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Participate in "Roland-Garros Kids' day"

By Alexis Favre   on   Friday 19 May 2017
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The traditional "Roland-Garros kids’ day" is taking place this year on Saturday 27 May, from 10 am. There will be exhibition matches with top players, practice sessions, entertainment, challenges and a whole heap of fun. Check out the programme we’ve got lined up for you!

27 May is a day to come and enjoy Roland-Garros in a totally different way – it’s the traditional Roland-Garros Kids’ Day.  See top players from France and around the world practising and playing exhibition matches, to the delight of young and old. There will be plenty to see out on court and around the walkways, so bring the whole family and enjoy a day full of fun.

This is of course a charity day, with all of the profits going to the "Fête Le Mur" and "Tennis en Liberté" associations as well as to French Tennis Federation (FFT) clubs which carry out educational, social and integration projects. It also gives those who have little opportunity to see tennis to watch exhibition matches between the top players in the tournament – and much more besides!

From 10 am, fans will be immersed in entertainment and surprises of all shapes and sizes. First up will be the "battle of the champions", where different teams will take part in various sporting and not-so-sporting challenges on Philippe-Chatrier Court. As they wander around the stadium walkways, spectators will be greeted by artistic jugglers, an orchestra, face painters and more… Stands selling treats will also be set up, for people of all ages who have a sweet tooth. 

Win a chance to be a line judge at Roland-Garros!

On Court No.6 from 11.45 am, fans can also take part in an umpiring contest, with two lucky winners being chosen to be line judges for an exhibition match on Philippe-Chatrier Court. The participants with the highest number of points will receive a full Lacoste outfit and have the opportunity to take part in the "Battle of the Champions" out on Centre Court.

Fans will also be able to watch the finals of the "Rendez-vous at Roland-Garros in partnership with Longines" tournaments, the winners of which will receive wild cards into the juniors’ tournaments (one for the boys’ and one for the girls’ singles). Between 5 – 6 pm, a wheelchair tennis exhibition match will take place on No.1 Court.

There will also be plenty of entertainment at the "RG Lab", between Gate B and the friend zone, and at the "Maison du Tennis" set up on the Place des Mousquetaires. The Galaxie Tennis mascots will be on hand to interact with kids and have their photo taken. They will also be found exchanging shots on the specially set-up mini- tennis courts at the Place.

Your chance to play on the Roland-Garros clay

From 10 am – 4 pm, the FFT in association with ENGIE and Babolat will be giving fans the chance to play on the Roland-Garros clay. Spectators will have the unique opportunity to have a hit on one of the legendary courts in the stadium. To be in with a chance to win, all you have to do is post an entry on one of the "winning moments" consoles at the Maison du Tennis.

Practical information
Saturday 27 May 2017, from 10 am
All tickets 20 euros (free for children under the age of 6)
Tickets available on the dedicated FFT website: https://tickets.rolandgarros.com
No numbered seating

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