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Tournament director - Yacine Eddial

He's one of those we no longer present. Polyvalent, ambitous and dedicated, Yacine is already a senior of the tournament as he began as a volunteer in 1995! This year, he undertakes the management of the tournament with Kidist and Jérémy by his side. 

 

Deputy director - Kidist Lepoutre

Kidist is one of the veterans of the Belgian Open. She entered the committee in 2016 as project manager after five years as ballkid and five others in the kitchens. She is now deputy director, ready to take over. The tournament has become a second family and an unmissable event for her.

 

Deputy director - Jérémy Dieudonné

Proclaimed official pen of the Belgian Open when he arrived in 2015, Jérémy could ally his passion for tennis with his future job as a journalist. Thanks to various interviews and anecdotes, he's made you live the tournament just as if you were there. Today, he takes on the role of deputy director by the side of Kidist and Yacine. 

 

Human resources - Mélissa Roelandts

Mélissa has been giving body and soul for the Belgian Open since she was a child. She took a new step in 2017: she integrated the organizing team as Human Resources Manager. After having worked a long time for the catering, the volunteers will now enjoy her devotion.

 

Baudouin Grandjean - Responsible partnerships

Baudouin is the first link in the chain: he is responsible for the sponsors. Thanks to his work, the whole team can serenely design their projects and put them into practice. Besides, he is also always ready to help in their realization.

 

Treasurer - Jérôme Bollue

Here’s the strongbox-keeper! Jérôme has been the treasurer of the Belgian Open since 2011. Since then, he couldn’t leave the tournament incredible human adventure. He started at the “info desk” thanks to his foreign languages skills and his attraction for human relations.

 

Deputy treasurer - Bernard Lepoutre

Bernard made his first steps in the Belgian Open when driving his daughter Kidist to the ballkids' morning gatherings. Interested in tennis in general, he thus got to appreciate wheelchair tennis. Recently retired of his job as a primary school headmaster, and always keen to give a hand, he answered the call in 2019. He enters the treasury by the side of Jérome. 

 

Events manager - Zoé Goffinon

Zoé's arrival in the tournament is not new. Indeed, she tried out the role of a ball girl at the age of 14. She never left the big family of the Belgian Open since. When turning too old to run after the balls on the court, she got in the communication team behind her camera. This year, she joins the committee as events manager. 

 

Logistics manager - Benjamin Scaillet

Father of ballkids, Benjamin found himself helping during the setting up of the preparation of the tournament. He then answered present in the technical team for the 2019 edition. Taken with passion for the organization of the wonderful adventure of the Belgian Open, he becomes logistics manager in the committee. 

 

Communication manager - Julia Joveneau

Julia started her love story with the Belgian Open as a ball girl at the age of 9. After taking this role for many years she then became ballkids manager. She joins the committee in 2020 as communication manager