07/13/2017

A ROUND OF TENNIS BETWEEN APPRENTIS D'AUTEUIL AND NATHALIE DECHY

The Fondation Lacoste has been funding tennis lessons for youngsters in Apprentis d’Auteuil centres since 2008. To end a year of tennis, an inter-site tournament was held on May 23rd bringing together two hundreds 7-20 year olds from 20 Apprentis d’Auteuil centres.

Like every year, the fantastic Haras de Jardy site set the scene for children and teenagers competing in the sunshine. They were joined by Nathalie Dechy, Foundation member, tennis champion and FFT executive in charge of organising Roland Garros 2017. Despite being in the middle of planning Roland Garros, Nathalie was delighted to grab her racquet and challenge the youngsters on the courts. They may have been a little intimidated to begin with but they soon got into it.

The tennis games ended with a signing and selfie session !

The icing on the cake : 12 of the young Apprentis d’Auteuil were invited to Roland Garros by the Fondation Lacoste on May 31th. A chance for them to attend matches … and to pose with the Fondation Lacoste’s President and Nelson Monfort !

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08/27/2018

EXCHANGE OF BALLS BETWEEN YOUNG PEOPLE AND PROFESSIONALS ON THE EVE OF US OPEN

Sunday, August 27, as every year, the Lacoste Foundation – represented by President Béryl Lacoste Hamilton – hosted the youth of the City Parks Foundation for a tennis afternoon with players from the Team Lacoste. Among them, Christina McHale, Kristie Ahn, Benoit Paire, Jeremy Chardy, Nicolas Mahut and Julien Benneteau.

In the presence of Joëlle Grunberg, CEO & President North & Central America, many young people of all levels were able to try or improve their tennis skills with these professional players during a sunny afternoon in Central Park, New York ( United States).   A relaxed and friendly “training” for both players and youth.

A relaxed and friendly “training” for both players and youth.

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