Roland-Garros for all

For several years now, the Roland-Garros tournament has made a concerted effort to be as inclusive and as philanthropic as possible. At the 2024 tournament, a number of actions have been put in place to make the Parisian Grand Slam an event that brings all types of people together.

Roland-Garros for All©FFT

Roland-Garros for all: inclusion and solidarity

Take a look at the initiatives rolled out at Roland-Garros in 2024!

Ever more inclusive ticketing

For the third year in a row, the French Tennis Federation – thanks to the support of its official sponsor BNP Paribas – is offering discounted tickets for spectators aged under 25. For just €12, they can come and spend an unforgettable day at Roland-Garros.

During The Opening Week, 3,300 tickets will be gifted to charities that work with the FFT and its partners. And to make the tournament even more accessible, the FFT is rolling out a new action that allocates tickets for Philippe-Chatrier court to charity organisations. In total, 500 tickets are being gifted to various charities, thanks to the support of BNP Paribas.

Thanks to these initiatives, tickets to Roland-Garros are 24% more accessible this year, with 156,000 tickets priced at less than 25 euros.

Spotlight on wheelchair tennis

On 8th June, wheelchair tennis – whose singles draws went from 12 to 16 participants in 2023 – will take to the spotlight when one of the singles finals is played on Philippe-Chatrier court. Actions will be rolled out to raise awareness from 7th to 9th June, as part of the “Inclusive tennis weekend”, whose aim is to promote the different types of inclusive tennis: wheelchair tennis, deaf tennis, blind tennis and adaptive tennis, thanks to Adecco's support.

This year, the “Dream entrance” operation on Philippe-Chatrier court will treat young, registered players with a disability to a unique experience alongside the world’s greatest tennis stars.

Final, after the US Open, Roland-Garros is the second Grand Slam tournament to include a junior wheelchair tennis competition. For the first time on the clay at the Porte d’Auteuil, four girls and four boys will compete in the tournament, which is scheduled on 6th and 7th June.

Tokito Oda / Finale tennis-fauteuil Roland-Garros 2023©Nicolas Gouhier / FFT

Solidarity takes centre stage

Created in 1977 and renamed "Yannick Noah's day" last year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Yannick Noah’s victory at Roland-Garros, the traditional charity day or children’s day will take place on 25th May. Featuring lively entertainment, exhibition matches and practice sessions, this charity event is the perfect opportunity to spend a day out with all the family, and all for a special price of €20. Like at previous editions, the proceeds from this day (€201,000 in 2023) will be used to:

  • Fund actions set up by FFT-affiliated clubs to help young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods, adaptive tennis, tennis for health, disability tennis and the environment, with the “Trophées des Actions Solidaires et Environmentales” awards.
  • Support the Fête le Mur charity, which works in local neighbourhoods.
Journée Yannick Noah / Roland-Garros 2023©Clément Mahoudeau / FFT

During the first night session on Sunday 26 May on Court Philippe-Chatrier, €100 will be donated for each point scored to the winning clubs in the FFT's Solidarity and Environmental Action Trophies, thanks to the support of BNP Paribas.

The solidarity doesn't stop there, as We Are Tennis by BNP Paribas is teaming up with the FFT and host and streamer Domingo to offer a brand new show on the Suzanne-Lenglen court on 6 June: the "Wildcard Battle". All proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to the Etendart association, which promotes the development of young people through an educational approach based on sport and the creative arts. Every point scored during the event will also be donated to the association, as part of BNP Paribas' PointsForChange solidarity programme. All the money raised will enable 800 young people to go on holiday camps during the summer of 2024.

Increased accessibility

With the aim of making the tournament ever more accessible, the Sound for All initiative will be renewed in 2024. This high-quality, easy-to-access audio immersion tool will be available from the men’s and women’s singles semi-finals onwards. Originally designed for spectators with a visual impairment, this system is now available to everyone. It broadcasts the sounds from the court along with a running commentary plus “left-right” sound effects, using an audio transmission system that can be accessed with a smartphone and earphones.

For visitors who need a break from the hustle and bustle of the stadium, a quiet room will be set up by entrance C22 of Philippe-Chatrier court.

Finally, like at every edition since 2012, associations representing people with disabilities will be invited to attend an accessibility consultation day during the tournament in order to ensure that the facilities are suitable and functional, as well as suggesting new ways in which to improve how people with disabilities are welcomed at the tournament. This consultation day, which is much appreciated by our partners, highlights the efforts made by the Federation to make Roland-Garros a shining example in terms of accessibility.

Quiet Room / Roland-Garros 2024©Amélie Laurin / FFT

Pride Day

For the second year running, Roland-Garros will celebrate Pride Day on 7th June, with special entertainment rolled out on Philippe-Chatrier court, in the stadium grounds and on social media.

Donated sports equipment

Thanks to the charity boxes set up in the locker rooms, this year the players will once again have the opportunity to donate any unwanted sports equipment to people who do not have access to sport. The ballkids are also invited to contribute, and the equipment is collected at the end of the tournament by the Emmaüs Solidarité charity.

Boîte de dons / Roland-Garros 2023©Johan Sonnet / FFT