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BounceHitBounceHit
02-28-2009, 08:49 PM
All of us here at TTW are really enjoying Cl1nt's threads and posts. Who would support the idea of a TTW Sponsorship for Clint? Maybe he could get frames, strings, overgrips, bags, clothes and shoes simply at TW cost?

IF TW would be kind enough to sponsor him, who would be willing to contribute either a small amount of their resources or time, or perhaps provide housing here in the states (were he to come here to play) to help Cl1nt further pursue his career? (see Saram's posts in Cl1nt's thread, amongst others....there have been several great ideas posted already)

Cl1nt will soon have a website up and running (from what I understand) so please be sure to stay tuned here and check it out when available.

CC

saram
02-28-2009, 08:58 PM
Craig--as I type this, the web designer is on his way over to work on Clint's website (web junkies always work at night for some reason so the coffee pot is just starting to brew here). So yes--his site is in the works and under way in a matter of an hour or so.

I want to support, sponsor and help Clint for two reasons:

1. I was a cyclist that was close to signing a professional contract--but lacked the funds to compete nationally. I was so close--and know the difference a few dollars and support can make for an aspiring professional.

2. Clint has inspired and touched a lot of us here. He came here, has hung around, and offered so much information, inspiration, and fun to a place that can sometimes be full of tension and angst.

Most of us come here to chat about tennis and never came to really know one another--or care about one another, for that matter. But Clint brought us together in a thread of his. We share ideas, we communicate on a personal level, we are kind and nice in the thread, don't bash anyone, and think outside the box.

Clint's thread, his personality, his sharing and devotion really have changed this place for the better. I'm glad I was here in the starting stages of it and will continue to check in on his thread every day--even if I never comment on any other threads.

OTMPut
02-28-2009, 09:03 PM
Clint could enroll here?
http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=home

Or we could create something along the lines of Kiva for aspiring tennis pros? Surely some initial investment could help them get to more tournaments and they could pay back later when they are well off.

TW is fairly known. If we create a and manage it properly, just the reputational risk could minimize financial default.

BounceHitBounceHit
02-28-2009, 09:04 PM
Craig--as I type this, the web designer is on his way over to work on Clint's website (web junkies always work at night for some reason so the coffee pot is just starting to brew here). So yes--his site is in the works and under way in a matter of an hour or so.

I want to support, sponsor and help Clint for two reasons:

1. I was a cyclist that was close to signing a professional contract--but lacked the funds to compete nationally. I was so close--and know the difference a few dollars and support can make for an aspiring professional.

2. Clint has inspired and touched a lot of us here. He came here, has hung around, and offered so much information, inspiration, and fun to a place that can sometimes be full of tension and angst.

Most of us come here to chat about tennis and never came to really know one another--or care about one another, for that matter. But Clint brought us together in a thread of his. We share ideas, we communicate on a personal level, we are kind and nice in the thread, don't bash anyone, and think outside the box.

Clint's thread, his personality, his sharing and devotion really have changed this place for the better. I'm glad I was here in the starting stages of it and will continue to check in on his thread every day--even if I never comment on any other threads.


Agreed, agreed, and agreed! ;) Be sure to cast your vote! :) Maybe Chris and the others at TW will see this one and pick up on it! :) CC

saram
02-28-2009, 09:11 PM
I have an idea--throw in an option when purchasing anything at TW to donate to the Clint Thomson sponsorship program. You could, at the end of your purchase, select the box to donate whatever amount you designated towards Clint's sponsorship from TW.

Just like you have the option when renewing your USTA membership--this could be an option when you check out.

That money, could go into a fund at TW for Clint. He could select and purchase what he needs from TW at whatever discount he and TW agree to.

Does this make any sense?

Moz
03-01-2009, 02:21 AM
Forgive me for saying this, as I wish Clint the best of luck. But the above give the impression of selfless help for years rather than someone who's just been posting for a couple of weeks.

Doesn't it all sound a bit premature? You know little about him, what's his schedule, what will the money be spent on, how hard does he train, how dedicated is he, how many tournaments will he play.

