Roland-Garros visits the Eiffel Tower

 - Roland-Garros

This year, the “Roland-Garros in the City” event will be held against the majestic backdrop of the Eiffel Tower.

From 30 May to 3 June, the Eiffel Tower will feature in the Roland-Garros action. As part of the “Roland-Garros in the City” event, these two important Parisian symbols will come together.

A clay tennis court – decorated in the tournament’s colours and with a stand seating 250 people – will be set up in between the tower’s four feet, a venue that promises to be breathtaking.

A sure-fire hit with Parisians and tourists alike, this five-day event features entertainment activities organised in collaboration with BNP Paribas, Peugeot, Emirates, Longines, Lacoste, Babolat and The Adecco Group.

Spectators will be able to watch the “Longines Future Tennis Aces” tournament - a competition contested by 40 under-13 players from all over the globe - from Thursday 31 May to Saturday 2 June. For the first time, a 20-player boys' event will be staged in parallel with a 20-player girls' tournament. As part of the Longines competition, Andre Agassi and Stefanie Graf will play in an exhibition match on the morning of Saturday 2 June against the 2018 event ambassadors, Alex Corretja and Arantxa Sanchez.

Exhibition matches featuring some of the greatest players in tennis history will also be on the menu; on the evening of 30 May, John McEnroe, Mansour Bahrami, Sergi Bruguera and Cédric Pioline will contest an exhibition doubles matches for the tournament’s Official Sponsor, BNP Paribas.

On the court, a handful of lucky participants, thanks to Roland Garros’ partners, will have the opportunity to take part in tennis clinics, during which they will play against former professional players. The Adecco Group will organise a wheelchair tennis taster session on Sunday 3 June. Budding tennis stars will also be invited to play on the court on the last day of the event before meeting athletes representing the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Inside the walls of the event enclosure, the general public will be able to admire an exhibition about the history of the Roland-Garros tournament. They will also have the opportunity to have their photo taken in front of the tournament’s iconic trophies - the Musketeers’ Cup and Suzanne-Lenglen Cup - which will be displayed intermittently on site.