the continuation of the ongoing transformation, ensure the success of the main upcoming events (Roland-Garros, JOP 2024, Rolex Paris Masters, etc.) and implement actions to strengthen ongoing dialogue with Federation employees “. And on this last point, the work is important. For almost a year and a half, the French Tennis Federation has been going through a lot of turbulence. And its president Gilles Moretton is not unanimous.

Two anonymous letters were recently sent to FFT staff representatives, the last of which revealed by L’Equipe, and of which Le Figaro was also able to read, once again mentioned “employees in distress”. “Some are under chemical treatment to try to regain the strength to move forward, others are just trying to quickly leave this house but the negotiations are fruitless while these employees are unable to return to the premises. When will we react?, it was also specified in this second letter. These “employees in distress” even announcing “150 departures out of 400 employees in three years, unheard of”, before speaking of “injustices”, “lack of recognition” and “people crying in the corridors”. The general director of the French Tennis Federation (FFT), Caroline Flaissier, from the business world, was “laid off” after the revelation of this letter from employees denouncing their working conditions.