Potential sponsors at the very least should surely expect some sort of sponsorship proposal from Clint, for example:

1) Full biography
2) Why the money would be useful
3) What he would offer in return
4) His tournament plan

etc, etc

You'd think organisations like TW would need something more convincing with the above as a start and even private individuals would be more inspired to part with their cash with some sort of statement of intent, or more detailed plan from him.

I have followed the other threads and that doesn't seem sufficient.

Ronny
03-01-2009, 02:28 AM
^^^ But aren't you trying to go pro Moz? lol

Moz
03-01-2009, 02:42 AM
No, I'm 36 years old and a 1000 miles away from the standard.

rallyjunkie
03-01-2009, 05:06 AM
It's a great idea! Clint Thomson, the Tennis Warehouse Touring Pro! Surely some kind of arrangement could be set up to benefit all.

Tennis_Monk
03-01-2009, 05:06 AM
Sponsorship is a Business decision. So it is really not for us to decide.

However if you are implying us Forum members should support Clint, Absolutely. I will support Clint and every player who wants to play Tennis. Though not always in $, we are a global fraternity and most of us try our best to help a fellow tennis player (Pro or otherwise) in whatever way.

On a different note, Clint seems to have mentioned in another thread that he is doing reasonably well and able to pay his bills, travel and play tennis. So may be he doesnt really need us after all from a monetary standpoint. I am sure he can use our help in Website designs and other such things, where our expertise is on par if not better than comparable Industry standards.

This reminds me of an article in Tennis magazine. There is this guy who played Rafa in second round of Us open (Ryan deheart or something). Per that story, he is now working in a restaurant wrapping burritos for $8 an hour.

DunlopDood
03-01-2009, 10:11 AM
Who is Clint Thomson?

Leublu tennis
03-01-2009, 10:48 AM
Sorry guys. All of you pro tennis wannabies. This guy is 25 years old and the highest he has gotten to is something like 485? I mean thats good but he is now down to what 700? Sure, he will kick around for a couple more years but he is not likely to get anywhere. Enjoy his posts. I would pay just to get the inside info. So, if he sets up some kind of a site, I would enjoy it and am prepared to pay for this info. There are many, many questions I would love to ask about the lives and activites of the pros, even the lower level ones like this guy. Anyway, good luck.

Cl1ntrock
03-01-2009, 10:50 AM
THIS GUY..

Clinton Thomson
28.11.1984
Born in Syndey Australia - living in Germany
Left Handed
Single Handed backhand
Coach:Karsten Saniter (Germany)
highest ATP rank yet 465
Current ATP 750 due 2 half year injuries
Sponsors: Head,Signum,
best result: 2 Future wins(France,Holland)
best win: Juergen Melzer,Diego Junqueira,Maximilo Gonzales,Olivier Patience,Jesse Huta Galung,Ryler de Heardt...
Goals for 2009: making Grand Slam Q's in 2010
1.Bundesliga 07,08 in Germany - strongest national team comp in the world
surface best results: clay
who is clint thomson?
someone who has played and lived tennis all his life - and will jump out of a window if he doesnt make grand slam level - time is ticking and he is taking tennis as serious as never before - the journey starts from here -
the guys who have the first impression of me on TW are on the track.
this is the way i am - i post how i feel - i cannot meet u all in person straight away - this is a real crazy set up - i still cant believe it myself..
my personal goal is 2 give back..i want u guys 2 see me on the big courts..
a sponsoring in any way helps to be more free to react to the scedule..
u get into a main draw somewhere and just GO..instead of withdrawing because u canot afford it.I was planning in playing more around europe 2 save cash.maybe i could plan more tours on other continents with support.
make the road 2 the top faster & easier 2 be more free in sceduling.
the housing opportunities given already are a bonus.every bonus can help.
and the fastest ones rising are the ones sponsored or supported by the country.they can chose tourneys the best for em.i have made the first step again in beeing healthy.i am ready 2 rip it up....more 2 come..gotta run for dinner..i am at a tournament right now in switzerland.here for 3 days and already spend 400 euro..i need to play semis this week to come plus minus 0...thast how tuff it is..
u will see more on the new website soon..

some videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/R0cktubes
www.myspace.com/clintennis

BounceHitBounceHit
03-01-2009, 12:03 PM
Forgive me for saying this, as I wish Clint the best of luck. But the above give the impression of selfless help for years rather than someone who's just been posting for a couple of weeks.

