published on October 3, 2017

The girls from L dans la Ville back from New York.

As part of the Balle de Match tennis program, eight young girls from L dans la Ville had the chance to spend a few days discovering New York City.

This summer, from August 21st to 29th, 8 girls from the L dans la Ville program left to discover New York City, as part of Sport dans la Ville 's partnership with City Parks Foundation.


Supported by two leaders of the association, Hakim Berbar and Sylvain Mourichon, the girls were able to enjoy incredible activities throughout their stay. On the program: tennis lessons and a bike tour in Central Park with girls from Brooklyn, Harlem and Queens.
The girls also had the opportunity to attend some great sports shows: the traditional American football derby between the Giants and the Jets, and a women's basketball match between Liberty NY and Washington. Between visiting the 9/11 Museum and Coney Island, the girls were able to attend a STOMP show on Broadway and do a little shopping in Little Italy and Chinatown.

For these 8 deserving young people from Lyon and Paris, this trip allowed them to discover new horizons but above all a different culture. For three of them, it was also the opportunity to take the plane for the first time!


Fatima testifies about these unforgettable days: "The girls were very nice, we got along very well even if we don't speak the same language, we were very comfortable because we were speaking the language of sport in a way".

Hakim, Integration Manager "I remember one sentence that made an impression on me, it was a young person who said to me "Here in New York, no one judges you".

Many thanks to Pascale Rémy for the organisation of this stay, Terry (from City Parks Foundation), who in addition to animating their tennis lessons, guided the group on their discovery of the Big Apple, as well as to the Lacoste Foundation, partner of the Balle de match program.

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