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Sport & Attitude

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Open des Jeunes STADE FRANÇAIS

BNP PARIBAS Cup Cat1 - Tennis Europe Junior Tour

STADE FRANÇAIS National Grounds of Saint Cloud “La Faisanderie” Final draw from the 9th to the 15th of July 2012

The 23rd edition Tuesday June 5th, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Museum of the FFT Roland-Garros Stadium

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 SPORTS STADE FRANCAIS The Stade Français today is made up of 12,000 members, 21 sporting divisions, and 18 training programs. In addition to Géo André, it includes La Faisanderie, comprising of 36 tennis courts, including 19 clay courts, 4 training walls, mini tennis courts, an outdoor heated swimming pool, football and rugby fields, a multi-sports stadium, a weightlifting room, gymnastics and cardiotraining rooms, a playground, several ping pong tables, a bridge lounge, changing rooms with saunas and relaxation rooms, a club house including a restaurant, a self-service, a bar, a reception, and conference rooms…

HISTORIC GROUNDS Since 1898, the Stade Français resides in the heart of the National Domain of Saint Cloud. This prestigious site called “La Faisanderie” entered into the annals of tennis history by welcoming the World Championships on Clay Court in 1912, 1913, 1914, 1920, 1923 then the International Championships of France in 1925 and 1927 up to their transfer to the Roland-Garros stadium. On the other hand, the STADE, the founding club for athletics, is housed in Roland–Garros since 1943 behind the main court.

Every year since 1990, the Stade Français organizes the Youth Tennis Open (l’Open des Jeunes) in its magnificent setting.

AN INTERNATIONAL SPRINGBOARD The Tournament continues to be a leading sporting event not to be missed for young tennis players coming from all over the world. Those who have participated in this challenge have become champions of Europe, world junior champions, winners of the Grand Slams, Olympic Medalists: Justine HENIN, Caroline WOZNIAKI, Victoria AZARENKA, Dominika CIBULKOVA, Flavia PENETTA, Agnieska RADWANSKA, Shaar PEER, Alissa KLEYBANOVA, Sania MIRZA, Tatiana GOLOVIN... Andy MURRAY, Jo Wilfried TSONGA, Marcos BAGHDATIS, Juan Martin DEL POTRO, Fernando GONZALES, Arnaud DI PASQUALE, Richard GASQUET, Guillermo CORIA, Gilles SIMON, Gaël MONFILS, Julien BENNETEAU, Paul Henri MATHIEU… Gianni MINA (2009 Junior World Vice Champion) et Kristina MLADENOVIC (2009 Junior World Champion), Laura ROBSON : Winner of Junior Wimbledon at 14 years old…

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The 2011 Edition The best edition to date! Ranked 1st of all outdoor Tournaments in the Europe Junior Tennis Tour: 65 countries are represented and nearly 5000 participants are present! The 2011 winners: Girls: Anastasiya RYCHAGOVA (RUS) - Boys: Andrey RUBLEV (RUS)

The WINNERS of the last 10 editions Girls

Singles

Anastasiya Rychagova (RUS) Victorya Lushkova (UKR) Victorya Tomova (BUL) Petra Uberalova (SVK) Amandine Hesse (FRA) Albina Khabibulina (UZB) Albina Khabibulina (UZB) Renée Reinhard (NDL) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) Nicola Frankova (CZE)

2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Girls

Singles

Fatima Bizhkova & Anastasiya Rychagova (RUS) Yihong Li & Qiuyu Ye (CHN) Haas (AUT) Krejcikova (CZE) Kremen & Sasnovitch (BLR) Allertova & Zadovska (CZE) Bai & Wen (CHN) Khabibulina (UZB) Zhou (CHN) Bogush & Milevskaya (BLR) Kochanova & Vajdova (SVK) Azaranka & Rudnovskaia (BLR)

