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Cost of touring?

n8
03-14-2010, 07:16 AM
It is very expensive to play on the tour. Travel costs and accommodation costs for you and your team, equipment costs and entry fees all contribute. Not to mention the cost of a fitness, coaching and management team. For players without sponcership, does anyone know how much a player must earn in prizemoney to break even?

This link (http://stevegtennis.com/rankings/2009/$$122809.txt) shows that a lot of people earn a lot of money (205 players earned over US$100,000 in 2009) on tour, but I'm curious as to what their takings would be net of expenses. I know it depends a lot on how big your team is and where you choose to tour, but some ballpark figures would be nice.

Smoke944
03-14-2010, 07:20 AM
I've seen many times that the expenses for a year for a challenger or low ATP player that may or may not travel with a coach add up to like 80-100k. Obviously add more if they travel with a fitness guy and whatever.

abraxas21
03-14-2010, 07:46 AM
This link (http://stevegtennis.com/rankings/2009/$$122809.txt) shows that a lot of people earn a lot of money (205 players earned over US$100,000 in 2009)

does that include taxes?

100000 bucks ain't that much when you have to travel around the world paying for everything. the life of a tennis player outside of the top 60-70 is generally quite tough... I'd dare say many players don't make it basically for lack of money.

Action Jackson
03-14-2010, 08:48 AM
There is an article about this and I will bump it. Playing on the challenger circuit is not glamourous and futures even less so.

n8
03-14-2010, 10:48 PM
I've seen many times that the expenses for a year for a challenger or low ATP player that may or may not travel with a coach add up to like 80-100k. Obviously add more if they travel with a fitness guy and whatever.

does that include taxes?

100000 bucks ain't that much when you have to travel around the world paying for everything. the life of a tennis player outside of the top 60-70 is generally quite tough... I'd dare say many players don't make it basically for lack of money.

There is an article about this and I will bump it. Playing on the challenger circuit is not glamourous and futures even less so.

Thanks everyone.

Jomp1
03-14-2010, 10:51 PM
I've heard something along the lines that you should be around top120-150 to break even/make little profit. Not sure if accurate, but seems probable.

DualMedia
03-14-2010, 11:06 PM
it is very expensive to be on the tour especially if u r not endorsed. I encourage all players who did not excel during juniors to get a college education, just in case you dont make it big time.

Brazilianmug
03-14-2010, 11:39 PM
There is a very detailed article about this very issue in the brazilian Revista TÍnis (Tennis Magazine) with some answers to your questions, talking about expenses and what you have to make to cover them in futures, challengers and in ATP Tour. Sadly, it is in portuguese, when I get around to it I'll translate and post it, but if you want to try your luck with some translation service, the link is: http://revistatenis.uol.com.br/edicoes/66/artigo129079-1.asp?o=r
It is five pages long, so make sure you go through it all.

NYMIKE
03-15-2010, 02:15 AM
Thanks I never asked the same question but always wondered the same thing. Google translator works and easy to use this was my first time using it.