get in the game

Get in the Game

Helping people get out and play more tennis, more often

BNP Paribas Fact

There's no definitive reason we say "love" for zero in tennis. Some think it comes from the French from egg - "l'oeuf" - meaning zero. Others believe it came from the Dutch expression "iets voor lof doen" meaning "there's no stake in the game."


Through our support of the LTA, BNP Paribas is committed to helping more people get into tennis, all year round.

Tennis is already ranked as the second most popular sport in the UK and five million people play at least once a year. But we want more.

Grab your racket, find your nearest court, and get out there.

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Changing Worlds Tennis Challenge

BNP Paribas and Greenhouse Sports: Driving positive change on and off the court

Launched in May 2016, the Changing Worlds Tennis Challenge harnesses the power of sport to raise vital funds that will help improve the lives of disadvantaged young people living in London's inner city.

In partnership with Greenhouse Sports, six corporate teams took part in the tournament after being put through their paces by former British number one Greg Rusedski.

Our partnership with Greenhouse Sports - the brainchild of BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy award-winner Mike de Giorgio - has also seen us support other tennis-related events, such as a fundraising cycle ride from the Roland Garros Stadium in Paris to Wimbledon.

So whether it's on or off the court, we continue to use the power of sport for social change.

Tennis players on an indoor court.
Tennis players smiling and shaking hands over the net.
Around 30 tennis players posing for a group photo.
A tennis player holding a racquet and tennis ball.

We Are Tennis Cup

The BNP Paribas staff tournament. Because we love and live tennis.

In 2016, over 2000 BNP Paribas employees from 35 countries played in the first ever We are Tennis Cup, a global employee staff tennis tournament.

In the UK, teams of four faced off over five rounds at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton for a chance to represent GB at the Finals in Rome.

When in Rome, employees enjoyed the once in a lifetime opportunity to play at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia on the very same courts where the world elite including Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka and Johanna Konta had just competed.

After an exciting final, Luxembourg emerged triumphant.