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BNP Paribas donates 10,000 tennis licences to young players in France and Belgium
28.11.2017 | Tennis
Following France’s victory over Belgium in the 2017 Davis Cup tournament on Sunday, 26 November, BNP Paribas and the various Tennis Federations are donating 10,000 licences to young players.
10,000 tennis licences donated
The Davis Cup final sponsored by BNP Paribas will create a huge momentum for amateur tennis in France and Belgium, particularly among the younger generations.
Tennis sponsor BNP Paribas has teamed up with the Fédération Française du Tennis, Association Francophone de Tennis and Tennis Vlaanderen to give thousands of youngsters the chance to discover and play tennis.
Starting on 1 December, 10,000 amateur tennis licences will be donated by BNP Paribas and the Tennis Federations to any French or Belgian youngsters up to the age of 10 who want to get started in the sport that the Bank has been sponsoring for over 40 years, with the hope that this commitment will contribute to developing tennis-playing for all.
France’s tenth Davis Cup win
It was Lucas Pouille and Steve Darcis's first encounter other on the circuit. The 23-year-old Frenchmen had the better ranking (18th in the world, against Darcis’s 76th). He also had the most ATP wins to his name (4 trophies against 2).
Lagging behind throughout the match (6-3, 6-1, 6-0), Steve Darcis didn't stand a chance, and the first match point hit home. Lucas Pouille fell down flat on the court when he saw Darcis’s ball sail long over the baseline. He was immediately joined by Pierre-Hugues Herbert and all his other team mates. France had just won its tenth Davis Cup!
BNP Paribas sponsors tennis for all
This is the ideal occasion for BNP Paribas and BNP Paribas Fortis to reiterate their commitment to tennis and strengthen their ties with all amateur players through a communication campaign in France and Belgium. Besides high-profile tournaments, BNP Paribas has become the biggest sponsor of tennis in all its forms. We support–and sponsor–women's, men's, local, international, informal and university tennis events for players with and without disabilities.