FAQ

We are the first ever, accountability based sports Company specifically within the tennis industry, that sets out to protect the “sweat equity” a Coach or Trainer may provide to an Athlete or Guardian. GTP’s Association has established a uniform code of ethics, contracts, standards and accountability that everyone can agree to, while providing fair compensation and coaching opportunities for everyone.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following answers to Questions is not to supersede the Operating Agreement. This is merely offering guidelines of what the Operating Agreement states to frequently asked questions by Certified Members.

Membership fees/payments/requirements/reasons

GTP and the Association of Ethical Tennis Coaches and Players were created in an effort to bring uniformity, accountability and an opportunity for all tennis entities to unite under one umbrella. Coach’s, Trainers and Academies may now invest into the talent of an Athlete or Minor Athlete with their time through what we call the “Coaches Collective,” while Agents can initiate these Contracts and relationships and be compensated for their efforts.

  1. Uniform, familiar, easy to understand, digitally manifested and globally accepted Contracts.
  2. Uniform rules and regulations that govern all Members of the Association.
  3. To provide opportunities for Coaches, Trainers, Academies and Athletes to work together today with a promise from the Athlete or Guardian of the Minor Athlete for future reconciliation to the Coach.
  4. An independent third party (the Association) to hold all entities accountable to promises made with executed Contracts.
  5. Archived records of whom has worked with whom.

GTP has created an opportunity that allows a Coach, Trainer or Academy to provide their time through our Certified Contracts, with a promise from an Athlete or Guardian of a Minor Athlete to compensate the Coach on 15% of future Tournament Winnings (prior to taxes and withholdings). 

We give Coaches, Trainers, Athletes, Guardians, Agents, Academies and Minor Athletes all an equal voice and all an opportunity to practice better business under the same umbrella.

There are three (3) Classes of Members:

 

Representatives: Agents

Providers: Coaches, Trainers and Academies

Clients: Guardians, Athletes and Minor Athletes

 

REPRESENTATIVES:

 

Agent: A legal representative (hence agent) for professional sports figures such as athletes and coaches who desire to actively pursue a career as a professional athlete or coach by competing in professional tournaments or coaching professional players.

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PROVIDERS:

 

Coach: A person who works with people who want to learn, improve, or compete in tennis. They lead one-on-one or group practices, often at a school or club on tennis court. A tennis coach should be able to gauge student abilities and provide them with instruction to improve their skills on the tennis court.

Trainer:  A person who is a certified and licensed health care professional who practices in the field of sports medicine. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions.

Academy: A camp or training program focused on developing sporting skills. Academies or camps may be conducted over a series of days, weeks or several months.

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CLIENTS:

 

Guardian: Means, (1) a parent or legal guardian of an individual Amateur who is under eighteen (18) years of age or; (2)  A parent or legal guardian of an individual Amateur who is above eighteen (18) years of age with the express consent of the Manager, whose parent or Guardian wishes to maintain responsibility for their child or ward’s collective in an effort to maintain their child or ward’s NCAA eligibility or for other extenuating circumstances.

Athlete: A tennis player who is eighteen (18) years of age or older who desires to participate and receive professional lessons and instruction.

Minor Athlete: A tennis player under eighteen (18) years of age but is fourteen (14) years of age or older and who, with his or her Guardian’s consent and oversight, has decided to forgo his or her amateur status, and who is or desires actively to pursue a career as a professional tennis player by competing in professional tournaments.

Initial Agent Application Fee: (USD) $130

Initial Agent Membership Fee: (USD) $100 pro-rated for the year from the day of your subscription.

Agent Annual Membership Fee: (USD) $100 Per year recurring Membership fee.

Total first payment required: Between (USD) $131-$230

There are no hidden fees. All fees are also outlined in the Association of Ethical Tennis Coaches and Players Operating Agreement which you are required to read and fully comprehend prior to applying for certified status as an Agent. 

 

1) The Association will retain 20% of any collective or deferred compensation from Certified Contracts that you initiate for Providers and Clients. As an Agent you will receive 20% of what the Association collects.

 

2) The Association applies a 4% interest rate to any of the collective or deferred compensation from Certified Contracts that you initiate. Interest begins to accrue on the date that any Executed Certified Contract completes to the time when the collective is reconciled.  This will be retained by the Association.

