ENGIE OPEN: unearthing new talent
The Group has created the ENGIE OPEN label to help develop a more dynamic women’s tennis circuit in France. Since the 2000s, 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 showcase their prowess in front of their home fans.
Tournaments at the heart of the community
Out of around thirty ITF (International Tennis Federation) tournaments in France, ENGIE sponsors fifteen or so, eight of which bear the name ENGIE OPEN. The quality of the ENGIE OPEN circuit is well established and the prize money on offer in these tournaments – which ranges from $15,000 to $80,000 – guarantees a high-level line-up of players throughout the circuit. In addition to the ENGIE OPEN circuit, the Group supports the Annecy para tennis OPEN, as well as the Strasbourg Internationals (US$230,000) – one of the leading French eco-responsible events – held every year during the week before Roland-Garros.
This support reinforces the Group's local commitment to tennis.