Tennis: BNP Paribas continues with the international deployment of its “Teams for Young Talents” and supports 150 young people through 7 teams in 6 countries

  • This Saturday, May 28, BNP Paribas presents, at Roland-Garros, the international ambitions of its Team Young Talents program, with 150 young people and 7 teams in 6 countries.
  • Justine Hénin for Belgium and Mariusz Fyrstenberg for Poland join John McEnroe (US team), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France team) and Tathiana Garbin (Italy team) as godmother and godfather of the two newcomers. equipment.
  • Since its inception in 2018, the “Team BNP Paribas Young Talents” program has provided human support and financial assistance to young tennis talents in order to promote their chances of reaching the highest level.

  • BNP Paribas also announces the creation of a solidarity project: for every point achieved by a member of the BNP Paribas Young Talents Teams in the professional circuits ATP, WTA and ITF Wheelchair, BNP Paribas donates € 1 in favor of the inclusion of the younger generations. .

“Today we are very proud to launch the two new teams in this program that we love. We do this with the commitment of exceptional godparents without whom we could not continue with this international deployment. “Team Jeunes Talents” is both an illustration of BNP Paribas’ historic support for tennis and our group’s commitment to promoting equal opportunities. »

Bertrand Cizeau, Director of Communications and Deputy Director of Corporate Commitment BNP Paribas

150 young talents supported by BNP Paribas around the world

“It is important to have a long-standing tennis partner, such as BNP Paribas, who makes this type of program possible. Together, we want to make tennis more accessible. I dream that one day we will make a child from New York City the winner of Wimbledon, the US Open or even Roland-Garros! »

John McEnroe, sponsor of Team BNP Paribas Young Talents in the United States

Inside the Roland-Garros stadium, BNP Paribas presents this Saturday, May 28, the new ambitions of its “Team Young Talents” program, with the presence of 40 young talents and their sponsors.

After France, the United States and Italy, this program is now being rolled out in two new countries:

  • In Belgium, with seven-time Grand Slam winner (including four Roland Garros), Justine Hénin
  • In Poland with Mariusz Fyrstenberg, captain of the Davis Cup team

“I would like to thank BNP Paribas for their trust, we are very happy that Belgium can be part of the program. It’s a great opportunity to give more support to some players. They are a really valuable help, we will try to honor this trust as best we can.

Justine Hénin, sponsor of the BNP Paribas Young Talents Team in Belgium

Justine Hénin and Mariusz Fyrstenberg join John McEnroe, sponsor of Team BNP Paribas Young Talents in the United States, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, sponsor of Team in France, and Tathiana Garbine, sponsor of Team in Italy.

“This is a program that seems very close to me because it can help some young people achieve their dreams. Obviously, I would have loved to be able to benefit from such a young support. It’s just positive to help all these young people, it’s a little bit my family too »

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, sponsor of Team BNP Paribas Young Talents in France

With these programs aimed at the younger generations, BNP Paribas helps to make tennis accessible to as many people as possible. To these 5 teams that participate in the next generation of world tennis while guaranteeing equal opportunities are added 2 programs that contribute to inclusion through high level tennis:

  • The BNP Paribas Kids Fête le Mur team, sponsored by Yannick Noah, allows young people in the neighborhood to discover the practice of tennis at the highest level as an additional asset to build their future.
  • BNP Paribas Rising Star program in South Africa with Kevin Anderson, which allows young South African schoolchildren to benefit from dedicated training and competitions.

Each point counts: 1 point = 1 € to allow children to go on holiday

Each point achieved by a member of the BNP Paribas Young Talents Team in the professional circuit funds a solidarity project in favor of the inclusion of the younger generations. This project will allow 50 young people accompanied in France by the Fondation Les Apprentis d’Auteuil to go on holiday and participate in tennis courses organized in collaboration with the FFT, as well as other sports and cultural activities (basketball, skating, cinema. …).

Points are counted each year for all ATP, WTA and Grand Slam tournaments, as well as ITF wheelchair tournaments for wheelchair tennis players.

Started on the occasion of Roland-Garros 2022, the project now has 637 points after the very good performances of Diane Parry (in particular, winner of the 1st round of the world No. 2 and winner of Roland-Garros 2021, Barbara Krejcikova) and Elsa Jacquemot (1st round winner of Heather Watson).

“I am very proud to be part of the BNP Paribas Young Talents team.

This solidarity project allows us to take even more responsibility and have it, when we will be on the track, a energy additional per mark the month possible points, not only for us but also for these children »

Arthur Cazaux, member of the BNP Paribas Young Talents Team in France

Promising junior tournaments for Young Talents

Aside from this event, the draw for the Junior Tournaments was announced at the BNP Paribas venues and allowed the 8 young talents of the BNP Paribas teams to immerse themselves in their tournament.

These youngsters can be inspired by their two big, recent tournament winners: Elsa Jacquemot in 2020 and Luca Van Assche in 2021.

Press contacts:

July 29 Sports Management Agency

Sophie Kamoun – Sophie [at] July 29 (dot) fr – 06 07 11 42 21

Alexandre Barthelemy – Alexandre [at] July 29 (dot) fr – 06 19 54 42 65

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