  1. An Agent must fully understand and accept the Operating Agreement prior to beginning a profile build, completing an Application or initiating the execution of any Certified Contracts within the Association. Please seek the advice of legal counsel prior to accepting the terms of the Agreement.
  2. Complete and submit a full Application and W-9 (if applicable) to the Association for acceptance. 
  3.  Link an external bank account to ensure proper compensation.
  4. Complete your subscription with the enrollment fees and membership fees mentioned in FAQ section (What will this cost me?). Total to be between (USD) $131-$230 depending upon your date of enrollment.
  5. Understand the minimum and maximum limits you may negotiate between a Coach, Trainer and Academy with an Athlete or Minor Athlete. (See FAQ What are characteristics of the Certified Contracts under Section How does GTP work?)
  6. Understand the reconciliation requirements of Athletes and Minor Athlete with respect to Engagement and Engagement+ Contracts. (See Section Compensation for an Agent in FAQ)
  7. Know the difference between deferred and base (upfront) compensation.
  8. Conduct yourself with integrity and within the guidelines of the Operating Agreement.

NO. Absolutely NOT. In fact we recommend using other alternative forms of contracts when they are most conducive for you. GTP’s Contracts are an alternative way to conduct business in an effort to unite and protect all entities in the tennis community under one umbrella. 

  1. A platform to alert the community which Athletes you represent.
  2. Save your Clients upfront training costs.
  3. Bring opportunities to your Clients that had never before existed.
  4. Access to Contracts that are universally accepted and respected.
  5. Digitally automated Contracts.
  6. Accountability and protection on Contracts initiated by you.
  7. Be compensated for your value. Receive 20% of the principal that the Association collects for your initiation of Certified Contracts.

Stop seeking Coaches, Trainers or Academies who are willing to compromise their value in an effort to keep money in your Clients pocket.  The cheapest Coach may not be in your Clients best interest. Use GTP’s Certified Contracts that allow your Client to keep all their money in their pocket, while simultaneously valuing the Coach, Trainer or Academy who is providing service.         

 

  1. Each Contract you initiate from your profile (Start a new Contract) automatically inserts your information. You must also execute all Contracts you have initiated.
  2. At the conclusion of each Contract, a quality control email will be promulgated to ensure that services offered were provided and in fact received according to both parties.
  3. Once this acknowledgement has been made by both contracting parties, GTP and the Association, through an advanced and sophisticated servicing system, will hold the collective on the books.
  4. All Contracts are stored on confidential third party servers.
  5. Your Collective will be viewable from your own private portal titled “My Collective” from your Association’s profile page.
  6. At any time, should you feel records were not accurately updated, contact the Association immediately.

How does GTP Work?

The answer is Yes and No.

Yes: The Contracts to each specific Certified Member are identical. Once you have initiated a Certified Contract between a Provider and Client, the Contract will not be different the second time you utilize it. The only exception may be who you initiate the Contract with and the amount of service, base compensation and deferred compensation you negotiate (if the Association decides to change the body of a Contract, you will be notified)

No:  Each Contract varies slightly to cater towards what a Certified Coach will provide, a Certified Trainer will provide and to what a Certified Academy will provide for services.

Additionally, Amateur Contracts differ from Engagement Contracts and Engagement Contracts differ from Engagement+ Contracts in the responsibilities of a Guardian, Athlete and Minor Athlete and how they must reconcile their accrued Collective.

The Coaches Collective is a term GTP’s Association has conceived and trademarked to represent the total amount of compensation that a Coach, Trainer or Academy has deferred for a later date while simultaneously meaning how much deferred compensation a Guardian, Athlete or Minor Athlete has outstanding to a Coach, Trainer, Academy or Agent.

 

All Member’s Collective is held and accounted for by GTP’s Association and can be viewed by a Member at any time as to what Collective they have individually accrued or individually owe through their own private portal from their profile titled “My Collective”. All Certified Members have given the Association the permission to manage, enforce, collect and disseminate this Collective per the regulations of the Association’s Operating Agreement.

 

The Collective an Agent is entitled to is 20% of the principal amount of the 20% that GTP collects on any deferred compensation outlined in a Certified Contract (should an Agent have initiated that Contract). This equates to 4% of any Contract initiated by an Agent. Interest accrued is not included in Agent compensation.