2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Boys Andrey Rublev (RUS) Gianlugi Quinzi (ITA) Enzo Py (FRA) Karim Hossam (EGY) Cedric Commin (FRA) Gianni Mina (FRA) Adrien Puget (FRA) Nassim Slilam (FRA) Mickhail Karpol (HRV) Dejan Katic (YUG) Boys Andrey Rublev & Roman Safiullin (RUS) Christian Garin & Bastian Malla (CHI) Osterling & Panta (PER) Santos (PER) Yin Kin (PAR) Agamenone (ARG) Fernandes (BRE) Miccini & Gaio (ITA) Kukhalashvili (GEO) Thomsen (DNK) Ignatic (BLR) Zyniakov (RUS) Rosenberg & D. Young (USA) J.M.Del Potro (ARG) Durango (ECU)

Mixed Doubles 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2003 2002

Ye (CHN) & Karimov (UZB) Chinsakchai (THA) & Shin (KOR) Victorya Lushkova (UKR) & Mashim Yersh (BLR) Nadya Syarifah (INA) & Kelvin Siu Fai Lam (HKG) Tamara Kurovic (SER) & Ivan Conejero (CHI) Aleksandrina Naydenova (BUL) & Sebastian Ionescu (ROM) Viktoriya Kamenmskaya (RUS) & Mikhaël Biryukov (RUS) Petra Mokra (CZE) & Petr Michrev (CZE) Alissa Kleybanova (RUS) & Alexandre Sidorenko (FRA)

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The 2012 Edition The ITF, the YSA and the Tournament: For several years now, the Junior Development department of the ITF has organized the summer series of 5 tournaments in Europe, with the help of the Young Stars Association, putting together the following tournaments: Stade Français (FRA), Windmill Cup (HOL), Les Hauts de Seine (FRA), Cologne (GER) and Hasselt (BEL). The ITF group welcomes the best players of each continent… COSAT: South America - CAT: Africa ATF: Asia - Tennis Europe: Europe

The 2012 Patroness Justine Henin Our friend Justine won the Tennis Youth Open in 1996. The following year, at fifteen years old, she won the Junior Roland Garros! Justine boasts an astounding list of accomplishments of 43 titles in singles of which 7 are Grand Slam victories, 1 is an Olympic Medal, and of which 2 are Masters all thanks to the versatility of her game and a backhand which the honorable John McEnroe pointed out to be the “the best in the world”, both men and women included! Clay courts were to become her specialty… Justine faced her first official competition at the age of 6 and a half.

Parrain 2012

Pierre Fusade Professor of Physical Education and National Technical Consultant at the French Handisport Federation… Champion of France first series in 1983, 1984, 1986 / Champion of France by Team in 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 2005 / World Champion by Teals in Assen (Hol) in 1990 / Winner of the World Cup in Teals in 1992 and 1993 / Winner of the World Games of Stoke Mandeville in 1987, 1989 / Ex-French number one in 1982 through 1984 and number four in Europe / Best world ranking: number 10 & 15 selected for the French National Team.

TOURNAMENT TROPHIES Medal of the Republic Presidency / Singles Boys “Marcel BERNARD” Singles Girls: Simone Mathieu Cup – Club member of the Stade Français, best French player of all time after Suzanne Lenglen / Boy’s Doubles & Girl’s Doubles / Mixed Doubles / International Fair-Play Trophy “Young Stars”.

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Challenges and ordeals are part of the FFT program and the Paris Tennis League. It consists of 4 major stages that take place over the course of 6 months, with in common, the concept of Fair-play. An agreement has been made between the FFT and the Stade Français to develop the number of clubs associated to the tournament.

