Roland-Garros Kid’s Day

Once a year I like to make my little cousin Mano discover something new (My First time trick-or-treating) and this year, I took him to the Roland-Garros Kid’s Day with his buddy Matt. There are exhibition matches with top players, practice sessions and entertainment for young and old.

We arrived at the metro station by 11AM and it took us almost an hour just to get inside with all the security checks. I also made the mistake of not bringing anything for lunch so there I was standing in the burning hot sun for half an hour just to buy expensive hotdogs for the kids.

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A little advise for people who want to avoid big crowds and queues: since the ticket is valid for the whole day, go in the afternoon because there are also evening matches with top players and plenty enough entertainment all over the French Open. Also, make sure you have water and food with you for a proper picnic.

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While we were there, the kids recognized Michaël Llodra, Gaël Monfils, Victória Azárenka and we also got lucky as we were at the Philippe-Chatrier Court right when Novak Djokovic came to play.

The kids and the rest of the stadium went crazy over all the players as they did a wonderful job as showmen and -women. It couldn’t have been a better experience for them and I have to start brainstorming over what to do with them next year to top this experience…
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