The French University Sport Federation is an association governed by the law of 1901, placed under the supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and in agreement with the Ministry of Sports, the Youth and Associative Life.

Its missions are :

  • To organize and to promote the sport of competition for all students of the local level at the international level
  • To deliver the National and Regional titles in University sport
  • To select and to manage the French university teams during the international competitions (World Student Games, World championships, international matches)
  • To form leaders, managers, judges and referees

The FFSU has 100 306 members, stemming from 720 affiliated sports associations (source 2011)

FFSU is managed by a National Direction, 28 regional Committees (1 by academy) and governed by 1 Executive committee of 24 members (12 student and 12 non students)


The French Tennis Federation is an association governed by the law of 1901, in responsibility by ministerial delegation :

  • To promote, to organize and to develop the tennis in France: tennis in clubs, education, raining, individual and team competition, French championships
  • To gather the affiliated clubs, to encourage and to support their efforts, to coordinate their activities.

She also insures the representation of France by the commitment of the French teams in international matches (Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympics) and the organization of big tournaments as French Championships of Roland-Garros and BNP Paribas Masters which held in the Paris-Bercy sports center.

The FFT gathers more 1 100 000 members, stemming of 8 217 affiliated clubs (source 2011)


About BNP Paribas and tennis
BNP Paribas is today the world’s leading tennis partner, through a unique and historic commitment that began in 1973 and applies to all levels of tennis practice throughout the world: single tennis, wheelchair tennis, team, family; from learning to major professional tournaments.

Tennis professional 
Official sponsor of Roland-Garros, Title Sponsor of the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, Sponsor of 3 ATP Masters 1000 (BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells, Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome) Open 13 Provence (Marseille), Open Parc Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Lyon, Moselle Open, BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open, Fever-tree Championship (Queens London) European Open (Antwerp)

Tennis amateur

Sponsor of the BNP Paribas Family Trophy, more than 1,000 amateur tournaments supported worldwide, alongside more than 20 national tennis federations and dozens of charitable associations such as 'Fête le mur', the association chaired by Yannick Noah and driving social and original projects in connection with tennis;

Tennis Jeunes Générations

Team BNP Paribas Jeunes Talents’ sponsored with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and in association with the FFT; ‘Team BNP Paribas Mac 1’ with John and Patrick Mc Enroe in the United States; ‘Team BNP Paribas Kids Fête le mur’ with association ‘Fête le Mur’ by Yannick Noah

Tennis Junior and University Tennis

Davis Junior Cup by BNP Paribas and Fed Cup Junior by BNP Paribas,
Master'U BNP Paribas

in Tennis chair

BNP Paribas Open de France de tennis fauteuil, BNP Paribas World Team Cup;

e-sport Tennis
BNP Paribas is a partner of the 'Roland-Garros eSeries by BNP Paribas', an e-sport tournament on the 'Tennis World Tour' video game worldwide.


“Aces Du Cœur” is BNP Paribas' solidarity program for hospitalized children. Launched in 2015, the ambition is to improve the conditions of care and life in paediatric hospitals and to invite children to the tournaments sponsored by BNP Paribas.
Building on all these partnerships, BNP Paribas is working to promote tennis at the international level through its “We Are Tennis by BNP Paribas” programme.
Since 2011, the web platform and its social networks have brought together a community of tennis fans and enthusiasts from all continents around the news of the ATP, WTA and ITF circuits. Since 2015, BNP Paribas has allowed fans to experience their passion for tennis like never before thanks to the ‘We Are Tennis Fan Academy’.



Founded in Lyon (France) in 1875, Babolat is the inventor of the rope for rackets and the oldest of the companies specialized in sports of racket.

Easily recognizable with its " Double Line " (white, black or yellow on frames and black or white on ropes), Babolat builds its reputation by offering high-quality products and by equipping champions' generations which win the most prestigious competitions.

Today, Babolat is present in more than 100 countries, in 20 000 sports stores and 20 000 partner clubs.

Babolat proposes the complete range of products to equip players of tennis and badminton with an offer adapted to all the types of games.