Doesn't it all sound a bit premature? You know little about him, what's his schedule, what will the money be spent on, how hard does he train, how dedicated is he, how many tournaments will he play.

Potential sponsors at the very least should surely expect some sort of sponsorship proposal from Clint, for example:

1) Full biography
2) Why the money would be useful
3) What he would offer in return
4) His tournament plan

etc, etc

You'd think organisations like TW would need something more convincing with the above as a start and even private individuals would be more inspired to part with their cash with some sort of statement of intent, or more detailed plan from him.

I have followed the other threads and that doesn't seem sufficient.

I understand your points and think they are valid. I think some of these issues have been at least 'touched on' in other threads, but I hope Clint will post a response for TW (and us, of course) to consider.

In all fairness, I would have to be honest and say yes, it might seem premature on my part to post this thread. BUT I think Clint's nature has come through in his posts in a way that is unusual on this forum. He's already spent a good deal of his time posting replies to all sorts of questions, and has been very kind and shown an easy-going, positive quality that makes me think he is a trustworthy guy.

As for "return on investment", I may only speak for myself, but I would expect nothing in return. I am not suggesting this is some kind of 'investment opportunity'. And I am not even talking about 'big' donations, just a little help here and there to encourage and support his efforts. Here is where the power of the sheer number of members of the TTW forum comes to bear. No one person need do a great deal. If a large number of us offered Clint a modicum of support, it might be the difference maker. If not, it certainly can't do anything but help your Karma! ;)

In the end, I would TOTALLY understand (and certainly NOT judge) if forum members don't want to do this. But if some do, I think it could be a pretty cool thing.

Finally, I want to be clear (before someone asks!) I am NOT 'advising you' to support Clint. I cannot be responsible if you feel you 'lose money/time/expertise/etc/etc/etc' trying to help Clint. Further, I do not have ANY kind of 'personal relationship' w/ Clint, nor do I stand to gain anything if he succeeds. Before a few weeks ago I'd never even HEARD of Clint. I don't know him in ANY way other than through his posts and videos here. I can't 'vouch' for him, other than offering my (subjective, personal) impressions of him. So proceed at your own peril.....or reward..... ;) Namely, the reward of the good feeling that comes from helping others.

Best,

CC

BounceHitBounceHit
03-01-2009, 12:09 PM
Sponsorship is a Business decision. So it is really not for us to decide.

However if you are implying us Forum members should support Clint, Absolutely. I will support Clint and every player who wants to play Tennis. Though not always in $, we are a global fraternity and most of us try our best to help a fellow tennis player (Pro or otherwise) in whatever way.

On a different note, Clint seems to have mentioned in another thread that he is doing reasonably well and able to pay his bills, travel and play tennis. So may be he doesnt really need us after all from a monetary standpoint. I am sure he can use our help in Website designs and other such things, where our expertise is on par if not better than comparable Industry standards.

This reminds me of an article in Tennis magazine. There is this guy who played Rafa in second round of Us open (Ryan deheart or something). Per that story, he is now working in a restaurant wrapping burritos for $8 an hour.

Great point. Sponsorship needs to be distinguished from 'support' of a group of fellow tennis players and tennis 'nuts' (the term is used as applied to self and with affection towards others!) ;) And you are right, from what I read, money doesn't seem to be the issue. Best, CC

Cl1ntrock
03-01-2009, 12:39 PM
Sorry guys. All of you pro tennis wannabies. This guy is 25 years old and the highest he has gotten to is something like 485? I mean thats good but he is now down to what 700? Sure, he will kick around for a couple more years but he is not likely to get anywhere. Enjoy his posts. I would pay just to get the inside info. So, if he sets up some kind of a site, I would enjoy it and am prepared to pay for this info. There are many, many questions I would love to ask about the lives and activites of the pros, even the lower level ones like this guy. Anyway, good luck.

