Finances for Teams Going to Nationals

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by FuzzyBalls1979, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. FuzzyBalls1979

    FuzzyBalls1979 New User

    Aug 7, 2012
    Since the various National Championships are right around the corner, it got me thinking, what kind of financial assistance do Districts and/or Sections give to their teams that have qualified?

    It seems like they would help out some since there's only two teams (men and women) per Section per rating level. I can't imagine any individual District having more than a couple of teams qualify either.

    Is the amount each District/Section gives to their teams standard or does it vary? How much is typical? Team entry fees are what, like $500? If a team is taking say 10 guys and you account for 10 plane tickets, 3 nights per person at a hotel, and rental cars then I am sure the costs can get pretty high. It'd be nice if each team got at least a few hundred bucks per person or maybe either their airfare or hotels reimbursed but I highly doubt that is the case.

    Wouldn't it be a nice reward for Sectional Champions to have at least 50% of their trip covered? I bet the USTA could afford it.
  2. Cindysphinx

    Cindysphinx G.O.A.T.

    Aug 31, 2006
    Yes, funding would be nice. Not gonna happen.

    My 3.5 senior ladies team did a bunch of fundraising. This included shaking down friends and family, selling food and drink at Districts, and raffelling off a donated racket. Most of the money raised came from gifts, $20 here and there.

    There were ten of us, so we rented two houses and two vans. When all of the fundraising was split equally, each player owed $200 toward the house and vans, plus her own food and airfare. Not bad. Staying at the host hotel would have cost way, way more.
  3. dode

    dode Rookie

    May 15, 2009
    Kansas City
    From my recollection, our section pays the entry fee, which I think this year is $550 plus some fee? Travel expenses are not covered in any way.

  4. NTRPolice

    NTRPolice Hall of Fame

    Aug 11, 2012
    Our section pays our entry fee depending on what it is. I believe adult gets covered 100% while senior mixed gets only 50%.

    As someone else said, I believe this amount is $500 or $550. It comes out to about $50 per person.

    Travel, car, hotel are not covered.
  5. samarai

    samarai Semi-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    the local team advanced to nationals last year and I believed was offered 2000 for the team from USTA. Not much when you have like 15 guys on the team. What they did was they organized a one day fundraising tournament at our local courts for 50 dollars a person. Actually had a good turnout as everyone was there to support them. Had a lot of donations for food and beer which made the day very memorable.

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