International Philippe-Chatrier Cup launched
The French Tennis Federation has launched the International Philippe-Chatrier Cup, a €1 million prize aimed at supporting national tennis federations efforts to develop junior players.
To mark the beginning of the Roland-Garros juniors’ tournament, the French Tennis Federation (FFT) will launch the International Philippe-Chatrier Cup. Part of the federation’s international AGIR & GAGNER (Act & Win) project, this competition funds national tennis federations based on the results obtained by young players in the singles and doubles tournaments.
The juniors’ tournament, which takes place from 4-10 June at Roland-Garros stadium, gives spectators the chance to get a glimpse of tomorrow’s champions.
This new competition aims to reward national federations’ efforts to train future champions on clay and support younger players. It is specifically geared towards those federations that do not earn revenues from Grand Slams, but train juniors on a daily basis. For this reason, the Lawn Tennis Association (UK), the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and Tennis Australia (TA) are not part of this initiative.
Girls from 23 countries and boys from 27 countries will be eligible for the International Philippe-Chatrier Cup.
The cup comes with prize money of €1 million, which will be split equally between the boys’ and girls’ competitions. The money will be distributed to federations based on players’ final results.
This innovative and generous initiative is central to the FFT’s international aid program. It is supported by FFT President Bernard Giudicelli, who wishes to promote and encourage the development of tennis around the world. It represents an excellent opportunity to reward countries that produce top clay-court players, a surface that symbolises tennis at Roland-Garros and in France.
This cup reflects the openness and generosity that characterise the FFT, and which also underpin Paris’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.