BNP Paribas Team grows in 2022


On Saturday, two new International Young Talent Teams Belgium launched under the auspices of BNP Paribas, Justine Hénin and Poland with Mariusz Fyrstenberg in the dressing rooms of Court Philippe-Chatrier in Roland-Garros.

On Saturday morning, beautiful people gathered in the boxes of Philippe-Chatrier Court in Roland-Garros. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Justine Hénin, John McEnroe and Gilles Moretton were present at the event. Through Team Jeunes Talents, BNP Paribas opens up a little more internationally with the emergence of two new Teams and thus a new godmother and a godfather. Team Jeunes Talents Belgique are Poland’s newcomers led by Roland-Garros and his godmother, quadruple winner Justine Hénin, as well as captain and godfather of the Polish team in the Davis Cup, Mariusz Fyrstenberg. Around these great tennis players were 40 young people who took part in the project established by the French bank. Since its launch, 150 young people have managed to participate in the program.

It is a great honor and honor to be the godfather of such great champions as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, John McEnroe, Justine Hénin and Mariusz Fyrstenberg.Initiated Bertrand Cizeau, Director of Communications and Deputy Director of Corporate Engagement BNP Paribas. We are aware that tennis is an expensive sport. Through this device, we want to contribute socially and financially so that bright young people can continue their careers. » BNP Paribas has been a historical partner of Roland-Garros since 1972.

Communicate your passion for tennis

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Justine Hénin and John McEnroe were won by this program. ” It is an extraordinary program. I would have loved to have attended at their age.”, exclaims the very young pensioner. His American counterpart follows the case: “It’s important to have a longstanding tennis partner like BNP Paribas who makes these types of programs possible. Together we want to make tennis more accessible. I dream that one day we will make a kid from New York the winner of Wimbledon, the US Open and even Roland-Garros! » If tennis has an important place in this tool, the intrinsic values ​​of young tennis players/tennis women are equally important for success. Physical and mental criteria are also very closely scrutinized, particularly in Italy, by former tennis player and godmother of Team Italy Young Talents, Tathiana Garbin.

I would like to thank BNP Paribas for the trust, we are very happy that Belgium can be a part of the programme. It’s a great chance to support some players more. Really valuable help, we will try to fulfill this trust as much as we can., Justine Hénin reveals. Before adding request ” Transfer your passion for tennis to these young people and make them understand that achieving their dreams requires time and investment. » His colleague John McEnroe from Team USA wants to engage and delight these youngsters. The winner of the legendary junior tennis tournament in Paris in 1977 took the opportunity to commend the former tennis players (Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Justine Hénin) who created academies for juniors.

BNP Paribas Team Jeunes Talents, a project that goes beyond sports

BNP Paribas Team Jeunes Talents is not just a sports project. It’s also a way to make tennis accessible to as many people as possible. With the sponsorship of Yannick Noah, Team BNP Paribas Kids Fête le Mur and 2 programs that contribute to participation through high-level tennis are added to these 5 teams that participate in the new generation world tennis by providing equal opportunities. with for young people from neighborhoods to explore the highest level of tennis practice as an additional asset to build their future. BNP Paribas’ Rising Star program with Kevin Anderson in South Africa allows young South African schoolchildren to benefit from special education and competitions

Each point counts as follows: 1 point = 1 €. This gives children the opportunity to go on vacation. As a result, every point scored on the professional tracks by a member of the BNP Paribas Young Talents Team makes it possible to finance a solidarity project in favor of involving the younger generation. This project is supported by the Fondation Les Apprentis d’Auteuil in France, allowing 50 young people to go on vacation and attend tennis courses and other sporting and cultural events (basketball, skating, cinema…) organized in partnership with FFT.

Arthur Cazaux, member of Team BNP Paribas Young Talents France, is particularly enthusiastic about the idea of ​​being able to take on more responsibility at the social level: “I am proud to be a part of the BNP Paribas Young Talents Team. This solidarity project allows us to be even more responsible and have the extra energy on the field to score as many points as possible, not just for us but for these kids as well. » On the sidelines of this event, the draw of Junior tournaments was announced in the halls of BNP Paribas, allowing 8 young talents of BNP Paribas Teams to immerse themselves in their tournaments.