Ultimate Sponsorship Thread

yonexman001

New User
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

Hall of Fame
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.
 

<3Tennis

Rookie
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

Semi-Pro
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
 
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).
 
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tenniscrazed

Guest
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.
 
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10isDad

Hall of Fame
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.
 

TokyopunK

Professional
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

Rookie
Nice choice of thread :eek:
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

Rookie
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.
 

scraps234

Hall of Fame
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
 

Babb

Professional
This thread should be stickied to end all the sponsorship threads...

(I know that I've made one before, but that was only for a few specific questions that weren't answered anywhere else.)
 

kme5150

Rookie
Does anyone know how I can contact babolat? I searched their website, but couldn't find anything useful.
Email them or call them, all of their contact info is on their website, you just have to look harder. Their info email address is really all you need to get the ball rolling.

Look at the first post and if you do not meet that criteria, you would just be wasting your time and theirs. Mighty Manfred has already posted that many times on the board.

Once you get a deal, they are great to work with.
 

AT92292

Semi-Pro
Does anyone know how to contact Head for a sponsorship? Also for anyone who is sponsored by Dunlop have any of your people that you've been talking to been responding back?
 
^^ It is true, I have posted the EXACT information on Babolat MANY times-

Like kme5150 says though:
If you DON'T meet the numbers in the first post, please DON'T bother them
IF you don't understand the requirements listed, again, Please don't bother them, either- go out and practice
(They are too busy- I hope- getting my new order for a 1/2 dozen PURE STORM LIMITEDs to me)
 

AT92292

Semi-Pro
No I am already sponsored by them but I am not getting any e-mails back and they usually reply back to me pretty quickly.
 

kme5150

Rookie
MIGHTY MANFRED THE WONDER;2317150(They are too busy- I hope- getting my new order for a 1/2 dozen PURE STORM LIMITEDs to me)[/QUOTE said:
We have been waiting for our shipment, too. :cool: We were hoping to have them before the Opens next week but I don't know if that is going to happen or not.
 

scraps234

Hall of Fame
idk about what happened to the pacific sponsorship website but it had all the details and idk about klip. im sure you could send them an email and they would tell you if you are that interested.
 

scraps234

Hall of Fame
ye as a matter of fact i was offered a fantastic offer and was about to take it untill they were sold out. full sponsorship is top 25 section and idk about partial but it varies for what section your in i think.
 

setpoint

New User
What ranking or results do you need to be able to be appart of head team elite??? What kind of things are you able to get with Head Team Elite???
 

miniRafa386

Hall of Fame
What ranking or results do you need to be able to be appart of head team elite??? What kind of things are you able to get with Head Team Elite???
3 rackets, 1 dz OGs, bag, tshirt, hat, and stencil.

what do you have to be to get a clothing sponsor, like c9, fila, etc.?
 

scraps234

Hall of Fame
^^^im not to sure i bet u might be able to email um and maybe get a good deal or ask your local rep...
 
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