6th Esther Jordi Trophy

19th and 20th April 2024

Bagdad Iraq


Football meets Tennis


We play tennis with our feet, and invite You to participate in our upcoming competition.


The Trophy

TheEsther Jordi Trophy is split in two phases:

Qualification partification


Everyone can take part in the trophy.

Important information

As a rule, the best 8 women and 8 men are chosen in the knockout process. These 16 participants take part in the final and measure themselves against the best. The OC of the tournament reserves the right to award places in the finals to outstanding blank players. This reduces the number of participants from the qualification.


Final partification


The best 8 women and 8 men from the qualification or the end of the game who were invited by the OC committee

Important information:
Prize money 10'000.- CHF


The 6th Esther Jordi Trophy takes place in Iraq 

April 19th and 20th, 2024

Universität Bagdad

Costs 25 euros

You will receive more information after registration.


About Football-Tennis

The Handshake


Football tennis is tennis played with the players feet. Thus, the team sport football becomes a single fight sport, or it is the real handshake between football and tennis.

Football tennis has its beginnings in the first half of the 20th century. Footballers use football tennis in their training.

In 1987, IFTA (International Footballtennis Association) became the first international world sports association. Esther Jordi was the first general secretary working on the side of Josef Rothenflueh, the first president. In 2010, another international association was born, namely UNIF (Union Internationale de Footnet). [Both organizations work hand-in-hand to promote football tennis all over the world.

Football tennis is rather unknown sports in Switzerland. However, it is well promoted in French-speaking part of Switzerland. An exception was Basel, our host city, where football tennis was played from the start. Basel has it’s own club, the Footballtennis club Basel. See Wikipedia for more Information.



Founding of the association Esther Jordi Trophy


Josef Rothenfluh, Thomy Beckmann, Grit Brockmann

On 6.12.19 the founding of the association Esther Jordi Trophy took place at the Coop-Restaurant Centre Bahnhof in Biel/Bienne.

The board members:

Josef Rothenfluh, President

Grit Brockmann, Vice President

Thomy Beckmann, cashier

Sherif Gaafar (without picture)



About Esther Jordi

Esther Jordi 1955-2018 was an innovative and extraordinary personality from Lengnau, Kanton Bern, Switzerland. She was very fond of Footballtennis, among many other activities and topics.

With this Trophy we continue the innovative spirit of the late Esther Jordi, the lady behind the idea of this tournament. This Trophy is an innovative high-level tournament designed to promote football tennis and make football- and tennis-players meet face-to-face in that innovative game, simply put the handshake between football and tennis.


Make us known

Contact our communications manager, Thomy Beckmann, at XTA8NDEdPDo4MykoLys0Lig4MTE4NjIwMCgzNDY8KTQyM3M+NQ@nospam and you will receive promotional material.

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