Tennis: BNP Paribas continues the international distribution of “Teams for Young Talents” and supports 150 youth with 7 teams in 6 countries

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  • On Saturday, May 28, BNP Paribas, at Roland-Garros, announces the international goals of the Team Young Talents program, which consists of 150 youth and 7 teams in 6 countries.
  • Thus, Justine Hénin from Belgium and Mariusz Fyrstenberg from Poland joined John McEnroe (United States), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Team France) and Tathiana Garbin (Team Italy) as godmother and godfather to two new teams.
  • Since its inception in 2018, the “Team BNP Paribas Young Talents” program has provided humanitarian support and financial assistance to young tennis talents to increase their chances of reaching the top.

  • BNP Paribas also announces the establishment of a solidarity project: for every point scored by a member of the BNP Paribas Young Talent Teams in the ATP, WTA and ITF Wheelchair professional circuits, BNP Paribas donates €1 in favor of the participation of the younger generation. .

“We are proud to launch two new teams of this program that is so precious to us today. We do this with the commitment of exceptional godparents and godmothers that we cannot sustain this international deployment without them. “Team Jeunes Talents” is a testament to both BNP Paribas’ historic support for tennis and our group’s commitment to promoting equal opportunity. »

Bertrand Cizeau, Director of Communications and Deputy Director of Corporate Commitment BNP Paribas

150 young talents supported worldwide by BNP Paribas

“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! »

John McEnroe, sponsor of Team BNP Paribas Young Talents in the United States

BNP Paribas is announcing the new goals of its “Young Team Team” program with the participation of 40 young talents and their sponsors on Saturday, May 28, inside the Roland-Garros stadium.

After France, the United States and Italy, this program is now implemented in two new countries:

  • In Belgium, seven-time Grand Slam winner (including four Roland-Garros) with Justine Hénin
  • With Mariusz Fyrstenberg, captain of the Davis Cup team in Poland

“I want 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, sponsor of Team BNP Paribas Young Talents in Belgium

Justine Hénin and Mariusz Fyrstenberg join Team BNP Paribas Young Talents sponsor John McEnroe in the United States, Team sponsor Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in France, and Team sponsor Tathiana Garbine in Italy.

“This is a program close to my heart because it can help some young people achieve their dreams. Frankly, I would love to be able to benefit from such young support. Helping all these young people is just positive, a little bit my family too »

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, sponsor of Team BNP Paribas Young Talents in France

BNP Paribas is helping tennis reach as many people as possible with these programs for the younger generation. To these 5 teams that join the new generation of world tennis and provide equal opportunities, 2 programs that contribute to participation through high-level tennis are added:

  • Sponsored by Yannick Noah, Team BNP Paribas Kids Fête le Mur enables neighborhood youth to explore the highest level of tennis practice as an additional asset in building their future.
  • BNP Paribas’ Rising Star program in South Africa with Kevin Anderson that enables young South African students to benefit from special education and competitions

Every point counts: 1 point = 1 € to let the children go on vacation

Every point scored in the professional period by a member of the BNP Paribas Young Talents Team funds a solidarity project in favor of involving the younger generations. This project will provide 50 young people with the opportunity to go on vacation in France with Fondation Les Apprentis d’Auteuil and participate in tennis courses organized in partnership with FFT, as well as other sporting and cultural events (basketball, skating, cinema). …).

Points are calculated each year for all ATP, WTA and Grand Slam tournaments, as well as ITF Wheelchair tournaments for wheelchair tennis players.

Launched on the occasion of Roland-Garros 2022, the project now has 637 points after the very good performances of Diane Parry (especially Barbara Krejcikova, the winner of the 2nd round of the world and the winner of Roland-Garros 2021) and Elsa Jacquemot (Heather Watson’s 1. the winner of the round).

“I am proud to be a part of the BNP Paribas Young Talents Team.

This solidarity project allows us to take more responsibility and have it whenever we want. will be in court, a energy In addition for mark most more possible points, not just for us, but for these children as well. »

Arthur Cazaux, member of BNP Paribas Young Talent Team in France

Hopeful youth tournaments for Young Talents

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.

These youngsters can draw inspiration from the tournament’s two greats, who are the recent winners: Elsa Jacquemot in 2020 and Luca Van Assche in 2021.

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