World’s leading tennis sponsor enters the Centre Court at the Royal Tennis Hall. Leading Global Bank BNP Paribas has become a lead sponsor to Kungl. Lawn Tennis Klubben (KLTK).

KLTK engage extensively with its junior members and is well known for arranging of one of the world’s foremost junior tournaments – Kungens Kanna & Drottningens Pris. Kungens Kanna was first played in 1901. KLTK owns the Kungl. Tennishallen in Stockholm, where the ATP tournament Stockholm Open has been held since the 60’s.

Catharina Bernstein, Head of Sponsorships and Board member of KLTK, said:

– We are very proud that one of the world’s leading banks and tennis sponsors wants to be part of our activities. It is thanks to the club’s sponsors we are able to provide extensive activities for our junior members.

– BNP Paribas recently decided that the Nordic Region is a strategically important market for the group. We have invested extensively in people in the region to become the Number One Global European Bank for our Nordic clients, says Eirik Winter CEO of BNP Paribas Group, Nordic Region.

BNP Paribas is the leading partner of tennis worldwide, sponsoring about 550 tournaments a year, both professional and amateur, including the “Grand Slam” French Open at Roland Garros in Paris and last but not least, Kungens Kanna & Drottningens Pris.

– Tennis is part of our DNA, and we are very proud to announce that BNP Paribas has become a lead sponsor to KLTK (the Royal Lawn Tennis Club of Stockholm), Eirik Winter adds.