RG Lab is a not-to-be missed activity for Roland-Garros visitors.
This entertainment area, located between Gate B and the Place des Mousquetaires, was designed to immerse visitors in the world of connected tennis and the latest technologies. The wide range of fun and offbeat activities available here make this a one-of-a-kind experience.
For 2016, the French Tennis Federation and select Roland-Garros partners will be offering several ultra-innovative activities:
Babolat: Babolat will have a workshop area at the RG Lab where they will take care of stringing all the French Open players' racquets during the tournament.
BNP Paribas: The We Are Tennis Virtual Room by BNP Paribas: a unique experience by the We Are Tennis Fan Academy!
At the BNP Paribas stand at the RG Lab, fans can enjoy a unique virtual reality immersion experience where they'll be able to try out and learn the choreographed dance by Academy fans through an interactive 3D universe set to music. This is a key strategic innovation for BNP Paribas, "The bank for a changing world".
Spreading a culture of tennis is also important for BNP Paribas, which will be giving fans a chance to share their knowledge about tennis at its Mini Campus. Every day, fans will be able to debate on a different tennis-related topic.
Longines: Once again, Longines will be a part of the RG Lab. The Swiss watchmaker will present a tennis simulator, Hawk-Eye, so visitors can see what it's like to be a player and practice their serves.
FTV: Virtual reality is the tech world's hot trend this year and France Télévisions is bringing into the limelight at Roland-Garros. The RG Lab will feature 360° live match broadcasts in 4K* , an avatar creation booth and Web3D technology. Also, in partnership with CEA Tech, France Télévisions will be putting on a range of demonstrations on virtual reality, artificial intelligence and augmented reality (such as holographs).
RG Live: Follow all the matches in real time and read the Roland-Garros daily newspaper Le Quotidien.
Social Loft: Share your excitement and photos from the tournament on social media using the hashtag #RG16. Every morning, the RG Lab's 3D printer will start up after reaching a certain number of re-tweets. A prize draw will be held during the day so one lucky winner can take home the printed object.
Photocall: Meet your favourite tennis players at the RG Lab, where they'll be stopping by to give fans a very special photo op.
RG Robot: Ever wonder how your tennis skills stack up against the competition? Go head-to-head with the RG Robot and see if you can hit more targets than it does…
NRG stand: Take a virtual visit of the future Philippe Chatrier Court using a VR headset.