Reducing Costs of Turning Pro (hypothetical)

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by tribunal4555, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. tribunal4555

    tribunal4555 Semi-Pro

    Jun 2, 2009
    Something I've been thinking about for a while, hypothetically of course, after reading Agassi's biography Open, is how Andre and Philly nearly went broke on tour. Obviously travel costs and the like eat up money fast. I was thinking about how people could save money when on tour, if they haven't been sponsored by any companies yet:

    Apparel: Wear Fruit of the Loom? :oops: It's cheap and gets the job done for me...

    Racquets: Use last year's models? Or buy some bankrupt companies' racquets, like MegaAge?

    Stringing: Buy your own stringing machine and string for yourself? Use cheap strings that still perform well and buy in reels?

    Travel: The big one. I don't know how to really reduce anything here.

    Just wondering what people's opinions were on the topic.
  2. joeri888

    joeri888 G.O.A.T.

    Jan 23, 2008
    It's a good idea to have a bit of brainstorm about this. I don't know much about these things, so.. I think that especially in Europe, a lot is possible if you travel Ryan Air.
  3. AsgerHO

    AsgerHO Rookie

    Jan 13, 2007
    Aarhus, Denmark
    If you are doing nothing else but playing tournaments, then make sure that you plan a good schedule. Future tournaments are a good start, as there are always two in a row within a comfortable distance, which can be made by bus or train. Then there would often be a new set of tournaments in the neighbour country.
    So I think concerning travelling, a solid planning is the key

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