 Regional Stage The BABOLAT pre-qualifyers with the Balls The winner and the club representative are invited to participate to the qualifiers at the Stade Français. Stade Clermontois TC Comité départemental Haute Garonne USO Mondeville Reims Europe Club Montélimar TC US Tennis Vendôme E.T Niort AS Sarreguemines Tennis Tennis Club de Suzini TC Limours Vannes TC TC Pornichet Nostra Tennis Club Domont TC TC Fouras TC des Vignes TC Miomo T.C Côte des Blancs TC Hettange Grande TC Nîmes TC Cap d'Agde Toulouse AC Tennis ASS Narbonnaise Tennis TCF Giordan-Comes US Dax Tennis A.M.S.L Fréjus Tennis TC Le Palais TC Brest TC Spora TC Vienne TC Haveluy E.S Viry-Châtillon

March 03 – April 07 February 13 – 17 February 15 – 24 February 18 – March 02 February 18 – 25 February 18 – March 01 February 25 – March 02 February 29 – March 17 March 03 – March 17 March 07 – April 09 April 13 – 23 April 14 – 21 April 14 – May 06 April 18 – 29 April 20 –28 April 20 – 28 April 21 – May 05 April 22 –27 April 10 – 21 April 28 – May 13 April 26 – May 06 April 07 – 22 April 07 – 21 May 07 – 21 May 09 – June 06 May 09 – June 23 May 18 – June 09 May 02 – 12 May 26 – June 03 May 26 – June 09 May 29 – June 16 May 30 – June 07

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Sport & Attitude  Ile-de-France Stage

2012 with the Balls

The BABOLAT qualifiers: Organized by the Stade Français with the support of the Paris Tennis league and Paris City Halls. About 1500 youth will participate starting on June 13 in 4 centers: > Paris East (Center of la Faluère) > Paris West 1 (Sports Center Géo André & Center H. de Montherlant) > Paris West 2 (National domain of Saint Cloud – “La Faisanderie”)

 National Stage with the Balls Organized at the “Faisanderie”, all those qualified at the BABOLAT pre-qualifiers will meet starting on June 27 and the 4 finalists (2 girls, 2 boys) will by qualified for the international stage.

 International Stage with the Balls Organized at the “Faisanderie”, it will unite all those qualified for the international stage and the best players in the entire world in the 13 /14 years old category. Qualifiers from July 6 to 8 Final draw from July 9 to 15

EXPECTED COUNTRIES

Over 65 countries will be represented at the Stade Français in 2012! BEHIND THE SCENES UMPIRING Alongside Jean Jacques SABATIER (ITF white Badge) a team of supervisors known as umpires selected by the Paris Tennis League will officiate at all the international finals. MEDICAL SERVICE An on-site physician and a team of physiotherapists offer their medical assistance. ACCOMODATIONS As the tournament’s official hotel, the Campanile Hotel in Chaville is to provide most accommodations whilst the Centre Sportif du CFA (Porte de Saint Cloud) will also be hosting several athletes.

MEALS Lunch and dinner for the participants and coaches are available at the Club’s Self-Service restaurant. On the other hand, lunch for the guests is served in the Tournament Village. All these meals are catered for by Sodexho. TRANSPORT A Shuttle Service (consisting of a few minibuses) gives rides between the hotel and the Club of the Faisanderie during specified hours in the mornings and the evenings. A big thank you to the National Domain of St Cloud for generously opening its doors to us. THE TOURNAMENT VILLAGE Installed for an entire 16 days. A large part of it will be dedicated to the staff and its guests.

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 ATTITUDE The 3 pillars: Education, Citizenship, Culture, for Reflection / Action / Interactivity…

SPORTS, after all, is about having a good ATTITUDE!

“Happiness is a journey… not a destination. Regrets don’t exist when one does everything daily to find one’s path in life. With perseverance, strength, courage, respect… and love of course. Life is an audacious opening or it is nothing at all.” Justine HENIN July 9th, 2007

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 A bit of history: Over the past eleven years, we have worked towards endowing the tournament with an ethical dimension that is to be understood in the catch-phrase of “Sport & Attitude”. The aim of this effort is to associate athletic ambition with an educational and cultural perspective for the physical and moral development of the young talented athletes... Tomorrow’s champions are also citizens of the World.

