The limited power of tennis associations result in a profesionnal tennis structure consisting of hodgepodge of varios organizations with different juridictions. Players' groups, tournament owners and sponsors exercise control. Companies such as IMG and Octagon frequently own tournaments, and at the same time represent players, as well as sit on the tour boards. The ATP, like the WTA, is a hybrid of labor and management under one roof: the tournaments and players each get three board votes, with the tour president holding the seventh and potentially tie-breaking vote. Current Board of Directors Chairman Chris Kermode Player Representatives Roger Rasheed Justin Gimelstob Giorgio di Palermo Tournament Representatives Gavin Forbes Mark Webster Charles Smith It's been reported that players on the ATP tour receive between 15 and 28 percent of revenue from tournaments, with the cut reportedly even less from lucrative Grand Slam events. That pales in comparison with leagues like the NBA, where players receive between 49 and 51 percent of basketball-related income in the current seven-year agreement. The minimum salary for an NBA rookie this season is $815,615, while a 10-year-veteran is guaranteed $2.2 million. Yes, the take for players at major tournaments has increased in recent years, with this year's winners at the Australian Open receiving $3.1 million (an increase from $2.7 million from last year) and first-round losers walking away with $34,500 this year. But when you're at a non-major, you don't get that kind of money for just showing up. And if you're a player ranked outside the top 100 in singles (and the top 50 in doubles), playing tennis continues to be a struggle. Between flights, hotels gear and training facilities, the hardships of professional tennis players who exist outside the limelight have been well-documented. Do you think it is acceptable that professional players continue to not have their own union defending their interests ? ATP's No.1 asset is professional players, and as long as they are not better represented, tennis will remain a niche sport.