Roland Garros tennis clubs to be established in Egypt



Sun, 04 Aug 2019 - 10:08 GMT


Sun, 04 Aug 2019 - 10:08 GMT

Egyptian Ministers and several official figures during the singing ceremony

Egyptian Ministers and several official figures during the singing ceremony

East Med Egypt, the franchise owner of the Roland-Garros Clubs and tennis Academies in Egypt, the Middle East and North Africa, is delighted to sign the first tennis club for Roland-Garros clubs in Egypt.

East Med Egypt is an Egyptian joint stock company with a French-Egyptian partnership. Its board is headed by Bernard Besset, a French businessman expert in the field of sports and real estate investment in France and chairman of a French company Foncier. Its board of directors includes a group of Egyptian and French businessmen, including Ismail El Shafei, Chairman of the Egyptian Tennis Federation.

After more than a year of negotiations, the company signed the exclusive partnership agreement for the Roland-Garros clubs in Egypt, the Middle East and North Africa in December 2018 in the presence of Bernard Giudicelli president of the French Tennis Federation and captain Ismaeil El Shafei president of the Egyptian Tennis Federation.

The company seeks to establish and establish sporting entities bearing the name of Roland-Garros throughout Egypt, especially in the urban development projects established by the State, adding to the Egyptian sports facilities as well as supporting sports and athletes on the entire Egyptian map besides creating job opportunities and supporting Egyptian tourism.

The company operates based on a specific strategy to introduce tennis game to Egyptian youth through its academies and clubs and the formation of an Egyptian generation capable of competing in the World Tennis Championships. The company will host international tournaments in the ITF Championships as well as amateur local championships in Egypt and competitions for young players to develop the game.

On this basis, the company signed its first contract in Egypt through a partnership with Arabia Holding to establish the first club and academy of Roland-Garros in Egypt near the pyramids area, which has the oldest trace in history.

The company's first project at Sun Capital in the Pyramids area is 42 acres, consisting of a main stadium with capacity of 7000 spectators, 24 training courses, sports complex, health club, medical center, hotel and media center. This is in addition to a sports school with international standards for specialized education in Egypt. The size of the project investments is estimated by more than 2 billion Egyptian pounds.

The company affirms its continuous efforts as a national company to contribute to bringing foreign investments to Egypt and to serve the objectives and policies of the Egyptian state in economic reform to serve the implementation of the 2030 vision for sustainable development.

The company thanks the state and the Egyptian government for their tremendous support to encourage investment and create a climate for attracting foreign capitaland specially Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli, Dr. Ashraf Subhi, Minister of Youth and Sports, Minister of Housing Assem Jazar and French Ambassador Stephane Roumtier.

East Med Egypt itself is a translation of the development in the Egyptian economy which has changed after the wise and constructive policies taken by Egypt under the leadership of President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi to develop the economic system and achieve economic development. This is a clear indication of the high rates of economic growth and the indicators and estimates of international economic institutions.

East Med Egypt is very grateful to the Egyptian media, which covered the signing ceremony witnessed by the Prime Minister and Minister of Housing, Youth and Sports in the presence of the French Ambassador in Cairo, representatives of Roland-Garros International, the French investment group and the board members of East Med.

Roland-Garros is the most important sport in the world of tennis. The first edition of the tournament was launched 128 years ago and is one of the major Grand Slam tournaments in the history of tennis in the tournament, which has become a well-established tradition in the world of tennis,

The Roland-Garros tournament was held for the first time in 1891, and after 7 years it was decided to include the women's in the tournaments.t it was limited only for the French players until the local federation in 1925 decided to involve the best foreign players and change the stadium to Roland-Garros in 1928.

The tournament prize reaches 36 million Euros. It is named after the French pilot Roland Garros, who took part in World War II and is the first pilot to cross the Mediterranean.
The most famous players Roland-Garros is Rafael Nadal, winning the cup 12 times.



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