Play In Challenger is celebrating this year its 5th anniversary. Since 2018, year of its first edition, Management Committee always had the ambition to make this tournament evolve, following the target to increase its visibility, its shining and its prestige, to make this tournament a major event oriented towars our territories, whether they come from sport, politics, economics or associative fields.
Initially created with a 50 000 $ prize money, the most significant professionnal mens’ tennis tournament in the North of Paris now offers a « prize money » of 130 000 $. With 100 ATP points for the winner, and a more favorable date in the calendar, it is now in a position to attract famous world tennis players, with the possibility to attend very exciting tennis matches on the courts of Tennis Club Lillois Lille Métropole !
This evolution would have not been able without the support and the confidence of our partners, we would like to thank first and foremost our institutional partners :
- Ville de Lille, her mayor Madam Martine Aubry and her Deputy dedicated to Sports Madam Johanne Gomis,
- Métropole Européenne de Lille, its President Mr. Damien Castelain and his Deputy in charge of Sports Mr. Eric Skyronka,
- Nord Department, its President Mr. Christian Poiret and his Deputy to Sports Mr. François-Xavier Cadart,
- Région Hauts de France, its President Mr. Xavier Bertrand and his Deputy in charge of Sports Madam Florence Bariseau.
We also warmly thank all of our more and more numerous private partners, which support us in this wonderful adventure.
Thank you to ATP, to French tennis Federation and Ligue de tennis des Hauts de France without which nothing would have been possible.
At last, we would adress our gratitude to all volunteers and emplyees of the Club, who, once again, will be fully committed to host in the best conditions as possible players, spectators and our partner, and to make this week a fantastic moment for tennis.
Le’st now Play In, and enjoy !
President of Tennis Club Lillois Lille Métropole
President of Management Committe of Play In Challenger