As part of its commitment to an ethical and responsible tournament, the French Tennis Federation (FFT) ensures the well-being of all those wishing to visit Roland-Garros stadium.
Accessibility for disabled visitors
Since 2011, the FFT has hosted annual events attended by representatives of organisations for disabled persons with the goal of making the stadium more accessible. This year, the event will take place on 8 June.
One of the tournament’s priorities is to provide facilities for visitors with reduced mobility or disabilities. The following facilities are available:
- Newly installed lifts and a wheelchair loan system for people with walking difficulties;
- Special accessibility teams to welcome the visitors concerned, regardless of their disability;
- A free shuttle system provided in partnership with Peugeot.
The FFT, working in partnership with Adecco and Babolat, is also giving visitors an opportunity to discover wheelchair tennis. Come and test your skills with the champions.
Spectators will be given a chance to manipulate wheelchairs in small groups before playing wheelchair tennis on the legendary Place des Mousquetaires. They will also be able to meet French Olympic and Paralympic champions promoting this sport.
The aim of this event is to promote wheelchair tennis and build bridges between disabled and non-disabled populations. It also seeks to encourage the inclusion of wheelchair tennis players in tennis schools at FFT clubs around France.