Head down to Yannick Noah Day on Saturday

Kids' Day is now Yannick Noah Day! It's the perfect opportunity to enjoy a unique moment with family and friends at Roland-Garros.

Yannick Noah / Roland-Garros 2022©Amélie Laurin / FFT
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This year, the ever-popular Roland-Garros charity day has been renamed Yannick Noah Day. And for good reason! 2023 marks the 40th anniversary of the French tennis great’s Roland-Garros title triumph.

Not only that, but Yannick Noah has spent the past 30 years committed to improving the lives of children with his association, Fête le Mur.

On Saturday May 27, everyone who comes through the gates of the Roland-Garros stadium will be in for an unforgettable time at Yannick Noah Day, with a wide array of entertainment on offer both on the courts and in the walkways.

From 11:00am, Court Philippe-Chatrier court, Court Simonne-Mathieu and Court 14 will be hosting exhibition matches between men’s and women’s players that will be played in one set, before one of the highlights of the day: Yannick Noah and his musicians will take to a stage that has been specially installed for the occasion to treat the crowd on Court Philippe-Chatrier to a special concert from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

At 4:00pm, on Court Suzanne-Lenglen, spectators can enjoy a Legends Match.

Trophée des Légendes / Roland-Garros 2023©Cédric Lecocq / FFT

Spectators can also head to the north concourse of Court Simonne-Mathieu to enjoy Tech Place, a tech entertainment zone offering an immersive experience.

Fans can see how their physical performance measures up to the best players in the world, with the opportunity to test their serving speed. What’s more, thanks to augmented reality, it will look and feel like they’re giving it their best shot on Court Philippe-Chatrier. They can also see what it’s like to be an umpire in yet another simulation available at the stand sponsored by Wilson and Infosys.

There’s also plenty of fun to be had at the all-new Playground area in the Contemporary Garden (Jardin contemporain) next to Court Simonne-Mathieu, where spectators can see just how good their reflexes are in games of skill and precision.

Throughout the day on Court 2, a few lucky spectators will get to take to the court and play a few rallies as part of “Play on the clay at Roland-Garros” sponsored by Engie.

Meanwhile, “Wheelchair tennis for all”, which sets out to give fans a better idea of what the sport involves, will also be running all day on Court 3.

Jouer sur la terre de Roland-Garros 2022©Emilie Hautier / FFT

Urban Tennis is back at Roland-Garros this year for fans to try out for the first time or to hone their skills as seasoned regulars, with three courts around the grounds. This new form of tennis, played with a 21” racquet and a foam ball, can also be played absolutely anywhere.

Adults and kids alike can expect to be amazed by all that awaits in the walkways, with jugglers, stilt-walkers, musicians, balloon sculptors, a photo booth and a tattoo stand ready to wow them.

Like every year, the profits from the day will go towards the association Fête le Mur, as well as financing activities undertaken by FFT affiliated clubs to help young people living in underprivileged neighbourhoods, tennis as an adapted sport, tennis for wellness and paratennis, as well as helping the environment through the initiative Trophées des Actions Solidaires et Environnementales.

Urban Tennis / Roland-Garros 2023©Amélie Laurin / FFT