 In 2001 the Department of Hauts-de-Seine helped develop and inaugurate the first “Citizen Action”. In the Tournament Village, the stand “Presence 92” invited the young champions and the public to discover numerous activities linked to civics, the environment, and fair-play.

 Later, the course “Let’s talk straight! Smash your knowledge” increased youth awareness for the major questions of the present day. This really marked the beginning of the SPORT & ATTITUDE concept. The following year, the Stade Français and UNESCO united sports, education, and culture so that sports would come hand-in-hand with knowledge, respect, dignity, and solidarity. Only with the presence of UNESCO could we justify such a noble ambition.

 Since 7 years, the Attitude Stand, anchored in the heart of the Tournament Village, serves to expose how much the tournament values ethics and sportsmanship, but also encourage discovery and dialogue between the athletes with cultures native to over 50 countries. All in all, the concept of SPORT & ATTITUDE essentially governs the tournament’s morality and challenges the athletes to question and form their civic values at a critical age in their prospective careers.

EDUCATION  The Messenger Tree: Messages from around the world… Bring your own and leave behind your footprint!

 True or False Activity: The themes of everyday life, questions on counterfeiting with LACOSTE, health with the PASTEUR INSTITUTE, water, doping with UNESCO, mental and physical disabilities with the school TOULOUSE LAUTREC and the PERCE-NEIGE Association, and also ecology… Test your knowledge with the course “Agree or disagree”… Best of luck!

 Permanent exhibition: Exhibitions will be put in place throughout the day in the village. The themes: water with Eau de Paris, history with the aviator Roland Garros, sports & the Stade Français since the beginning of its existence and a presentation from WTA – ATP.

 Speeches / Organized debates:

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- For several years now, the Tournament has taken decisive action against doping: UNESCO and the Anti-doping World Agency (AMA) bring together coaches and players to converse on the risks of doping. - Champions from diverse backgrounds come together: for example in the fields of rugby and math, football and biology… - A chance for the champions to share with Justine Henin, our patron.

 Pasteur Institute Workshop: a scientific workshop that resembles a real laboratory to satiate a taste for science among the young audience! Animated by the scientists of the Pasteur Institute, this workshop will allow the young apprentices to visualize, with a simple experiment, a DNA molecule, the genetic source of all living things!

CITIZENSHIP  A school for perfecting strokes on and off the court! The Tournament is committed to donate 1€ for each participant of the final draw in the Ile-de-France stage. In addition, each participant will be able to donate directly to the Pasteur Institute themselves.

 “The infernal obstacle course” in partnership with the Lycée Toulouse Lautrec, an obstacle course where everybody can experience the daily difficulties encountered by those in wheelchairs.

 Focus on environmental responsibility Our goal: to raise awareness about eco-responsibility among both the participants and the audience and staff through several measures: - The tournament banners will be recycled by the CEDDRE (Charte Ecocitoyenne pour le Développement Durable et Recyclage des Enduits PVC).

- The tennis balls used during the tournament will be distributed to the trainers for their tennis training schools at the Stade Français then recycled within the framework of the “Balles jaunes” environmentally responsible way of disposal according to the French Tennis Federation.

- With ORIKA, an enterprise specialized in recycled cardboard furniture, we are putting into place tables and chairs that are 100% recyclable in the heart of our village.

- Preventing water waste throughout the youth: o “Operation Clean Hands” with the Pasteur Institute and Dettol (alcohol-based hand sanitizer) o No more plastic bottles: to reduce the consumption of plastic bottles, we encourage all the players to bring their own durable flasks and bottles and also provide some thanks to Eau de Paris. On the site, a water fountain will available for refills.

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- The courts sprayed during the evenings: seeing as how the tournament takes place on clay courts, we emphasize that all of them be sprayed at night-fall to reduce the amount of evaporation and increase the efficiency of every liter...

 DAILY FAIR-PLAY TROPHY: will be awarded to one player daily by no one other than Jacques Dorfmann starting June 30 until the 14th of July.

