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  1. Aman Attique Khan

    Aman Attique Khan New User

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    Anyone knows which companies are there to sponsor for apparels for asians and also tell me about some multinational companies which sponsor tennis players and give them a source of income or financial aid.I would be glad.
     
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  2. LanEvo

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    Unless you are a ranked pro inside the top 100 of the ATP, I really dont see any sponsor offering income/financial aid, aside from maybe a discount or a reduced price for a package of their tennis product.
     
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  3. Aman Attique Khan

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    Well I am ranked 3 in Pakistan in Under 14 category and am currently sponsored by Kirschbaum for their tennis strings and Pacific for their tennis rackets,bags and grips.I was wondering that I might be able to get sponsorship from apparels company and also from the multi national companies as a source of financial aid as I want to play Orange Bowl Tennis Tournament and for that I need some financial support.Some help can bring me near to my dream.I will be glad.
     
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    call up all the companies. i would say focus on winning more points than it will be easier.
     
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    If you're good enough, they'll call you. Like I said in the previous topic (that somehow got deleted), if you want large companies to take a gamble on you so much that they'll pay for your airfare, tournament entry fees, etc... you'd better be worth it. #3 in your country is great and all, but for someone to warrant having thousands of dollars being spent on them, your ranking should be much higher than that. MUCH higher. What is your rank overall in your age group in Asia? What about the world? I doubt even top ITF players have companies that back their traveling fees, tournament fees, etc.

    Get to undisputed #1 in your country. Then call up any ex-ATP player from Pakistan (there are probably a few, or ask the davis cup captain) and see what kind of advice they give you. This isn't the place, I reckon, for such inquires.
     
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    Thanks for your advice.Maybe I would be selected in my country's team to represent it in Qatar Team Event Under 14 so in that I may be able to grab the attention of some sponsors of that tournament so that they may sponsor me.

    Secondly the problem is that I don't have enough funds to play in ATF's, ITF's and that is the reason I was asking for some help.

    Here in Pakistan only cricket is having monopoly and no one even notices about tennis players. Aisam is on the tour and is ranked good in the world because he belonged to a well off family and trained and played ITF's with his own money in his early times.Others don't have that finances and can not be seen in the ATP or ITF circuit despite having great talents.

    Another thing is that every company in the world sponsors US tennis players or the players of USPTA and no one even have any dealers here in Pakistan except few which which are not bearable and are sort of people who do not want the promotion of this sport in the country.

    Guys if any company that can help me so please tell me.I would be keen to seek your advice.

    Regards
     
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  7. Aman Attique Khan

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    Any more suggestions guys?
     
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  8. Aman Attique Khan

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    is there any other way?
     
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  9. LeeD

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    You can't sit at home and expect companies to reply to your requests for sponsorship.
    You HAVE to go to tournaments, you HAVE to be visible and play at least competitively, but most important of all, you HAVE to talk to reps, company executives, and get your name and PICTURE in the newpapers and sports magazines.
    It's called "self marketing". Do what it takes to be visible, you have to play well, and you have to show up for every tourney.
    Nobody is going to give you a handout if you expect them to do the work.
    You can get a job at a tennis shop, get employee discount stuff at the same price as college sponsored athletes. But, you have to visible, you have to get to tournaments no matter how, and you have to play decently with some chance of winning.
     
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  10. Aman Attique Khan

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    Thanks for that.I will consider that.:)
     
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