Agents: Agents will now have “skin in the game” and any Contracts they have initiated will be under the same umbrella as Trainers, Coaches and Academies. Should an Athlete, Minor Athlete or Guardian of the Minor Athlete default in their commitments, an Agent will be protected just the same.

 

Athletes, Minor Athletes and Guardians:

 

1) These Certified Members are protected from exploitative Coaches, Trainers and Academies who sign talent to % of earnings in perpetuity. 

2) Checks and balances have been put into place ensuring negotiated deferred rates for a day, week or month long contract do not exceed a certain maximum to ensure an Athlete, Minor Athlete or Guardian is not being exploited. (See What are Characteristics of the Certified Contracts in FAQ Section How does GTP work?)

 

Coaches, Trainers and Academies: 

The collective of any Athlete or Minor Athlete from any Coach, Trainer or Academy is added together to create what we call the total Collective. Should an Athlete, Minor Athlete or Guardian of a Minor Athlete fail on any obligation or commitment to reconcile this Collective, all Members involved in the Collective will be equally represented and protected.

GTP’s Association gets rid of exclusivity. Any member can terminate contracts whenever they feel the relationship is not working. 

As an Agent, your value is in the connections you maintain. No longer do you have to feel moral obligations or allegiance to any one Provider or Client. Moving a Client to another Coach, Trainer or Academy is now possible with no hard feelings as that previous Provider knows that he or she will be compensated in the future regardless. 

Length:

All Certified Contracts can be negotiated and initiated for as little as one (1) hour up to a maximum of three (3) months.

 

Total deferred compensation minimum and maximums:

One (1) hour: (USD) Minimum $5 Maximum $750

One (1) day: (USD) Minimum $5 Maximum $750

One (1) week: (USD) Minimum $5 Maximum $3500

One (1) month: (USD) Minimum $5 Maximum $13000

 

Total accrued Collective: 

Guardian: No Certified Contract will be approved by GTP and the Association that places a Guardian over a (USD) $100k threshold for total collective (including interest).

Athlete and Minor Athlete: No Certified Contract (Engagement Contract) will be approved by GTP and the Association that places a Certified Athlete or Minor Athlete over a (USD) $100k threshold for total collective (including interest) from Engagement Contracts.

Athlete: No Certified Contract (Engagement+Contracts) will be approved by GTP and the Association that places a Certified Athlete over a (USD) $175k threshold when all Engagement Contracts added with Engagement+ Contracts put them over this additional $75k threshold.

 

Base compensation (upfront compensation):

Total up front payments must be included in the Certified Contract, however GTP and the Association bear zero responsibility in the enforcement or compliance of this base or upfront payment between a Coach/Trainer/Academy and an Athlete or Minor Athlete.

 

This is the beauty of GTP. A Member can terminate or stop working with you as an Agent at any time  and there should be no hard feelings. You will be compensated appropriately for the time and service that you rendered sometime in the future.

Sorry, we do not allow Certified Contracts for longer than three (3) months. This is to ensure both parties are not invested for an extended period of time without the ability to renegotiate. However, GTP and the Association do offer extensions to already executed Contracts.

We at GTP feel that exclusivity is a main cause of the lack of growth of the Athlete/Minor Athlete/-Provider and Agent relationship. So long as everyones value is protected, then there is no reason to compromise your value in order to obtain exclusivity and in order to establish relationships. Now should a relationship terminate for any reason, there will be no hard feelings, because as an Agent you know that the Association will ensure your proper compensation in the future.

Yes. The Association reserves the right to terminate your Certification, including but not limited to, any of the following reason:

(a) Certified Agent’s, Trainer’s, Coach’s or Academy’s gross insubordination, gross malfeasance, gross misconduct, or physical abuse with respect to any Certified Guardian’s child or ward or any Certified Athlete or Minor Athlete; or

(b) Certified Agent’s, Trainer’s, Coach’s or Academy’s infidelity, dishonesty or misrepresentation with his or her dealings with or on behalf of Certified Guardian’s child or ward or a Certified Athlete or Minor Athlete in any matter; or

