In the frame of the Play In Challenger, a conference on Blind Tennis will be held on Tuesday 20th March, and presented by Joël Carton, President of the French Association of Blind Tennis. 


Blind Tennis is still a quite new discipline in France, which enables blind and visually impaired persons to play tennis.

Joël Carton, President of the French Association of Blind Tennis, will make a conference on this topic during the Play InChallenger, on Tuesday 20th March from 2.00 pm, in a dedicated room of the tournament. Present last month during Open Sud de France in Montpellier, where he made it possible for a young visually impaired woman, to play in the center court of an ATP 250 with Guillaume Rufin (for the first time in the world!), Joël honoured us of his presence during this first edition of Play In Challenger. A Blind Tennis demonstration will happen following his conference, and people will have the opportunity to participate!

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Play In Challenger, from 17 to 25 March in Tennis Club LilloisLille Métropole, rue du Mal Assis, Lille

Free entrance from Saturday 17 to Thursday 22 March (excluding Wednesday night 21 March)

Wednesday night 21 March (night session): 15 € (10 € for children under 12)

Friday 23 March: 5 € (2 € for children under 12)

Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March: 10 € (5 € for children under 12)

Weekly pass for people having FFT license (including night session): 20 €

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