Expanded wheelchair events to start June 6

For this 2023 Roland-Garros, there is more visibility for the wheelchair tennis events

Animation tennis-fauteuil, journée Yannick Noah, Roland-Garros 2023@Johan Sonnet / FFT
 - rolandgarros.com

This year, the wheelchair tennis competition, sponsored by the Adecco Group, will feature two draws of 16 players compared to 12 last year.

On June 9, spectators are also invited to practice during the "Let’s Get in a Wheelchair Day".

Entry lists

This year a second wildcard will be issued for the competition. French players Pauline Déroulède and Emmanuelle Morch have been awarded wildcards to play in the 2023 women's tournament, while Frédéric Cattaneo and Stéphane Houdet have been handed wildcards for the men's event.

Click HERE to see the full list of players entered in the wheelchair tennis women’s singles event
Click HERE to see the full list of players entered in the wheelchair tennis men’s singles event
Kgothatso Montjane, Yui Kamiji, Aniek Van Koot, Diede De Groot, Roland-Garros 2022, Tennis Fauteuil Double Dames, Remise de Prix, ©Amélie Laurin / FFT

Great exposure

The discipline will get some great exposure this year, with one of the finals set to be played on Court Philippe-Chatrier and will be broadcast live on France Télévisions.

Let’s Get in a Wheelchair Day on June 9

The FFT is partnering the Adecco Group for Let’s Get in a Wheelchair Day, an initiative designed to introduce wheelchair tennis to the general public and promote the sport to them.

Spectators are invited to come along to Court 9 on Friday June 9 (10:00am to 5:30pm) and hit some balls from a wheelchair. In another of this year’s innovations, a tennis event for the hearing impaired will take place from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.