Tennis is managed all wrong

Miki 1234

Semi-Pro
There is basically one organisation Atp- itf that pretty much decides everything around tennis.
So couple of people 2, 3 have total control and power in tennis.
Sport that is played by the millions of people .
So very fast it becomes a pyramid sceme where few make money the rest pay .
I would personaly solve this problem very easy .
Even small city like mine gets decent budget of 500k euros per year for tennis.
I would simply make 25 price money tournaments with that. And stopped funding all other crap they do.
And would put huge taxes on outside countries , so no pro players come to play.
That is a huge money for a small country like ours and everyone would play.
In a year you would have local heroes that earn big money from tennis and drive a nice cars coz they can play little tennis.
Kids would be hooked .
All win .
More money in tennis and more budget would mean even more money in tournament and so in.
Federation funding of ayy sort is nothing but a waste . They only keep funding itf and atp anyway. Kids that will stop playing anyway. Almost all pro players are results of private sponsors anyway.
Give the people money they will come to it .
Also there are price money tournaments but its all scraps aint it.
That is the problem.
 

Miki 1234

Semi-Pro
The grand slams control tennis, everything else just moulds itself around it.
Maybe the chance will come as more and more people are not happy with tennis.
Tennis has huge potential as a sport.
Its managed all wrong .
We need local stars that make money not Federers only.
 

Miki 1234

Semi-Pro
Tennis doesn’t have a place in a Tiktok world.

People cannot hold their attention for more than 10 seconds, what are you talking about.
As i said with the same money city spends on tennis for nothing , not to mention federation money, you could have 10 kids
- adults coming on each local tournaments with the cars they bought from such tournaments.
Not even tiktok or federer can beat that .
And we are like second poorest countrie in europe.
 
what about turning tennis into a team sport?
5 players per team with each player playing only one game per set then 1 would play the extra game and tie break if there is one
 

jussumman

Hall of Fame
There is a limit to popularity, because as has been pointed out - we live with many distractions. Tennis takes hours, days even. And to learn to play, takes years or decades.
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
The ATP is run by management groups and tournament owners for which they are the monopoly suppliers of labour outside the slams.
 

Miki 1234

Semi-Pro
There is a limit to popularity, because as has been pointed out - we live with many distractions. Tennis takes hours, days even. And to learn to play, takes years or decades.
Then distract the people with better things.
People dont understand quality only money and rewards.
If local joe would win 5k dollars from one week then all would be interested .
And that is a joke of a money in regards how much is spent on just one atp that no one watches anyway.
Local joe 》 rosol , no one cares about top 100 anyway only top 10 if that....
 

Miki 1234

Semi-Pro
What i wrote in my first post will probably happen regardles sooner or later, maybe in 20 years.
And instead of silly fansboys you will have local stars and the rest wannabes will not be able to hide from real competition and money involved.
 

Miki 1234

Semi-Pro
Countries putting millions on top of millions of dollars in a way itf and atp tells them to.
And all they get is one or two players in top 100 which would be there anyway.
Not only that but best players in the world are from poor Serbia that had a budget of 100k dollars when djoko was young , small countrie of Swiss and small island malorca .
Talk about the rest being ignorant and throwing away money for nothing.
Literaly nothing.
And then you ask why america doesnt have any top players .
Well they do as atp , itf tells them.
Thats why.
 
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