Of course what u say is not 2 wrong thats why i am answering because i can clear this up a bit - theres is no player ranked in my area who has beaten as many top players as i have - I am ranked where i am through injury and inconsistency the last years - u know points drop of all 12 months - I am 24 years old NOV.28 i turn 25..its only a matter of a few good weeks and u make a jump towards the Qs in a grand slam.i have been sippin blood the last year beating top guys and looking at the ranking every monday thinkin ...Y..
my ranking is NO excuse..i am there because it reflects what i have done the ast 12 months...and it wasnt alot..still i know it goes realy quick in this game once a player starts rollin..and i believe i can..
and my family,coaches and friends believe in me also..
BUt i still need to take step by step..and some patience..
players get up there through hard work without talent...
even typing this right now is processing what i want to achieve..
I realy dont want anybodys money..and i am not asking for it..For me a website is fantastique..and its in process right now..u people inviting me 2 ur homes if a tourney is near by a bonus u cannot buy...people get 2 know me little and make their own impression..I came posting on this site just to tell my experiences with players and equipment..But there are people out there who wanna be appart of something..an athlete..or a team..
if they want to donate or spono its another bonus...and I am the kind of person which would return if i could when i make it ..IF not i am still a person who has a lot of friends and contacts..2 exchange info ...meet up and play the game..or making the most of what we love doing..
i posted a few videos and the feedback is enormous..Y dont other players do that??..I DO...i dont know y but i feel like it...and have enjoy answering questions and helping out...
U can make a picture of me by not beeing a ***** saying u guys all dont know what ur talking about..u bunch of amateurs..
I still get trash talked by a few of u and still answer polite and try 2 explain..i havent ignored anyone yet because i find the negative answers interesting as well..
SO...enough said 2 what i feel and think about this..
and still cannot believe the positiveness 2 all this..we always have people against things or good things,ideas..if its..jelousy or whatever is out there..
i appreciate it guys..u cant imagine..what we already got started..
if theres more to come and it works out..GREAT>>!!!!
I will hit balls till my hands bleed...
looking 4ward to meeting some of u..

Cl1ntrock
03-01-2009, 12:45 PM
CRAIG

Your explenation hit the spot..my english is not good enough 2 find your words..u spoke it...!!!thats how it works

Tennis Dunce
03-01-2009, 12:54 PM
Craig--as I type this, the web designer is on his way over to work on Clint's website (web junkies always work at night for some reason so the coffee pot is just starting to brew here).


Hmmm...maybe because they have no job, no life, no girlfriends, and all the time in the world.
Just ask all the clowns on this site with multi-thousands of posts...and maybe, just maybe, a couple of dozen of those posts actually containe any actual useful information.

Then everyone self-rates themselves a 4.5...

BounceHitBounceHit
03-01-2009, 12:59 PM
CRAIG

Your explenation hit the spot..my english is not good enough 2 find your words..u spoke it...!!!thats how it works

No worries man. Glad to 'spell it out' for you.

There will always be 'nay-sayers'. These folks typically limit only themselves, so long as they are given only the attention they deserve. ;)

Meanwhile, best of luck in your efforts. We shall see what TW (and the members of this forum) have to say about all of this! :)

CC

rallyjunkie
03-01-2009, 01:21 PM
Clint is our champ! Go Clint!

Buzzoffmoz!

Cl1ntrock
03-01-2009, 01:49 PM
jap..we will see..

Cl1ntrock
03-01-2009, 01:51 PM
Craig A. Clark, mawashi, NickC, saram, Staiger, topher.juan
aimr75, Barricade V, beneszilo, BONZO13, brayman9, breadstick, ChrisCrocker, Dominik, hyperwarrior, lilycolefan, Ludas, MagicMike34, Mauro, Naytan, Pantaloukas, RoddickAce, Ronny, roundiesee, SaunderS, Shaolin, Skanavis, SmAsH999, Strateon, VivalaVida, Xuxa Kuerten..

thanks already for support guys..!!!...appreciate..

