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Part 3. How beach tennis players survive the quarantine?

ITF has suspended all its tours until the 13th of July. And this is another portion of quarantine stories to let you know, how your colleagues live through this crisis in their country.  Today we have beach tennis people from Russia, Venezuela, USA and Reunion island.

Ekaterina KamenetckaiaRussia (St.Petersburg)(4.989 active Covid19 cases)

J. Chubarova

05/04/20

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Part 3. How beach tennis players survive the quarantine?

ITF has suspended all its tours until the 13th of July. And this is another portion of quarantine stories to let you know, how your colleagues live through this crisis in their country.  Today we have beach tennis people from Russia, Venezuela, USA and Reunion island.

Ekaterina Kamenetckaia

Russia (St.Petersburg)

(4.989 active Covid19 cases)


What the situation right now in your country? 


It’s hard to talk about the whole country. Each city has different laws and different restrictions. I live in St. Petersburg. Here, the quarantine started on March 30. Until March 30, EVERYTHING was opened, all restaurants and sports complexes worked regularly. Now only pharmacies and supermarkets are open. But it is still possible to go outside, you can even travel out of town. 

But the problem is that the Russian Federation did not declare an emergency situation, they stopped all the business and are not planning to help it. At the same time, companies were obliged to pay workers the normal salary. Therefore, some companies began to work illegally.

For how long you haven’t been playing beach tennis by now? 


I have not played just 10 days so far. Before that, I trained every day.

How do you spend your time due to the situation? Do you manage to train? 


I study remotely, work online, do physical training at home, cook, and spend time with friends if I have time, I also like to drive a car around the city. I’m suP.S. I'm addicted to swinging the press



Iosune Roncal 

Venezuela

(96 active Covid19 cases)


What the situation right now in your country?

 
The situation in my country is a partial quarantine with schedules to go shopping or do necessary things, but in my house, we particularly decided not to go out at all and we have 3 weeks without going out.  

For how long you haven’t been playing beach tennis by now? 


I have not played beach tennis for 3 weeks, but I am training at home.

How do you spend your time due to the situation? Do you manage to train? 


I am studying online what corresponds to my school year, I train a few hours and I also watch Netflix and videos. Sometimes I play beach tennis with my family, I also do exercises with training apps and videos.



Ekaterina Glazkova

Russia (Moscow)

(4.989  active covid19 cases)


What the situation right now in your country?


Since the 30th of March, we have a full quarantine. Now you can only go to the pharmacy / for groceries / walk with the dog 100 meters from the house. This has not been monitored yet, but it is getting stricter.

For how long you haven’t been playing beach tennis by now? 


17 days

How do you spend your time due to the situation? 


I am preparing for my school exams, cooking, spending time with my family

Do you manage to train? 


Since I live in the countryside I have the opportunity to run outside, plus I have an exercise bike.




Nicole Nobile & Theo Irigaray

Reunion island, France.

(304 active Covid19 cases)


What the situation right now in your country?


Right now we stay in Reunion at the house of my parents (Nico and Theo came to Reunion to play the ITF tournament, that was canceled due to the emergency. But they were very lucky to be one of the last ones to leave Italy until the borders were closed). We have a complete quarantine. We can leave the house only to do shopping.

For how long you haven’t been playing beach tennis by now? 


3 weeks without normal beach tennis. But we managed to put a small net in the garden to play.

How do you spend your time due to the situation? Do you manage to train? 


In the morning we relax: spend time in the swimming pool. And in the afternoon we do a good physical workout. Also, we try to go outside for jogging and play beach tennis in the garden,



Nadia Johnston

USA

(301.823 active Covid19 cases)


What the situation right now in your country? 

I live in New York, which goes through one of the worst coronavirus situation. We are in unessential quarantine. So you can go out for groceries, visit a doctor, walk your dog and even do sport. But you have to keep the distance and many parks are closed.

For how long you haven’t been playing beach tennis by now? 

In NY we don't have any place to play beach tennis during the winter, so I haven't played since the tournaments in Saint-Barthelemy (February) and I planned to play tournaments in California, but of course, everything was canceled. 

How do you spend your time due to the situation? 


I am trying to catch up on many things that I usually don't have time for. And my sister has a dog rescue in the south of Thailand. And right now I am helping her a lot remotely, updating the website and doing the documents. 

Do you manage to train? 


I am living in an apartment, which is not a comfortable place to train. All the gyms are closed and the weather is quite cold. When it will get warmer there will be an opportunity to go outside and run. But right now it is really difficult to do a workout for me.

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