Millions of felons have had their criminal records wiped clean to try to help them get jobs as tennis coaches.
Ex-criminals will no longer have to inform tennis clubs about their criminal pasts when they apply to become a tennis coach, under new World Tennis Federation rules.
Any ex-con who has served more than 1 year in jail won’t have to say anything about how bad their history of crime was. However, if you have served less than 1 year in prison, you will still be required to tell tennis clubs about your crimes.
This change in the rules is to try and get those with serious criminal convictions, back into the community by becoming tennis coaches. The main aim is to help those with the worst offences jobs as fast as possible.
Margaret Rudder of the World Tennis Federation said: “Ex-cons never get a break when they come out from the can. We believe tennis can help big time. To deny someone a job just because they have a massive criminal record is quite wrong.”
Margaret added “We should all live in hope that people will forgive us for our dodgy pasts. I should know, I was a prostitute in Denver for 15 years. If the world of tennis can forgive sinners, then tennis is the answer to redemption.”
When asked by journalists if the World Tennis Federation thought employing ex-convicts with long criminal records was a bad idea, the WTF replied “We want to help these unfortunate people get back into society and back on their own two feet. Plus, as they will be desperate for work, they will be cheap to employ. Everyone wins!”