Tennis_Monk
03-01-2009, 01:55 PM
Of course what u say is not 2 wrong thats why i am answering because i can clear this up a bit - theres is no player ranked in my area who has beaten as many top players as i have - I am ranked where i am through injury and inconsistency the last years - u know points drop of all 12 months - I am 24 years old NOV.28 i turn 25..its only a matter of a few good weeks and u make a jump towards the Qs in a grand slam.i have been sippin blood the last year beating top guys and looking at the ranking every monday thinkin ...Y..
my ranking is NO excuse..i am there because it reflects what i have done the ast 12 months...and it wasnt alot..still i know it goes realy quick in this game once a player starts rollin..and i believe i can..
and my family,coaches and friends believe in me also..
BUt i still need to take step by step..and some patience..
players get up there through hard work without talent...
even typing this right now is processing what i want to achieve..
I realy dont want anybodys money..and i am not asking for it..For me a website is fantastique..and its in process right now..u people inviting me 2 ur homes if a tourney is near by a bonus u cannot buy...people get 2 know me little and make their own impression..I came posting on this site just to tell my experiences with players and equipment..But there are people out there who wanna be appart of something..an athlete..or a team..
if they want to donate or spono its another bonus...and I am the kind of person which would return if i could when i make it ..IF not i am still a person who has a lot of friends and contacts..2 exchange info ...meet up and play the game..or making the most of what we love doing..
i posted a few videos and the feedback is enormous..Y dont other players do that??..I DO...i dont know y but i feel like it...and have enjoy answering questions and helping out...
U can make a picture of me by not beeing a ***** saying u guys all dont know what ur talking about..u bunch of amateurs..
I still get trash talked by a few of u and still answer polite and try 2 explain..i havent ignored anyone yet because i find the negative answers interesting as well..
SO...enough said 2 what i feel and think about this..
and still cannot believe the positiveness 2 all this..we always have people against things or good things,ideas..if its..jelousy or whatever is out there..
i appreciate it guys..u cant imagine..what we already got started..
if theres more to come and it works out..GREAT>>!!!!
I will hit balls till my hands bleed...
looking 4ward to meeting some of u..

Clint.. Your support and insider info to TW forum is greatly appreciated. Our forum has been waiting for a Player like you to join us for a long time.

If you ever happen to be in US, please let us know. I will be one of the guys cheering you.

Cl1ntrock
03-01-2009, 01:56 PM
yea mate..for sure i let you know..looking 4ward

lawrence
03-01-2009, 05:30 PM
Hmmm...maybe because they have no job, no life, no girlfriends, and all the time in the world.
Just ask all the clowns on this site with multi-thousands of posts...and maybe, just maybe, a couple of dozen of those posts actually containe any actual useful information.

Then everyone self-rates themselves a 4.5...

You realise web devs probably make more money than you, have better lives, girlfriends, and less time free time.

I'm just assuming though, nothing wrong with assumptions right.

egn
03-01-2009, 05:36 PM
Clint I hope you get a chance to get in a slam draw would love to see you at the US Open qualifying matches as I have head out to see them past two years, best of luck to you man. You provide us all with a very good insight I hope you get that big break soon. Tons of players hit their peak at 25 and on so good luck and I hope you get top 100 one day =]

BONZO13
03-01-2009, 05:47 PM
Clint, unfortunately I am not able to donate any money(because I have none myself) but I have followed your videos and you are obviosley going to be a big deal soon. so if you are ever playing a tourney in Tennessee hit me up and there will be a room waining for you.

Good Luck,
John

Okazaki Fragment
03-01-2009, 05:52 PM
Forgive me for saying this, as I wish Clint the best of luck. But the above give the impression of selfless help for years rather than someone who's just been posting for a couple of weeks.

Doesn't it all sound a bit premature? You know little about him, what's his schedule, what will the money be spent on, how hard does he train, how dedicated is he, how many tournaments will he play.

Potential sponsors at the very least should surely expect some sort of sponsorship proposal from Clint, for example:

1) Full biography
2) Why the money would be useful
3) What he would offer in return
4) His tournament plan

etc, etc

You'd think organisations like TW would need something more convincing with the above as a start and even private individuals would be more inspired to part with their cash with some sort of statement of intent, or more detailed plan from him.

I have followed the other threads and that doesn't seem sufficient.

+1 .

AndrewD
03-01-2009, 06:02 PM
All of us here at TTW are really enjoying Cl1nt's threads and posts. Who would support the idea of a TTW Sponsorship for Clint? Maybe he could get frames, strings, overgrips, bags, clothes and shoes simply at TW cost?

