For the third year running, the French Tennis Federation is set to organise the “Trophée International Philippe-Chatrier” during the 2019 Roland Garros tournament. This competition rewards national tennis federations for the results achieved by their players in the Roland Garros junior tournaments (singles and doubles), which will be held from 2ndto 8thJune 2019 in the Porte d’Auteuil stadium.
Trophée International Philippe-Chatrier: 3rd edition during RG19!
The FFT will hold the 3rd edition of the “Trophée International Philippe-Chatrier”
Helping the younger generation
One of the international components of the federation’s “Act and Win” project, this award will have a prize fund of one million euros, like last year, which will be shared equally between the boys’ and girls’ categories. Prizes will be awarded to the federations according to the final rankings. In 2018, Chinese Taipei (in the boys’ competition) and Poland (in the girls’) finished in first place.
With this award, the FFT hopes to highlight the work carried out by the various national federations* in training up future clay-court champions and helping the younger generation to step into their elders’ shoes.
This generous gesture is an integral part of the FFT’s international aid programme – backed by president Bernard Giudicelli – whose aim is to promote and inspire the development of tennis worldwide. This competition is an opportunity to reward the nations that perform well on clay, the historic surface of the Roland Garros tournament and of French tennis.
This award was named after Philippe Chatrier, a former tennis champion and iconic president of the FFT from 1973 to 1993, who modernised tennis in France and did so much to develop the sport worldwide and get it back into the Olympics. By keeping his memory alive, the FFT hopes to perpetuate his actions and wishes, and pass on his legacy to the future generations.
*Except the Lawn Tennis Association, the United States Tennis Association and Tennis Australia, who do not take part in this challenge.