 INTERNATIONAL FAIR PLAY PRIZE: will be awarded to the most deserving team at the issue of this 23rd edition.

 Handisport Tennis: This year, like every year, the Stade Français welcomes the respectful Pierre Fusade for the day dedicated to Handisport (Wheelchair) tennis. Several wheelchair players will prepare activities and demonstrations.

 The Perce-Neige Association: founded by Lino Ventura, ex-member of the Stade Francais. Young representatives of the Perce-Neige House of Sevres will come to the tournament to spend the day. On the program: afternoon of sports initiatives with a basketball game, some mini-tennis and a golf game. But also: a demonstration of aikido by the young representatives of the association and an award ceremony. In the evening: “official opening” of the village in presence of Christophe Lasserre-Ventura.

 “We don’t leave anyone out”: The tournament will receive everyday, more than a dozen of kids from unfavorable backgrounds. By midday: Tennis, Basketball, Football, etc. They will also have the possibility to watch the future champions in action.

 “The Fête” le Mur Association: Already present since the 20th edition of the tournament at the Stade Français, the association celebrates with us this 23 rd edition. A group of young umpires “Fête le Mur” of the city of Pau will supervise the international stages with umpires from the Paris Tennis League.

CULTURE  Cultural Visits Residents of the suburbs and international players will be offered the possibility to visit the Versailles Castle, join us on the “Bateaux mouches”, and come to the FFT museum at the Roland Garros stadium, as well as tour the headquarters of UNESCO and more…

The Historic Discovery of the SF The discovery course installed in the heart of the Faisanderie will retrace the steps of international and French sports linked to the Stade Français.

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The PEP 92 and the recreational center Jacques Brel

We welcome for the 23rd edition of our tournament, youth from the recreational center Jacques Brel of Garches created by the PEP 92. In this recreational center, located in the EREA (établissement régional d'enseignant adapté) Jacques Brel de Garches hosts hospitalized children. Our objective is to link sports to art and music. Over the course of two days, kids will free their artistic imagination to explore the associations they make to tennis. Sharing the birth of humanity, of a universe… All will project their visions like a spontaneous dialogue: at the tip of a paintbrush each will respond to the other.

The Encounters The Tournament also entails meetings between people from entirely different worlds!  The Ambassadors Tournament: The 10th edition on Sunday, July 8th The perfect opportunity to bring together the diplomatic world and the young “ambassadors” of sports. The young hopefuls will form a team with their country’s ambassador and then have breakfast side-by-side over a “world congress” breakfast held at the Faisanderie. 

The Ambassadors of Health Tournament: Saturday July 14th The doubles Tournament reserved for young hopefuls of world tennis and the representatives of the foundation and their sponsors.

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Contacts Tournament Director Jacques LAURENT Tel: 01 40 71 33 68

Email: stade.francais.tennis@wanadoo.fr

Tournament Press Relations Lucie DOLMADJIAN Tel: 01 40 71 33 47

Email: presseopentennissf@stadefrancais.asso.fr

STADE FRANÇAIS Press Relations Martine BOERINGER Tel: 01 40 71 33 46

Email: martine.boeringer@stadefrancais.asso.fr

BNP PARIBAS Press Relations Elodie VERBEKE Tel: 01 57 43 74 57

Email: elodie.verbeke@bnpparibas.com

Practical Information Tournament Director: Jacques LAURENT Stade Français (at the Faisanderie): La Faisanderie- National Domain of Saint-Cloud Allée de Chamillard – 92430 Marnes la coquette GPS: Lat: 48.834668,

Lon: 2.192888

Telephone: 01 40 71 33 68 Fax: 01 40 71 85 75 Maps available on the website: www.worldclasstennistour.com Rubric “Infos Utiles – Accès” Stade Français: 2, rue du Commandant Guilbaud – 75016 PARIS Telephone: 01 40 71 33 33 Internet: www.stadefrancais.com Photo Credits: Alain JOLY

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