How do low level pros make a living??

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  1. pound cat

    pound cat G.O.A.T.

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    Or be like Safin's mother who saw the talent and found a sponsor to pay for his time training in Spain. The deal was that they would pay him back...which Marat did over a number of years.
     
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  2. HunterST

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    You mean just for school? He can't play for the team now can he?
     
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  3. ttbrowne

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    It's very easy to find out. Go to http://www.atpworldtour.com/Rankings/Singles.aspx
    Find his name and it'll tell you his career earnings and his earnings for the year.
    This is just the money he's won though.
     
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  4. ttbrowne

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    You can contact the facility where they're having the event. It's better if you're a member there. They can give you info on how to do it. Still, You may not qualify.

    The transportation is the thing. The players have their own schedules and they must be able to get to the courts and practice at a certain time or if the whim hits 'em and there's a court open. They may call a buddy and hit to correct soemthing in their game. So you end up as a taxi. It's better if you have no responsibilities that week.
     
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  5. Rob_C

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    His eligibility is most likely up. 1st, he'd have to pay back all the money he earned which is unlikely he'd be able to do.

    2nd, he's been competing after high school and he has 5 yrs, after finishing high school, to complete his four years of playing eligibility. Along with that, for every year he competes in organized activities (tournaments), he loses a year of eligibility.
     
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  6. sureshs

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    Here is a great idea: create a forum on this board where struggling pros can post their needs (lodging, money, tickets etc) and ask for donations. TW posters can then "adopt" the pros they like and fund them. The pros can offer free hitting sessions in return when they are in town.
     
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  7. LeeD

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    Every sport needs something like that, to help the struggling pros.
    When I was roadracing, I needed friends on the EastCoast as well as LA area to crash out with....
    Motocross, mostly LA and SanDiego, but also up in Washington.
    Tennis, only LA as I was never insured a guaranteed spot in the Q's, so was tentative about travel.
    Windsurfing, from Sylt to Tarifa, to Oahu and Texas, I always had to scramble for a place to lay my sleeping bag.
     
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  8. Psyballa

    Psyballa New User

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    I actually second this idea. It sounds like a good way to attract professional attention and in return the struggling pros get help making ends meet.
     
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  9. Rob_C

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    U played pro qualies???
     
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  10. sureshs

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    I am willing to host Sharapove and Ivanovic (room and food at my place, shared bathrooms only). You can have Melanie Oudin.
     
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  11. zapvor

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    i find it very very sad that even being in the top 1000 you dont make enough. in most other sports top 1000 is good money, 100K at least
     
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