Ultimate Sponsorship Thread

Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by yonexman001, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. yonexman001

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    Babolat:
    150 in the nation or
    15 in the section or
    played last 2 super national events
    Head:
    top 250 in the country or 25 in the section
    Prince:
    200 in the nation
    Kirschbaum:
    Full-150 in nation
    partial-ranked anywhere in the nation
    Technifibre:
    300 in the nation, but they usually give it if you are higher.
    wilson:
    Top 75 in the country
    Dunlop, Pro Supex, and Fischer:
    Not exactly sure but I'v heard they are easy
    Adidas:
    top 100 in the country or 25 in the section
    www.adiplayer.com to sign up

    Feel free to add anymore if you know them or if I am wrong you can correct me!
     
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  2. Zhou

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    I am pretty sure Tecnifibre is 250 in the nation but I may be wrong.
    Also I thought babolat was top 5 in the section. hmm..

    Just what I remember reading, don't quote me on it.
     
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  3. baghdatis

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    is this for your own age group rankings, or overall??
     
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  4. misakikidd

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    yonex single digit in your section.
     
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  5. nadalfan!

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    Nike??????
     
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  6. yonexman001

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    This is just in your age gruop
     
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  7. yonexman001

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    Nike you have to be basically top 5 in 18's and 16's and 1 in the 14's or 12's
     
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  8. <3Tennis

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    Tecnifibre is top 250 in the nation.
    Head is top 300 in the nation not 250.
    And I think Babolat is top 10 in the section for partial not 15.
     
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  9. AT92292

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    Dunlop is easy right now cuz of the D Squad program they're running but I got a partial and I'm around 500 in nation
     
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  10. MIGHTY MANFRED THE WONDER

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    Before you all get worked up... Please understand that SPONSORSHIP means, for the most part,(at least for juniors), discount packages- not free.

    Now these packages go from pretty nice (like Babolat) to just a technique for selling older stuff at a discount and calling it a prefered package (Pretty much Adidas, Fila).
     
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  11. tenniscrazed

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    I think someones tag line on this board says it best. "Just let your racquet do the talking" the sponsors will find you. It is all about being a marketable product. Rankings, don't necessarily make you a marketable product either. Sometimes just being committed to the development of your game is enough to get the preferred packages at most 2nd tier companies, especially if you are still in the 12s, 14s.

    These companies want solid kids, committed to the development of their game, and a good representation of their brand. As an example I know a player who lost all his "freebees" you name it, sticks, strings, shoes, bags the whole thing and he was highly ranked nationally. Why? Because the sponsors rep happened to be at a tournament where this young man was playing and noticed that he had a major temper attitude after almost every point he won or lost. Obnoxiously arrogant, but highly ranked. When I asked the rep why they pulled the package the reps answer was we don't have time to deal with someone that does not represent the brand professionally.
     
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  12. 10isDad

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    I would also argue that even if a company has stated minimum requirements, exceptions are made often. Much depends on how hungry the regional rep is to get certain product out there.

    Sectional rankings are not always looked at the same since the #5 in a weaker section is probably equivalent to the #50 in a stronger section.

    I agree with "let your racquet do the talking". If not, hopefully the reps are at the tournaments - go up and introduce yourself. The personal touch of a face-to-face introduction will always trump some impersonal online application.
     
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  13. scraps234

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    It says on gamma fila package top 50 section
     
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  14. TokyopunK

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    I got the Tecnifibre Preferred Player's package and I am not even ranked! I just wrote how I go to clubs and could market their product! Hahahahaha............ I serve like a girl too.
     
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  15. xnarek

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    Nice choice of thread :eek:
    By "section" does it mean
    Junior 14's, Junior 16's?
    or
    Eastern, Western?
    Lol
    I didnt know head gave sponsors to 25 (lets say) eastern. Thought it was like 10 in the nation o_O.....<<<pure guess
     
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  16. xnarek

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    Lol i know someone top 10 in the nation that has anger problems in court, and has like 3 sponsors.
     
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  17. ufg8r

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    Are you 100% sure about the requirements you posted.
     
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  18. baseline08thrasher

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    I soooo want adidas.
     
