The French University Sport Federation is an association governed by the law of 1901, placed under the supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and in agreement with the Ministry of Sports, the Youth and Associative Life.

Its missions are :

  • To organize and to promote the sport of competition for all students of the local level at the international level
  • To deliver the National and Regional titles in University sport
  • To select and to manage the French university teams during the international competitions (World Student Games, World championships, international matches)
  • To form leaders, managers, judges and referees

The FFSU has 100 306 members, stemming from 720 affiliated sports associations (source 2011)

FFSU is managed by a National Direction, 28 regional Committees (1 by academy) and governed by 1 Executive committee of 24 members (12 student and 12 non students)


The French Tennis Federation is an association governed by the law of 1901, in responsibility by ministerial delegation :

  • To promote, to organize and to develop the tennis in France: tennis in clubs, education, raining, individual and team competition, French championships
  • To gather the affiliated clubs, to encourage and to support their efforts, to coordinate their activities.

She also insures the representation of France by the commitment of the French teams in international matches (Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympics) and the organization of big tournaments as French Championships of Roland-Garros and BNP Paribas Masters which held in the Paris-Bercy sports center.

The FFT gathers more 1 100 000 members, stemming of 8 217 affiliated clubs (source 2011)


Historic partner of tennis since 1973, Paribas BNP gets involved actively in all the dimensions of this sport, both in local plan and at international level, in a professional, family, educational and social context.

Considering of its faithful relation with the French University Sport Federation of the University Sport, BNP Paribas chose to support the Master'U BNP Paribas from its creation in 2006.

The group so contributes to promote the university tennis to its highest level: " To accompany the Master'U BNP Paribas is for us a double stake: at the same time convey the image of our financial institution with the students and encourage this double excellence gathering sports commitment and university success. The Master U BNP Paribas illustrate perfectly this approach" underlines Alain Terno, Responsible of Sports Partnerships for BNP Paribas in France.

BNP Paribas has totally integrated the tennis into its leading strategy and built a big part of its world fame by leaning on its visibility in this sport.

Since 40 years, BNP Paribas group is beside major events such as Roland Garros, the Davis Cup and the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, five ATP Master's 1000 (Indian Wells, Monte Carlo, Rome, Shanghai and Paris), the international disabled circuit, of numerous junior competitions and amateur so bringing its support for the promotion of the tennis under all its forms worldwide.

The values and the public-spirited commitments of the group find an echo in the sports sponsoring which it develops through numerous projects as the association " Fête le Mur " created by Yannick Noah or the Telethon of tennis.

The new signature sponsoring of the group, "We are tennis", underlines this promotion of "tennis for all and under all its forms".



Founded in Lyon (France) in 1875, Babolat is the inventor of the rope for rackets and the oldest of the companies specialized in sports of racket.

Easily recognizable with its " Double Line " (white, black or yellow on frames and black or white on ropes), Babolat builds its reputation by offering high-quality products and by equipping champions' generations which win the most prestigious competitions.

Today, Babolat is present in more than 100 countries, in 20 000 sports stores and 20 000 partner clubs.

Babolat proposes the complete range of products to equip players of tennis and badminton with an offer adapted to all the types of games.