On 17-25 July 2021, Arka Gdynia Tennis Facility will play host to the first edition of a WTA 250 level tennis tournament, whose title sponsor has become BNP Paribas Bank.
The event, under the name of “BNP Paribas Poland Open”, will be the biggest tennis tournament played in Poland. Being a part of the main WTA circuit provides a possibility of welcoming the world’s best tennis players.
I am glad that we can be a part of the WTA tournament that will allow for a return of professional competition to Poland. Tennis expresses universal fair play values, has a fantastic fanbase and provides many memorable experiences. That is why around the world as well as in Poland we support the growth of this beautiful sport and we will always be close to tennis – says Małgorzata Wasiuk, Director of the Department of Brand Strategy and Activization at BNP Paribas Bank.
BNP Paribas Group has been the world’s biggest tennis sponsor for over 45 years. The group sponsors Roland Garros, a Grand Slam tennis tournament held in Paris, as well as one of the biggest WTA and ATP events played in Indian Wells. Commitment to the growth of tennis as a sport includes supporting amateur and junior competitions as well as those for people with disabilities. Long term bond between BNP Paribas Bank and tennis is expressed by the Group’s motto “We are Tennis”.
I am glad that BNP Paribas Bank, an institution so strongly connected to tennis on a global scale, has taken a patronage of the only WTA tournament in Poland. Together with our Title Sponsor we share a passion for tennis and we want to create a valuable event in the world of women’s sport. On the one hand it will answer the demand of polish fans longing for tennis emotions and on the other hand it will create new opportunities for the development of the discipline in Poland – says Tomasz Świątek, Tennis Consulting Chairman of the Board.
Mecz Igi i Huberta będzie ostatnią okazją do pożegnania ich przed wylotem na Igrzyska Olimpijskie do Tokio.
This year the prize money will amount to $235,238. 32 players from the world’s WTA ranking will take part in the main draw. 16 doubles pairings will play in the tournament and 16 singles players will enter the qualifying tournament. Winning the trophy equals 280 points to the WTA ranking.
About the tournament
BNP Paribas Poland Open – WTA 250 tennis tournament , whose first edition will be held between 17 and 25 July 2021 in Gdynia. Poland will play host to the tournament for a long period of time and it will be the biggest tennis event held in our country. The tournament organizer is Tennis Consulting, a company which has signed a long-time deal with the sanction owner, Octagon, one of the world’s leading companies in the sports industry.
BNP Paribas Group has been associated with tennis for over four decades, becoming the world’s biggest partner of the sport. The connection between BNP Paribas Group and tennis is much more than sponsorship – it’s a permanent element in building the image of the brand worldwide as well as a true passion for the sport, which has become a part of the identity of the BNP Paribas brand. Tennis is both an elegant sport based on the concept of fair play, and a universal game played all around the world with the same clear rules.
BNP Paribas Bank, guided by the Group’s “We Are Tennis” motto, supports the development of tennis in Poland by creating programs such as “Kids to Racquets” and by engaging in important initiatives, including those in the field of gender equality in tennis.
The effect of promotional activities is the website www.wearetennis.com