A highly committed stakeholder operating in the heart of the regions with strongly established local roots, ENGIE has been a leading sponsor of women’s tennis throughout France for almost 30 years. 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 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 12, 11 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 supports the Strasbourg Internationals, a famous tournament that takes place every year the week before the French Open.
This support reinforces the Group's local commitment to tennis.