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Francis27
09-27-2012, 04:02 PM
I want to get sponsored by head one day but how?

slowfox
09-27-2012, 05:08 PM
I have no idea. Maybe just get really good. Someone will notice.

aced_Tezuka
09-27-2012, 05:53 PM
Just be awesome.

thejackal
09-27-2012, 06:11 PM
ranking (obviously higher the better)

type of tournament played (kalamazoo/ other international events vs no-name small junior tournies)

luck (cant get sponsored if the reps don't see you playing well)

practice partners/coaching (rafa got spotted early by babolat via moya. most juniors' first contracts come through their coaches)

country of origin (better chance of getting good money if tennis is a big industry in your country)

marketability (generally proportional to physical attractiveness for girls, and for playing style and personality for guys. counter-example: Davydenko, who didn't have an apparel sponsor even when he was top-5 in the world)


ultimately, it comes down to "how much money I can make for the company which sponsors me, via additional sales." the more useful you are on that front, the better the deal you can get.

The Meat
09-27-2012, 06:30 PM
Play at a D1 school or have a high ITF ranking, or become a pro. :)

But seriously, this belongs in the racquet section or another section,

LeeD
09-27-2012, 06:33 PM
Work at a well known tennis shop.
Beat the crap out of the rep. Maybe try that in tennis.
I did both, got free PrinceChangs.

smoledman
09-27-2012, 06:56 PM
Have talent, even Davydenko has a sponsor.

RF20Lennon
09-27-2012, 07:34 PM
These guys check the local state rankings every year and contact the top guys!! So be good and get up there or there are ways you can apply if you are a certified coach or player