Ultimate Sponsorship Thread

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

  1. geekydeveloper

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    if I live in israel, and I'm ranked top 100 in my age group in here, is it enough for a tecnifibre/ dunlop sponsorship ?
     
  2. 2ManyAces

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    So are you guys saying that posting videos on youtube will help your application?
     
  3. Andyroo10567

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    Decided to go try out Mantis strings since i probably don't have much to lose. How long does it actually take to get the order all set and ready to go? I just received an email back at noon and looks like they aren't answering calls and not responding to emails. :/ .... Been trying to contact Roger Guerrero?
     
  4. Chemist

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    How to Contact Babolat for Junior Sponsorship?

    Does anybody have the email address for the manager who is responsible for Babolat junior sponsorship in US? My son would like to apply for a partial sponsorship. He turned 16 two months ago and is currently ranked #6 in our section for B18.
     
  5. anhuynh16

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    Does he play big tournaments? (Nats), if so you could maybe try and meet Them there- otherwise I'm surprised they havent contacted him yet.
     
  6. MarinaHighTennis

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    Depends: do you have a large audience, entertaining, high quality tennis, well rounded etc?
     
  7. klu375

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    Just google Babolat USA and you will see some contact numbers. They are in Colorado.
     
  8. Chemist

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    Thank you!:)

    Their company website only shows the phone number of their headquarters in France. Google search for Babolat USA shows the following information.

    Babolat USA
    1775 Cherry Street Suite 100, Louisville, CO 80027
    http://www.babolat.com/tennis/us
    (720) 542-6290
     
  9. db10s

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    Dunlop is pretty easy.
     
  10. PhotoBlue

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    Think I'll get head partial? Filled out team head application. I'm 30's in section and around 510 national.
     
  11. MarinaHighTennis

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    Yeah head is pretty easy
     
  12. PhotoBlue

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    Ok cool and does anyone know what is included in the package?
     
  13. gplracer

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    My son has a deal with Wilson. Do the shoes still come with a warranty?
     
  14. MarinaHighTennis

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    theres 3 packages: 3/4/6 rackets ($400/500/700)
    comes with reel of string, hat, shirt, 12 racket bag, # of rackets, racket choice, stencil kit, head shoe of choice
     
  15. PhotoBlue

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    Awesome. I really hope I get it...
     
  16. Chemist

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    Babolat Partial Sponsorship

    One needs to call or email Babolat.

    Matt Manasse is their marketing promotion coordinator.
    juniorinfo@babolat.com
    Phone: 877-316-9435x144
    Fax: 303-444-2088

    The packages are 2-racket ($299), 3-racket ($399) or 4-racket ($499) including a 12-stick bag, strings (6 RPM Blast), 2 T-shirts, a cap, a pack of overgrips, and a stencil ink plus $18 ground shipping.

    Who Qualifies?

    Juniors MUST meet ONE of the following three to qualify for a Competition Team sponsorship.
    * Ranked in the Top 10 (USTA rankings) in their section for 3 consecutive months (Top 25 in SoCal, Southern, Florida, and Top 15 in Mid*West and Texas)
    * Ranked in the Top 125 (USTA rankings) in the nation for 3 consecutive months
    * Have played 2 of the last 4 Super Nationals (Easter Bowl, INTL Spring Champs, Winter Nationals, NATL Hard Courts, NATL Clay Courts)

    * Current D1, D2, D3 and NAIA College players and coaches
    * ATP and WTA players with current singles points
     
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  17. Andyroo10567

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    So basically $299 for just 2 racquets, no bags and accessories?

    EDIT : Oh nevermind.
     
  18. Chemist

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    Every package includes bag and other goodies, differing only in # of sticks.
     
  19. Andyroo10567

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    Hmm, after i payed through paypal to SSI/Mantis, they never bothered to email back, give tracking info, update status of order or anything. Its almost been a week since i payed.
     
  20. Chemist

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    Just email Matt asking for UPS tracking number. The package I ordered for my son last Thursday will arrive this Thursday.
     
