Founded in November 2014 by Patrick Mouratoglou, the Champ’ Seed foundation is a public interest foundation under the aegis of the ‘Fondation du Luxembourg’.
A commitment has been made to help young tennis talents who do not have the financial resources to reach the highest international level. The foundation will enable these young talents to acquire the skills and guidance to unlock their full potential.
The costs of assisting a tennis player to become a professional of the highest level are extremely high. Ever year, throughout the world, dozens of youngsters are forced to abandon their dream and sporting project due to a lack of funds.
All players must finance coach, physical trainer and medical expenses, they must also incur travel expenses (hotels, train or plane tickets, restaurants), to participate in international competitions. These fees are often doubled as these young people cannot travel on their own.
Champ’Seed aims to select the most promising young players in order to support them in fulfilling their potential in the sport they have chosen to practice professionally.
Champ’Seed provides many benefits to selected players, such as the provision of a full-time tennis coach or in the form of weeks of training, physical-training camps, on-going support and mentoring during tournaments, nutritional advice, medical monitoring, and in certain cases, a direct financial assistance to fund tournament travel expenses.
To do so, Champ’Seed works with the best professionals to assist these future champions in their pathway to glory.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Patrick Mouratoglou (president)
The committee of wise individuals whose mission it is to select the candidates eligible to the aid provided by the Foundation is formed of the following members :
Patrick Mouratoglou / High Level Tennis Coach
Laurent Rizzo / Former Sports Manager
Luis Moris / Psychologyst and Former Tennis Coach
Jérémy Chardy / Professional Tennis Player
Stéphanie Testard / Former Tennis Player and Tennis Coach
The Foundation is funded by individual or corporate donors that support one or more young aspiring players in achieving their career goal.