Craig,

Why wouldn't all of that be better spent on an American player - male or female- who is just starting out on the pro tour. Or, spent on ensuring that a local college doesn't consider dropping tennis from its list of sports?

In my opinion, it most certainly would be. Why not get one of the recently graduated NCAA players who are now struggling away on tour (Lyndsay Nelson, Kaes Vant Hof, Kristi Miller, etc) or a young American player (Brengle, Weinhold, Stephans, Albanese, etc, etc), give them the same support in exchange for their insights?

As an Australian, I'm happy to see Clint do well. However, putting aside parochialism or personal interest , I think any offer of support from TW would be far better placed in the hands of a local player.

In all honesty, I've been enjoying Moz's thread for considerably longer and I don't recall anyone ever suggesting that TW should sponsor him. His (Moz) story is far more accessible to the average player and, in my opinion, far more inspiring. He mightn't be on the pro circuit but, to me, that doesn't matter. None of us will ever go pro but, with some luck, inspiration and courage we might follow Moz's footsteps. He's also a much better writer.

BounceHitBounceHit
03-01-2009, 07:24 PM
Craig,

Why wouldn't all of that be better spent on an American player - male or female- who is just starting out on the pro tour. Or, spent on ensuring that a local college doesn't consider dropping tennis from its list of sports?

In my opinion, it most certainly would be. Why not get one of the recently graduated NCAA players who are now struggling away on tour (Lyndsay Nelson, Kaes Vant Hof, Kristi Miller, etc) or a young American player (Brengle, Weinhold, Stephans, Albanese, etc, etc), give them the same support in exchange for their insights?

As an Australian, I'm happy to see Clint do well. However, putting aside parochialism or personal interest , I think any offer of support from TW would be far better placed in the hands of a local player.

In all honesty, I've been enjoying Moz's thread for considerably longer and I don't recall anyone ever suggesting that TW should sponsor him. His (Moz) story is far more accessible to the average player and, in my opinion, far more inspiring. He mightn't be on the pro circuit but, to me, that doesn't matter. None of us will ever go pro but, with some luck, inspiration and courage we might follow Moz's footsteps. He's also a much better writer.


Again, good thoughts. I certainly understand and respect your points.

As for Clint in particular, I don't think this has to be an 'either or' kind of thing. Maybe you are opening the door for an even bigger idea? Namely a TTW consortium to support the development of tennis and tennis players, period?

Best,

CC

BounceHitBounceHit
03-01-2009, 07:30 PM
Craig,

Why wouldn't all of that be better spent on an American player - male or female- who is just starting out on the pro tour. Or, spent on ensuring that a local college doesn't consider dropping tennis from its list of sports?

In my opinion, it most certainly would be. Why not get one of the recently graduated NCAA players who are now struggling away on tour (Lyndsay Nelson, Kaes Vant Hof, Kristi Miller, etc) or a young American player (Brengle, Weinhold, Stephans, Albanese, etc, etc), give them the same support in exchange for their insights?

As an Australian, I'm happy to see Clint do well. However, putting aside parochialism or personal interest , I think any offer of support from TW would be far better placed in the hands of a local player.

In all honesty, I've been enjoying Moz's thread for considerably longer and I don't recall anyone ever suggesting that TW should sponsor him. His (Moz) story is far more accessible to the average player and, in my opinion, far more inspiring. He mightn't be on the pro circuit but, to me, that doesn't matter. None of us will ever go pro but, with some luck, inspiration and courage we might follow Moz's footsteps. He's also a much better writer.

BTW, I haven't followed Moz's thread closely but he certainly seems like a very good and humble guy with a great sense of humor. I agree he is a good writer too. So Moz, please accept my best wishes in acheiving your goals.
And remember, this isn't about playing favorites! Again, NOT 'either/or'. This is a world wide community of tennis lovers with lots of talent and plenty to offer to the game and to ALL who play it. Best, CC

ESP#1
03-01-2009, 08:43 PM
See you guys got the ball rolling. Awesome!!I've been out of town, I accidentally voted for the wrong answer. For the record I'd be willing to contribute.

