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TheAverageTennisPlayer56
09-02-2007, 11:20 AM
I've been watching the US Open all week, and I've seen some players not even touch a towel during a point or during change overs. And my pops thinks that they have to buy there own towels when they enter a tournament. Does anyone know how this works?

Rpp
09-02-2007, 12:43 PM
They certainly don't have to buy towels on this level...

Chauvalito
09-02-2007, 12:45 PM
I am quite sure they get them free...

I remember Llodra or Clement commenting on "taking" a bunch of towels or other tournament gear.

Anyone remember that?

lakis92
09-02-2007, 02:18 PM
Yeah I can remember. It is a rule by ITF that tournaments provide each player with towels.

Milano
09-02-2007, 02:33 PM
Yea, the tournament provides the towel. When I was there last week I saw a guy with a huge cart of clean towels he was taking around.

Gage2k5
09-11-2007, 05:44 PM
Nothing is free...there must be an entry fee, and that will cover whatever supplies and facilities that you use. Of course, the higher ranked you are, the more sponsorship monies you can get to help pay your expenses.

ubel
09-11-2007, 06:12 PM
check out Fee's (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/memberlist.php?do=getall&page=7&order=asc&sort=username&ltr=F) signature, makes me laugh everytime i read it :D

AR15
09-12-2007, 12:58 PM
Serena always packs a couple in her bag before she leaves the court.

You think she takes her hotel towels too?:p

masha4ever#1
09-17-2007, 08:56 AM
Could be!!!!;)

Puredrivetennis
09-17-2007, 05:31 PM
itf (juniors, and open, in my experience) give stupid gifts, drinks and towels to players .. this is g6-g1, futures and sattelites.. pros' get them (and sweet tournament gift bags) free.