‘2016 BNP PARIBAS AMATEUR OPEN’ STARTS REGISTRATION
- The 4th BNP Paribas Amateur Open to be held in September in Gyeonggi province with the expectation of over 1,600 amateur tennis players’ participation
- Registration starts today at BNP Paribas Cardif Life Insurance’s website and will run until 6 September
- This year’s tournament is selected as one of the official events commemorating the 130th year of French-Korean diplomatic relations
BNP Paribas’ commitment to promoting community health and development of amateur tennis culture in Korea continues this year.
Registration for the fourth ‘BNP Paribas Amateur Open’, which will be held at Anayng, Bucheon, Guri and Suwon tennis courts during 3, 8-11 September 2016, starts today and will run until 6 September (until 1 September for the Male Advanced division) via BNP Paribas Cardif Life Insurance’s website (www.cardif.co.kr).
‘BNP Paribas Amateur Open’ is part of the BNP Paribas’ passion for tennis where the Group has been supporting at all levels of tennis in more than 100 countries for over 40 years under the slogan of ‘We Are Tennis’. The tournament has been held in Korea for four consecutive years and is co-hosted by BNP Paribas Korea and BNP Paribas Cardif Life Insurance, in collaboration with Korea Amateur Tennis Organisation (KATO).
The event has been recognised as one of the most sought-after tennis tournaments for amateur tennis players in Korea attracting around 1,500 players and 500 spectators every year. It is expected that more than 1,600 amateur tennis enthusiasts will participate this year to compete through seven divisions. In addition to the competitions, there will also be side events including free tennis lessons for children and a ‘junior tennis scholarship’ to support young tennis talent.
Furthermore, BNP Paribas announced that the BNP Paribas Amateur Open has been positioned itself as an event representing the country as it has been selected as one of the official sporting events commemorating the 130th year of French-Korean diplomatic relations.
Philippe Noirot, Country Head for BNP Paribas Korea, said: “The objective of the event has moved one step further from its original, which was to enhance the community health and the development of tennis culture in Korea. As one of the official events for the France-Korea year, we hope to contribute to an amicable relationship between two countries through tennis.”