Reducing Costs of Turning Pro (hypothetical)

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  1. tribunal4555

    tribunal4555 Semi-Pro

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    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.
     
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  2. joeri888

    joeri888 G.O.A.T.

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    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.
     
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  3. AsgerHO

    AsgerHO Rookie

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    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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