Tennis for All
As a global leader in supporting both amateur and professional tennis, BNP Paribas’ commitment to tennis includes making it accessible locally for families, schools and our communities.
In 2016, the Bank launched the annual BNP Paribas Open Scholarships, which are awarded to two high-achieving 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. BNP Paribas and Bank of the West extended this initiative to four scholarships in 2019.
Also in 2019, BNP Paribas and the John McEnroe Tennis Academy launched “Team BNP Paribas Mac 1”. This new program supports young deserving American tennis players by giving them the opportunity to reach the highest levels of competition through year-round training and coaching. Watch the video to learn more about this initiative.
BNP Paribas is also a proud sponsor of CityParks Tennis in New York City. CityParks provides free tennis lessons to more than 6,000 children between the ages of six and 16 in more than 39 parks throughout the five boroughs, including the BNP Paribas Aces Tennis Program for advanced junior players.