  21. Andyroo10567

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    Never mind. I emailed Paul about it and he took care of it rather quickly. They misplaced my package and have just shipped it out today and they are giving me a tracking # tomorrow.
     
  22. gplracer

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    Are the rackets from Wilson usually matched?
     
  23. Andyroo10567

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    Wilson contacts a local distributor and you pick up your racquets there. At least thats what Babolat did.
    So basically, your not going to know.
     
  24. gplracer

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    No one locally has them in stock. I am ordering directly from Wilson.
     
  25. Andyroo10567

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    Then they will most likely just grab them off the shelves. Regardless if you have a full sponsorship or partial, they wouldn't spend the time to do so for 1 junior. If they did, there workers would be dead from exhaustion.
     
  26. PhotoBlue

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    How long does it usually take for head to reply? Heard nothing after 2 weeks...
     
  27. MarinaHighTennis

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    one day. I've already order three of the new graphene speed pros :)
     
  28. PhotoBlue

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    Really? I've heard nothing in about 2 weeks. Should I email them? I plan on getting 3 of the graphene speed pros too assuming I get the package.
     
  29. MarinaHighTennis

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    did you send them your ranking, etc.? They might be verifying who you are still
     
  30. PhotoBlue

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    Yeah I filled out everything on the team head application. It says they'll get back to you in less than six weeks, so maybe I'm just being too impatient.
     
  31. Chemist

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    Babolat returned our call within a day. Several years ago, Prince also returned email in 2-3 days. You may want to call them.
     
  32. PhotoBlue

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    I'll give them a week or 2 then email them.
     
  33. MarinaHighTennis

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    i know head doesn't do that. My rackets are shipped from Baltimore but I'd very much prefer picking it up at a local dealer since I have like 20 near my house haha
     
  34. Andyroo10567

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    Babolat sure does.

    Well, hopefully i move to a good location in a couple years. Just 5 years early preparation to move down to SoCal. Maybe next to the Tennis Warehouse haha. Theres like no tennis stores around where i live. Be thankful that you dont have to pay for shipping every other week.
     
  35. Andyroo10567

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    Calling them would seem like the proper approach. As long as they answer there phones.
     
  36. PhotoBlue

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    Yeah I will give them a little bit though
     
  37. PhotoBlue

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    I sent in the application again. We'll see what happens this time...
     
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    Does anyone know if these packages from Head also exist in (Western) Europe?

    If not from Head, perhaps Yonex or Tecnifibre?
     
  40. PhotoBlue

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    I freaking hate you...
     
  41. MarinaHighTennis

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    did they say no? email me
     
  42. PhotoBlue

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    Nah, just haven't responded yet. They will eventually...
     
  43. PhotoBlue

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    MarinaHigh- Did you get to chose what type of bag/shoes/string?
     
  44. MarinaHighTennis

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    yes and actually, no shoes :-?
     
  45. tennisnut123

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    Do companies like this sponsor teaching pros?
     
  46. PhotoBlue

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    Yes! Email Head and they'll probably give you a deal.
     
  47. tennisnut123

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    I was thinking because I already get Wilson sticks and can get Luxilon at a cheap price as well as shoes and clothing, but i like tecnifibre strings lol...and rackets better. But I do not know who to contact for them, and since their contact section on their website may be for a Euro division of the company (or maybe not?) im just not too sure on who to get with about it, or dunlop possibly as well, although i do not like any of their strings unfortunately.
     
  48. MarinaHighTennis

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    Are you a teaching pro? bc if you are you should already know this as its stated under USPTA. You need to be a certified pro
     
  49. Overdrive

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    So I guess it's impossible to get a Boris Becker sponsorship because the brand is extinct...

    :(
     
  50. tennisnut123

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    The only thing that I got was a ******* account lol. And the companies like bab,head,wilson sponsor people through a retail shop. Example, they give you one racket and some string...I was lucky enough that since I work along side of our head pro as a hitting partner/junior development coach that he "sponsored" me through the wilson account that he had.
     

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