Created in 2006 and boasting 13,000 members, Lagardère Paris Racing’s main activity is to organise sporting activities on the Croix Catelan site, which is under concession from the City of Paris until 31 December 2028. It includes 44 tennis courts (14 of which are natural clay), three padel courts, two outdoor swimming pools (one of which is Olympic size) and fitness areas. Croix Catelan also has a foodservice offering as well as sports shops, a children’s play park and entertainment venues.
Lagardère Paris Racing has been awarded ISO 14001 certification by AFNOR (the French standards organisation), in recognition of its environmental policy, including initiatives in areas such as rainwater collection, energy stewardship and improved waste sorting, etc.
After the last public health restrictions were lifted in early 2022, the Croix Catelan site was able to return to its normal capacity and footfall. The year saw the creation of a major international event,
with the inaugural edition of the Lagardère Trophy, a professional women’s tennis tournament (WTA 125), which helped to raise the profile of the Lagardère Paris Racing brand and strengthen ties
with its members. The membership renewal campaign demonstrated the firm loyalty of existing members and the strong appeal of the club, which has a waiting list of over 350 prospective members.
In 2023, Lagardère Paris Racing intends to continue its initiatives aimed at promoting sports and sporting values, notably with the second edition of the WTA tournament, while continuing to upgrade its facilities and equipment.
(1) ACPM One Next 2022 S2/ACPM Brand One Next Global 2022 S2.