College Gear Ban

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by CaliDawg, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. CaliDawg

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    Why can't players wear clothing with collegiate logos in ATP tournaments?
     
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  2. JW10S

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    ^^^the ITF, ATP and WTA have strict regulations regarding the size, location and number of logos (whatever they are) players can have on their kits.
     
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  3. ItalianStallion

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    Also they won't get paid for wearing college logos
     
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  4. GoSurfBoy

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    It's a pain in the *****. Most of the Adidas gear I was given is illegal to wear at the pro level, as the stripes are too long.

    And they REALLY hassle you, even at the ITF level. I know one guy who wore his stuff inside-out....and they STILL hassled him.

    Too much cotton content?

    Illegal.

    I complained to Adidas, and asked to swap my gear back, and for THEM to label their stuff. If you've noticed, a lot of it now says;

    "ITF/NCAA Approved"

    I can see a point to it, but when it goes overboard......
     
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  5. BreakPoint

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    Which is silly because as late as the 90's and maybe even early 2000's, most pros wore mostly cotton or all cotton clothes.
     
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  7. GoSurfBoy

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    I was just told "too much like a cotton T shirt" - even though it was a solid color, small Adi on the chest, and some 'blend' but the Director felt it and said 'no'.

    You tell me.

    I'm just going by what these people say.

    Power Trips?

    Oh, yeaaaa. Definitely seen that. While I was getting crap about my Adi wear, the guy on the court next to me had a string banner - huge - all the way across the front of his shirt.

    A guy I played in the next round told me he went through the same thing the week before at a previous stop on the tour. They stopped and measured the stripes on his sleeve, and said "too long".

    Logic?

    ATP? Government? Women?

    Yaright.
     
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  8. PBODY99

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    In your case, he is just wrong, since a collard shirt is not required, unless it was a local club rule, or he just wanted to give you a hard time
    Nike caused the flap on size of emblem a few years back which rendered my classic adidas polo illegal. Notice sleeveless are also legal
    The rules are fairly straight forward, officials have a hard job.
     
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