The Foundation chose Roland Garros as the special venue to celebrate its anniversary. It all began very early in the morning, at children’s day at the Paris Tennis Club, where eight young apprentices from Auteuil measured themselves up against Nathalie Dechy. Although most of them were beginners, they turned out to be extremely agile and gave the great player a run for her money!
Then, a press conference and a cocktail in the René Lacoste lounges on the tournament site brought together many representatives of the French local and sports press. Beryl Lacoste Hamilton presented the Foundation, its film and its new internet site to journalists, the representatives of the associations supported by the Foundation, and the young apprentices of Auteuil in the presence of the Lacoste management.
During the afternoon, Beryl Lacoste Hamilton hosted around 60 young apprentices of Auteuil and young girls from the L Dans la Ville association for a visit of the Roland Garros Lab and told them the story of the ‘Musketeers’, the legendary tennis team that included her grandfather, René Lacoste.