A highly committed stakeholder operating in the heart of the regions with strongly established local roots, ENGIE is a leading sponsor of women’s tennis throughout France. By creating open tournaments and regional competitions, the Group is seeking to provide talented young women players with a quality circuit while helping stimulate regional social and economic life.
The Group has created the ENGIE OPEN label to help develop a more dynamic women’s tennis circuit in France. In just over ten years, the circuit has revived women’s tennis in France, offering a platform for the best new French talent to play the best foreign players in their category and to display their prowess in front of their home fans.
Out of around thirty ITF (International Tennis Federation) tournaments in France, ENGIE sponsors 14, twelve of which bear the name ENGIE OPEN. The quality of the ENGIE OPEN circuit is well established and the prize-money on offer, which ranges from $15,000 to $80,000, guarantees a high-level line-up of players throughout the circuit.
In parallel to the ENGIE OPEN circuit, the Group also sponsors one WTA tournament each year, such as the Strasbourg Open, an initiative that further cements the Group’s commitment to tennis.