Football meets Tennis


We play tennis with our feet, and invite You to participate in our upcoming competition this November 2021.


The Trophy

TheEsther Jordi Trophy is split in two phases:

Qualification partification


Everyone can participate in the Trophy. In the run-up to the event, every participant of the Trophy can participate in the training of the Footballtennis-Club Basel, where you have the opportunity to learn more about this competitive sport. The training takes place every Wednesday in the sports hall of the Bäumlihofgymnasium at 20.00 clock.


Final partification


The best 8 ladies and 8 men of the qualification of Saturday 21th  November 2020.

When and where:
Sunday 22th November 2020 from 10.00 am in the Pfaffenholzhalle, Rue de Lattre de Tassigny 47, F-68300 St. Louis. Although the Pfaffenholzhalle is on French soil, it can be reached from Basel without border control.

Important information:
Prize money 10'000.- CHF


The third Esther Jordi Trophy 

27. und 28. November 2021

Complexul Olimpic "Sydney 2000"

Str. Complex Olimpic

Izvorani, Rumänien


Nähere Informationen erhältst du nach der Anmeldung. Bitte beachte die aktuellen Corona-Bestimmungen für eine Reise nach Rumänien.


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.


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