Amateur Series by Peugeot: season 2 released!

 - Alice Jacques

The French and the Brazilian Tennis Federations join forces again to organize the Roland-Garros Amateur Series by Peugeot.

The French Tennis Federation (FFT) and the Brazilian Tennis Federation (CBT) join forces again to organize the Roland-Garros Amateur Series by Peugeot. This second season will be divided into four stages: two at the end of 2019 and two at the beginning of 2020.

The Roland-Garros Amateur Series by Peugeot are intended for amateur players all over the country, men and women, from the age of 13. The objective is to bring together players of different ages and levels in a single competition. Every win allows participants to earn points.

At the end of the tour, the winners of each category will participate in a draw to win a trip to Paris for the Roland-Garros 2020 tournament. Winner of the first edition, the young Carlos Amorim had the unique opportunity to meet the greatest Brazilian tennis players at Roland-Garros: Gustavo Kuerten and Marcelo Melo.

“It brings the spirit of Roland-Garros to Brazil"

128 players participated in the first of the four stages of the competition held from 26 to 29 September in Curitiba, in the south of the country.

One of the participants, Luís André Gurgel Figueiredo, 41, had already participated in several stages last year. 

"This event is a very interesting initiative of CBT and the FFT, as it brings the spirit of Roland-Garros to Brazil. The clubs always welcome us very well, the courts are excellent, with the Roland-Garros style, and everything is done with great precision and quality. All this adds a special touch to the event”.

Players from Curitiba were particularly enthusiastic about playing Roland Garros "at home". "The name "Roland-Garros" makes all tennis players dream. I am in love with this sport and a tournament with this name is a sign of excellence. It's really a pleasure to participate," says Sueli Borges dos Reis, 66.

A positive attitude shared by the tournament organizers. "Expectations for the second edition of this tour are high. The competition was already very successful last year among amateur tennis players, those who make the day-to-day tennis. This is a very important competition, which embodies the good relations between Brazil and France in the sport," said Aristides Barcellos, tournament director.

Main partner since 2018, Peugeot has renewed its commitment to the tournament and allowed several athletes to visit the emblematic sites of Curitiba.

Next stop: Brasilia, from 28 November to 1 December.