I would also like to add that the sponsorship of a fellow member would reflect positively on TW and create brand loyalty from us members

Craig, this post was a great idea, how did you ever think i such a thing:)

saram
03-01-2009, 08:52 PM
See you guys got the ball rolling. Awesome!!I've been out of town, I accidentally voted for the wrong answer. For the record I'd be willing to contribute.

I would also like to add that the sponsorship of a fellow member would reflect positively on TW and create brand loyalty from us members

Craig, this post was a great idea, how did you ever think i such a thing:)

Cuz he's crazy cool like that :)

Naytan
03-01-2009, 09:13 PM
Hey clint, really hope you can make it man. If you manage to get the ranking up you should play quallies at sydney im a ballboy there, all us aussies would be cheerin for ya

Anyways good luck with it man

ESP#1
03-01-2009, 09:23 PM
Cuz he's crazy cool like that :)

Think you missed my point:)

saram
03-01-2009, 09:24 PM
Think you missed my point:)

Ah, yes...I remember :twisted:

ESP#1
03-01-2009, 09:29 PM
Yea I think TW needs to start getting into sponsoring anyway. They own the Donnay brand now right? They should get into sponsoring up and comers, or what i would call "underground tennis"

blue12
03-01-2009, 09:57 PM
I'm loving the black shorts with black socks. I get ripped on a lot for wearing black socks in the states.

BounceHitBounceHit
03-02-2009, 05:28 AM
See you guys got the ball rolling. Awesome!!I've been out of town, I accidentally voted for the wrong answer. For the record I'd be willing to contribute.

I would also like to add that the sponsorship of a fellow member would reflect positively on TW and create brand loyalty from us members

Craig, this post was a great idea, how did you ever think i such a thing:)

ESP#1: From you! I kept waiting for the thread after you mentioned it, and didn't see it. So, I decided to act. :) And it WAS a great idea, I think.

Again, not everyone agrees and that is certainly fine. Folks have different experiences, ideas, beliefs, etc. We need to keep the tone of respect Clint established in his own threads.

Best, CC

Cl1ntrock
03-02-2009, 07:15 AM
Craig,

Why wouldn't all of that be better spent on an American player - male or female- who is just starting out on the pro tour. Or, spent on ensuring that a local college doesn't consider dropping tennis from its list of sports?

In my opinion, it most certainly would be. Why not get one of the recently graduated NCAA players who are now struggling away on tour (Lyndsay Nelson, Kaes Vant Hof, Kristi Miller, etc) or a young American player (Brengle, Weinhold, Stephans, Albanese, etc, etc), give them the same support in exchange for their insights?

As an Australian, I'm happy to see Clint do well. However, putting aside parochialism or personal interest , I think any offer of support from TW would be far better placed in the hands of a local player.

In all honesty, I've been enjoying Moz's thread for considerably longer and I don't recall anyone ever suggesting that TW should sponsor him. His (Moz) story is far more accessible to the average player and, in my opinion, far more inspiring. He mightn't be on the pro circuit but, to me, that doesn't matter. None of us will ever go pro but, with some luck, inspiration and courage we might follow Moz's footsteps. He's also a much better writer.

better writer..???
Well you should try to write german the way i write english and see how you go.I went to a german school so much for that.
I am putting out some info not trying 2 write a blog or story.

Cl1ntrock
03-02-2009, 07:35 AM
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Djokovicfan4life
03-02-2009, 07:43 AM
Moz was only trying to help. He's a cool guy who knows what it takes to compete at the higher levels of the game. Besides, he never said something like "this guy will never amount to anything". Nothing wrong with looking at things from a realistic standpoint.

JMO.

nyc
03-02-2009, 07:53 AM
As clint has been around these boards a very long time, I think it would be an interesting idea for him to Blog for TW for a while - increasing his exposure and chance for everyone to get a bit more familiar with each other.

Another idea down the road could be a Clint drip-fund, basically the option at TW online order checkout to donate $ to Clint's cause.

And lastly, I thoink it could be an intersting option to do a TW/Clint Thomson Tennis Camp - a long weekend of evaluation, drills and lessons.

Cl1ntrock
03-02-2009, 08:06 AM
hahahahah..the camp is awesome..love 2 combined that with a series of tourneys...we would have a ball...i would bring some other pros along..
yea mate..just bring in the ideas..and we will see what happens...