Roland-Garros adds beach volleyball, basketball

On September 28, volleyball players were given access to the Philippe-Chatrier court for a stage of the Beach Pro Tour Elite 16. Photos by Conny Kurth are available at Kurth 2022

DECRYPTION: The Roland-Garros central court has undergone a comprehensive makeover in preparation for the start of the Paris Beach Pro Tour this coming Thursday.

The leaves are beginning to turn, and as other tennis tournaments begin to wind down for the season, Roland Garros continues to keep one eye wide open. And observes furious volleyball players gathered around a net that is higher up, practicing before a stage of the Beach Pro Tour Elite 16 (from this Thursday to Sunday). The temple of clay that wants to “move the lines with style” has, in recent years, seen a succession of Lacoste fashion shows, the spring-summer 2020 collection (after that of Etam in August 2019), the Music Festival in June 2021, a boxing gala around Tony Yoka, a gala dinner on the Center Court, a charity auction last July (300,000 euros collected for the benefit of Terre impact, the FFT’s endowment fund, and the association (25,000 spectators over six days).

A strategy that was made possible as a result of the development and modernization of the site, with the roof made up of retractable wings being erected on the Philippe-Chatrier court in 2019 (the one…

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