Tennis for All
As a global leader in supporting both amateur and professional tennis, BNP Paribas aims to make the sport accessible to all through our sponsorship programs.
In 2016, the Bank launched the annual BNP Paribas Open Scholarships, which are awarded to two tennis players from high schools in the local area of Indian Wells, California. The one-year, $15,000 college grants are presented at the BNP Paribas Open, the largest WTA and ATP World Tour combined two-week event in the world. In 2019, the initiative will be expanded to a third grant.
BNP Paribas is also a proud sponsor of CityParks Tennis in New York City. CityParks provides free tennis lessons to thousands of children between the ages of six and 16 in more than 39 parks throughout the five boroughs.
Since 2016, BNP Paribas has partnered with the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation. The annual tournament raises funds to benefit education for low-income youth on and off the court. Members of Congress and former professional tennis players play alongside corporate sponsors and WTEF members.