Jean-Philippe Fleurian was a professional tennis player for 14 years, and a member of the French team in the Davis Cup for 10 years (1986-1996) achieving 2 Davis Cup victories in 1991 and 1996. He played in 2 finals in the ATP circuit and reached the semi-finals in Wimbledon and the Australian Open as well as an ATP victory and the doubles title at the Marseille Open. He beat Boris Becker, Andre Agassi and Stephan Edberg amongst others. He was classed 37 in ATP’s rankings in 1990, the best place for France.


Jean-Philippe founded ‘Le Petit Tennis ’ in 2001, and enlarged it to become ‘Le Petit Sports’ in 2008. Present in 18 countries throughout the world, the concept is to teach tennis and other sports using stories associated with images, to very young children whilst giving strong messages. This technique was implemented in East Jerusalem in partnership with Peace and Sport to promote a culture of peace.


Acting together with Peace and Sport


Peace and Sport and “Le Petit Tennis” have developed together “Le Petit Tennis for Peace”, a concept using the educational values of “Le Petit Tennis” in areas suffering a lack of social cohesion, the aftermath of conflicts or extreme poverty. So far, “Le Petit Tennis for Peace” concept has been developed in East Jerusalem, Burundi and South Africa reaching out over 3000 youth people.

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