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yonexman001 04-12-2008 08:41 PM

Ultimate Sponsorship Thread
 
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!

Zhou 04-12-2008 08:45 PM

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.

baghdatis 04-12-2008 09:22 PM

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

misakikidd 04-12-2008 10:13 PM

yonex single digit in your section.

nadalfan! 04-13-2008 04:48 AM

Nike??????

yonexman001 04-13-2008 06:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by baghdatis (Post 2247560)
is this for your own age group rankings, or overall??

This is just in your age gruop

yonexman001 04-13-2008 06:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nadalfan! (Post 2247869)
Nike??????


Nike you have to be basically top 5 in 18's and 16's and 1 in the 14's or 12's

<3Tennis 04-13-2008 07:03 AM

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.

AT92292 04-13-2008 04:04 PM

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

MIGHTY MANFRED THE WONDER 04-14-2008 11:42 AM

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).

tenniscrazed 04-14-2008 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MIGHTY MANFRED THE WONDER (Post 2251502)
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).

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.

10isDad 04-14-2008 06:02 PM

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.

scraps234 04-27-2008 10:03 AM

It says on gamma fila package top 50 section

TokyopunK 04-27-2008 11:04 AM

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.

xnarek 04-27-2008 12:17 PM

Nice choice of thread :o
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

xnarek 04-27-2008 12:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tenniscrazed (Post 2251743)
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.

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

ufg8r 05-01-2008 03:35 PM

Are you 100% sure about the requirements you posted.

baseline08thrasher 05-01-2008 05:51 PM

I soooo want adidas.

kme5150 05-02-2008 11:03 AM

Play your best and have a goal in mind.

Everything else will fall into place from there.

scraps234 05-03-2008 06:50 AM

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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