bnp paribas and british tennis

Building a Common Heritage

Championing commitment, fair play and high performance

Our history

The journey to the top

BNP Paribas is the world’s number one supporter of tennis. But how did it all start?

Our story goes back to 1973, when the French Tennis Federation asked BNP Paribas to finance the centre court boxes at the world famous Roland Garros.

The seats were installed with BNP initials on show, and we have remained a mainstay at the iconic clay court championships in the 43 years since.

In that time, as the sport has grown to be universally popular, BNP has continued to support it on every level - from grassroots all the way to grand slam.

In fact, BNP Paribas now sponsors 20 professional tournaments around the world - everywhere from Indian Wells to Istanbul.

And our understanding of the positive power of sport - through commitment, fair play, and high performance - points to a strong relationship with the game for years to come.