Taking Your Tennis On Tour: The Business, Science, and Reality of Going Pro

By Bonita L. Marks, PhD

CONTENTS

PART 1: THE ROAD TO THE PROS

Chapter 1. The College Route to the Pros

  • Surviving College
  • Does An Outstanding College Tennis Career Predict Your Pro Future?
  • Life after College and Tennis

PART 2: THE SCIENCE OF GOING PRO

Chapter 2: Physical Toughness

  • Sports Success: Born or Bred?
  • Conditioning: You Really Must "Just Do It"
  • Your Energy Systems
  • Training Specificity
  • How Do You Measure Up?
  • Muscular Endurance

Chapter 3: Nutritional Toughness

  • You Are What You Eat
  • What Should You Eat?
  • Your Basic Competition Meal Plan
  • Red Flag: The Dehydration Road to Cramping
  • Supplements: Help, Hype, or Horror?

Chapter 4: Mental Toughness

  • So You Were a College Super-Star: Now What?
  • Cultivating Discipline: The Making of a (Successful) Tennis Pro
  • Handling Match Stress: Learning from Losing
  • Handling Personal Stress: The Match Marches On

PART 3: THE BUSINESS OF GOING PRO

Chapter 5: Develop Your Business Sense

  • Can You Fire Your Family?
  • The Taxman Cometh
  • Philanthropy

Chapter 6: Financial Planning

  • Financial Wizardry: What's in Your Wallet?
  • Budget Planning

Chapter 7: Your Sponsorship Plan

  • Types of Sponsorships
  • Selling Yourself: Creating Your Tennis Sponsorship Packet
  • Whom To Approach?
  • Coming to Terms with the "No" Word
  • Don't Violate NCAA Gifting Rules
  • The Progress Report
  • About Corporate Support
  • Successful Sponsorship: Life of Brian
  • Your Sponsorship Packet Worksheets

Chapter 8: Sponsorship Contracts

  • Evaluating Your Sponsorship Contract
  • The Parties
  • Definitions
  • Promotional Rights and Exclusivity
  • Terms of the Contract
  • Renewals
  • Payment Options
  • Multiple Sponsors, Assignment, and Indemnity
  • Termination
  • Sample Sponsorship Agreement (Contract)
  • Revised Original Contract
  • Renewal/Addendum to a Contract

Chapter 9: Do You Need a Sports Agent?

  • When You Are Good Enough, They Will Come
  • Where Are the Agents?
  • Agents Listing

PART 4: THE REALITY OF GOING PRO

Chapter 10: Matchmaking

  • Choosing Your Matches
  • Tournament Resource Directory
  • Hotels
  • Train, Plane, or Automobile: Can You Get There from Here?
  • Currency Conversions
  • Weather and Other Stuff That Will Mess with Your Mind and Your Game
  • Looking for a Few Good Men — Choosing Doubles Partners, Training Partners, and Coaches
  • The Coach Dilemma

Chapter 11: Travel Toughness

  • Futures Travel: The School of Hard Knocks
  • Jet Lag
  • Less Is More
  • Body-checking
  • Don't Drink the Water
  • Medical Stuff
  • In the Players' Own Words: The Best and Worst Aspects of Circuit Life
  • Do Blonds Have More Fun?
  • When Good Players Go Bad

Chapter 12: Knowing When to 'Hang it Up'

  • The Decision

Chapter 13: Looks Like You 'Made It'

  • Knowing When You've 'Made It'
  • Looks Like He 'Made It'
  • Did They 'Make It'?

References and Additional Reading

Index

Taking Your Tennis On Tour ISBN 0972275967, 0-9722759-6-7
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Book Specifications
Chapters 13
Parts 4
Pages 206
Cover Paperback
Size 6 × 9
ISBN 0-9722759-6-7