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clayman2000
08-11-2009, 03:59 PM
Just curious to know, especially after watching the Polansky match.

I know it varies, but generally what rank

deltox
08-11-2009, 04:03 PM
i saw on a bag check a guy ranked around 150 at the time was sponsored to some extent by wilson, becuase he mentioned the sponsorship, but to what if anything outside the free racquets he got who knows.

dincuss
08-11-2009, 05:39 PM
My friend is ranked 2nd in his sectional and has a sponsorship, so I think most pros have a sponsor.

nfor304
08-11-2009, 05:55 PM
Most pros would get free equipment etc but you would have to be at least top 50 or so to actually get paid to use stuff

MasturB
08-11-2009, 07:15 PM
Most pros would get free equipment etc but you would have to be at least top 50 or so to actually get paid to use stuff

And that's what separates sponsorships from endorsements.

Zeppy
08-11-2009, 07:20 PM
I would think every top junior and professional players are sponsored.

G&G
08-12-2009, 02:01 AM
Most pros would get free equipment etc but you would have to be at least top 50 or so to actually get paid to use stuff

I think that those players who have contracts with IMG, Octagon or other sports management company have endorsements/sponsorships. I know that Ricardas Berankis (ex No.1 junior) has contract with IMG, which helped him to get endorsements from Yonex and K-Swiss. He states that sponsors provide not only free stuff, but also pay money according to the agreements signed. The ranking of Berankis is 530 at the moment.