PLAY IN CHALLENGER 2020 : WHAT YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT THIS THIRD EDITION

From 23rd to 29th March 2020, the third edition of Play In Challenger will he held. Schedule: upgrade of category, novelties, night session, 100th anniversary of Tennis Club Lillois Lille Métropole, surprises…So, an edition you can not miss, and which will delight the numerous tennis fans. Fantastic show to be expected!

2020 will be highlighted by the 100 years of Tennis Club Lillois Lille Métropole. The club had to strike a blow (and even several) to celebrate this great event. It is now done with the evolution of Play In Challenger from ATP Challenger 80 to ATP Challenger 90. In practice, 90 ATP points will be granted to the winner, and points distributed at each round will be more important than those distributed last year. Another consequence, and not the least for players, the 50% increase of prize money, global dotation now reaching 81 240 $ + H. With an evolution of category after only three years of existence, Play In Challenger keeps emerging as a reference tournament on international circuit, and confirms its status as most significant men’s tennis tournament in the North of Paris. With a stronger attractivity, quality and level of players should also be more interesting…

Another significant news : in the frame of 100th anniversary celebrations of Tennis Club Lillois Lille Métropole, the traditional and well-known « night session », scheduled on Thursday 26 March, will also be regarded as the night of the « century». From 7.00 PM, the 2 blockbuster matches of the day will be played, with also to perform the show: speaker, DJ, lighting effects … and between the 2 matches, the exceptional venue on the court of Thierry Omeyer ! Two times Olympic champion, 5 times World champion, the legendary keeper of French handball team will honor us of his presence, to answer a few questions, and celebrate together the 100 years of the club! A lot of gifts will also be distributed during this evening…which will be free! Save the date now to enjoy and experience great moments!

We will also find out ingredients which contributed to the success of Play In Challenger last year, with players’ presentation at Westfield Euralille and afterworks. On Monday 23rd March at the end of the afternoon, some players of the tournament will be in the main hall of Westfield Euralille mall, to launch and promote the tournament, and also to answer your questions. Entrance is obviously free and we rely on your massive presence to be closed to the players, and take profit from making numerous photos and selfies…

Scheduled on Wednesday 25th and Friday 27th March, from 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm, afterworks will enable you to relax and spend some good moments, with friends or family, inside the VIP space, around a glass of champaign and canapes. Price: 15€ (8€ under 12).

At last, a special animation will be held on the Sunday between the two finals…but we will keep you informed soon about its content!