Tsonga, Gasquet Join French Fundraising Efforts For Hospitals
Tennis experiences and memorabilia available in charity auction
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet are leading a list of French tennis stars in the fight against COVID-19, with the support of the French Tennis Federation, by donating personal items to a charity auction aimed at raising funds for Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP).
With more than 100 items available, tennis fans can bid on experiences and a range of tennis memorabilia ahead of the auction deadline at 19:00 (CEST) on Sunday, 3 May. Gasquet, Guy Forget and Henri Leconte are among a number of stars offering one-hour tennis sessions at Roland Garros or the French National Training Centre, while many players have donated important racquets and clothing from their careers.
Tsonga has donated a racquet used during title runs at the 2017 Open 13 Provence in Marseille and the 2017 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam. Pierre-Hugues Herbert’s polo shirt and racquet from his 2019 Nitto ATP Finals triumph are also available, as well as Ugo Humbert’s complete outfit and racquet from his maiden ATP Tour final victory at the 2020 ASB Classic in Auckland.
Assistance Publique- Hôpitaux de Paris brings together 39 hospitals, located in Paris, the outer suburbs and in the provinces. For more information on the Tennis Solidaire auction, click here.