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BNP Paribas Young Talent Team: the first ten young French tennis players selected

  • 18.09.2018

On September 15, 2018, at the occasion of the Davis Cup semi-final in France, BNP Paribas announced the names of the top 10 young tennis players who will join the first selection of the BNP Paribas Young Talent Team. The opportunity for these 10 talented young tennis players in France to meet the program's sponsor, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who will accompany them throughout the year.

The first ten young players who will join the BNP Paribas Young Talent Team

The 10 young tennis players selected are the first class of the BNP Paribas Young Talent Team. On Saturday, September 15th  they had the opportunity to meet Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the program's mentor.


Girls: 

Elsa Jacquemont, 2003

Emma Jouy, 2005

Giulia Morlet, 2002

Diane Parry, 2002

Shanice Roignot, 2007

Boys:

Léo Cohen Bacrie, 2006

Arthur Cazaux, 2002

Antoine Ghibaudo, 2005

Luka Van Assche, 2004

Goeffrey Jasiak, 1992 (Wheelchair)

Preparing promising young players for the demands of top international competition

BNP Paribas, a loyal partner to French and world tennis since 1973, is keen to help develop the tennis of tomorrow. If they are to be able to compete with the best in the world one day, young tennis hopefuls in France face a major challenge – the cost of their training, which adds up to tens of thousands of euros. 

On May 28, 2018, on the occasion of Roland-Garros, BNP Paribas launched the BNP Paribas Young Talents Team, in partnership with the French Tennis Federation (FFT). The support programme is intended to give 20 promising young French tennis talent the best possible chance of reaching the highest levels of competition and becoming the champions of tomorrow. The BNP Paribas Young Talent Team, mentored by tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, is part of the BNP Paribas Group’s commitment policy towards today’s youth.

The young players in the programme will benefit in two ways:  

  • financial assistance to take part in their sport ;
  • human support to prepare them for the challenges of professional tennis (image management, English lessons, legal advice, planning ahead in case they eventually wish to switch careers, etc.).

BNP Paribas Young Talent Team in figures

20

YOUNG PLAYERS SELECTED – TWO OF THEM WHEELCHAIR TENNIS PLAYERS - 10 FOR THE 18/19 SEASON

10

girls

10

boys

€1M

dedicated to the programme DURING THE FIRST THREE YEARS

‘BNP Paribas Young Talent Team’: first ten young tennis players announced

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