Let’s come back!

Each year, as Play In Challenger is coming, a wave of excitation and impatience is surrounding Lille area, and tennis fans are dreaming about dramatic matches and unbelievable atmosphere in Marcel Bernard stadium, the heart of Tennis Club Lillois Lille Métropole, manager of the most important men’s tennis professional tournament in the North of France.

With a change in the calendar and a more favorable positionning regarding ATP Tour, Play In Challenger is once again gaining momentum. For the first time of its history, it will be fully live broadcasted on beIN SPORTS and L’Equipe Live, showing the increasing awareness of this event, which, according to us, remains the best support to ensure the promotion of tennis and to make it more attractive for people, fans, and partners who contribute to its financing.

This is why I would like to thank you first all our partners for their confidence and loyalty, and to start with our institutional partners:

  • Ville de Lille, its mayor Madam Martine Aubry and her Sports Vice-President Madam Johanne Gomis,
  • Métropole Européenne de Lille, its President Mr. Damien Castelain and his Sports Vice-President Mr. Eric Skyronka,
  • Nord Department, its President Mr. Christian Poiret and his Sports adviser Mr. François-Xavier Cadart,
  • Région Hauts de France, his President Mr. Xavier Bertrand and his Sports Vice-President Mr. Antoine Sillani.

All my thanks also to our private partners which are supporting us in this wonderful adventure, from sport but also human point of view.

Thanks to ATP, to the French Tennis Federation and Ligue des Hauts de France de Tennis, without which nothing would have been possible.

A big thanks at last to volunteers and employees of the Club, who will dedicate their time, their competencies, and their energy to the tournament, and will enable you and all together to experience an exceptional week.

Play In Challenge is starting again!

Antoine Sueur

President of Tennis Club Lillois Lille Métropole

President of Management Committee of Play In Challenger

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