Re: Sarah Borwell tells it loud and clear
Although I agree with her on some points, I still find it tough to agree with anything she says given she was on pretty decent money from the LTA whilst ushering younger players away from it and into college tennis.
Tennis is a tough sport and if you think of ITF tournaments at 25k as 5 or 6 tier level tournaments (slams, man/prem 5, prem, international and now 125) and then compare it to the same level of say football which is conference league, most of those footballers at that level have actual jobs too to make money.
There isn't much money in 25k's to be made by hosting them, but you have to also ask what the tournament holding it is doing wrong too if no one is there. Have they reached out into local schools to get the kids there for a day, like barnstaple, notts ect do. Are they working with local councils ect to promote the event?
Anna Chakvetadze Rules
Kim Clijsters - Supporting the comeback!
I have no other faves, I just hate
Last edited by sammy01; Mar 20th, 2013 at 06:02 PM.