The FFT is fully committed to promoting Roland-Garros worldwide in order to spread the word about the Parisian Grand Slam and encourage people to play on clay in all four corners of the globe.
A pioneer in organising eTennis competitions since 2018, every year the FFT demonstrates its ability to innovate by combining traditional sport with esport. In 2022, the Roland-Garros eSeries by BNP Paribas is being stepped up and will be played for the first time ever on mobile, more specifically on Tennis Clash, a free tennis game that is number one in the world. The final phase of the world’s biggest eTennis tournament will be held on Centre Court at Roland-Garros on 21st May.
With the aim of further integrating the Parisian Grand Slam in certain international markets, the FFT and the VRM agency (Virtual Real Management) joined forces in 2022 to organise Roland-Garros events that enable VIP clients to enjoy unique immersive experiences that combine the digital world with events. These events, held during the second part of the fortnight, will take place in top-class tennis clubs or academies.
Since 2014, the Roland-Garros Junior Wild Card Series grants the winners a wildcard for the Roland-Garros Junior Championships, after a series of qualifying tournaments played on clay. This is a truly memorable experience for the young players involved and is a crucial step on their road to becoming a future tennis champion.
Roland-Garros has a rich history and strong values that are embodied by its ambassador and three-time champion, Gustavo Kuerten.