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  19. kme5150

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    Play your best and have a goal in mind.

    Everything else will fall into place from there.
     
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  20. scraps234

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    Adidas adiplayer I got when I was in the 30s and I asked them and they said I could be fit in I also got a nice dealer named rick
     
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  21. Babb

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    This thread should be stickied to end all the sponsorship threads...

    (I know that I've made one before, but that was only for a few specific questions that weren't answered anywhere else.)
     
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  22. scraps234

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    what is the requirment for polyfibre or Pacific?
     
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  23. binomialtheory

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    Does anybody know the requirement for yonex?
     
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  24. scraps234

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    top 10 in your section i think i heard you have to be single digit to
     
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  25. djokster

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    Does anyone know how I can contact babolat? I searched their website, but couldn't find anything useful.
     
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  26. Carlo Colussi

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    Are you????:confused:
     
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  27. babolatking

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    Pacific Strings??? They are sweet but a 25-35$ its a rippppppppppppp
     
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  28. kme5150

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    Email them or call them, all of their contact info is on their website, you just have to look harder. Their info email address is really all you need to get the ball rolling.

    Look at the first post and if you do not meet that criteria, you would just be wasting your time and theirs. Mighty Manfred has already posted that many times on the board.

    Once you get a deal, they are great to work with.
     
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  29. AT92292

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    Does anyone know how to contact Head for a sponsorship? Also for anyone who is sponsored by Dunlop have any of your people that you've been talking to been responding back?
     
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  30. MIGHTY MANFRED THE WONDER

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    ^^ It is true, I have posted the EXACT information on Babolat MANY times-

    Like kme5150 says though:
    If you DON'T meet the numbers in the first post, please DON'T bother them
    IF you don't understand the requirements listed, again, Please don't bother them, either- go out and practice
    (They are too busy- I hope- getting my new order for a 1/2 dozen PURE STORM LIMITEDs to me)
     
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  31. AT92292

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    No I am already sponsored by them but I am not getting any e-mails back and they usually reply back to me pretty quickly.
     
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  32. Macdaddy1129

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    just an idea but i think it would be nice to also have a list of what you are offered with a preffered players package from each of the different brands you previously listed
     
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  33. kme5150

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  34. binomialtheory

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    Are there any other brands with sponsorships? Topspin? Luxilon?
     
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  35. scraps234

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    ye i would like to know that to i think luxilon comes with Wilson sponsorship but idk about topspin...
     
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  36. toP SPin GEEk

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    How do you get Yonex sponsorship?
     
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  37. Macdaddy1129

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    What are the requirements for a pacific sponsorship? If they have an application, can anyone give me the link?
     
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  38. scraps234

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    they used to have a web teampacificusa.com but idk what happened...
     
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  39. tenniskillz

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    any1 know the requirements for pacific or klip?
     
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  40. scraps234

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    idk about what happened to the pacific sponsorship website but it had all the details and idk about klip. im sure you could send them an email and they would tell you if you are that interested.
     
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  41. Macdaddy1129

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    anybody know the requirements for volkl?
     
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  42. scraps234

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    ye as a matter of fact i was offered a fantastic offer and was about to take it untill they were sold out. full sponsorship is top 25 section and idk about partial but it varies for what section your in i think.
     
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  43. toP SPin GEEk

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    Yonex sponsorship requirements?
     
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  44. scraps234

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    single digit in your section
     
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  45. Mr Korny

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    How would one fair getting a Babolat/ Tecnifibre etc. sponsorship is he is playing D3 tennis next year?
     
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  46. Mr Korny

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    bump......
     
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  47. setpoint

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    What ranking or results do you need to be able to be appart of head team elite??? What kind of things are you able to get with Head Team Elite???
     
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  48. miniRafa386

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    3 rackets, 1 dz OGs, bag, tshirt, hat, and stencil.

    what do you have to be to get a clothing sponsor, like c9, fila, etc.?
     
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  49. yonexman001

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    do you know if they give preffered player deals?
    I don't really feel like paying full price
     
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  50. scraps234

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    ^^^im not to sure i bet u might be able to email um and maybe get a good deal or ask your local rep...
     
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