(c) the conviction of the Certified Agent, Guardian, Athlete, Trainer, Coach and or Academy of a felony involving moral turpitude with all appeals period with respect to such conviction having expired or with any final appeals having been pursued unsuccessfully to conclusion; or

(d) the certification by a doctor licensed to practice in the State of Florida or other jurisdiction in which a Certified Contract is to be performed that the Certified Agent, Guardian, Athlete, Trainer, Coach or Academy is a habitual user of illegal drugs, or that the Certified Agent, Guardian, Athlete, Trainer, Coach or Academy is a habitual user of alcoholic beverages; or

(e) the repeated failure of the Certified Agent, Guardian, Athlete, Trainer, Coach or Academy to comply with the material provisions of the Association’s Operating Agreement, or with written directives of the Manager consistent herewith in Manager’s sole discretion, including but not limited to being punctual for any and all training; or

(f) any pattern of failure by the Certified Agent, Guardian, Athlete, Trainer, Coach or Academy to perform his or her obligations under any Certified Contracts without satisfactory explanation or the reason therefore in Manager’s sole discretion; or

(g) if three (3) or more Certified Contracts shall have been terminated within any twelve (12) Month period as permitted under the provisions of section 3.05(G) in the Operating Agreement, ; or

(h) the violation of any National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) bylaw, rule or regulation in relation to any individual that has executed an Amateur Contract; or

(i) Charging a Certified Athlete, Minor Athlete or Guardian a fee in excess of the maximums referenced in the Association’s Operating Agreement or FAQ Characteristics of Contracts; or

(j) Certified Agent’s, Trainer’s, Coach’s or Academy’s inappropriate, unprofessional, personal relationship with a Certified Athlete, Minor Athlete and/or Guardian in any manner in Manager’s sole discretion.

Additionally causes for termination may include:

 

  1. Failure to properly alert the Manager of extensions or changes in executed Certified Contracts.
  2. Blatantly initiating and negotiating contracts that place Certified Coaches, Trainers, Athletes, Minor Athletes and Academies beyond minimum and maximums limits as outlined in Section 3.05 (B), 4.01 and 4.02 of the Association’s Operating Agreement and FAQ Characteristics of Contracts.
  3. Having initiated three (3) Certified Contracts that have ended with termination or accusations of a breach per section 3.05(G) of the Associations Operating Agreement.

An Agent is required to know these two differences.

Base Compensation is the upfront total amount of Cash that a Guardian, Athlete, Minor Athlete or Guardian of the Minor Athlete agrees to pay a Coach, Trainer or Academy for services provided. GTP is not responsible for ensuring this compliance.

 

Deferred compensation is the amount of compensation to be paid by a Guardian, Athlete, Minor Athlete or Guardian of a Minor Athlete to a Coach, Trainer or Academy sometime in the future through either a non intrusive payment plan (Guardian) or on 15% of future Tournament Winnings (Athlete and Minor Athlete). 

 

 

An Agent Initiated Contract is any Engagement, Engagement+, or Minor Athlete Engagement Contract initiated by an Agent between a Certified Coach, Trainer or Academy and a Certified Athlete or Minor Athlete and his or her Guardian. The Agent is responsible for beginning a new contract, negotiating base and deferred compensation and term of the Contract. Each Agent will receive 20% of what GTP collects from each Collective. (Interest not included)

No. No one will be able to see the information contained within each individual contract. All contracts are held on independent and secure third party servers. However, you may choose to showcase on your profile, all contracts that you have initiated and with whom. This display is at each individual Member’s discretion from their Association profile page.

  1. (a) Understand and accept the Association’s Operating Agreement, (b) complete the Association’s Application, (c) be accepted by the Association, (d) link your external bank account, (e) subscribe to complete enrollment and Certification.
  2. Click on Start a new Contract highlighted in red above your profile page.
  3. Have a person you would like to contract but is not enrolled in GTP’s Association, assist that person in registering with the Association.
  4. Once you have been Certified as an Agent, click the contract you would like to begin.
  5. Choose the person you would like to initiate a contract between.
  6. Ensure you have negotiated the following between the Provider and Client (a) Term or total number of hours/days/weeks/or months (b) commencement date (c) services to be provided (sparring sessions, coaching sessions, hitting sessions, massage therapy, etc) (d) total upfront base compensation (if any) (e) deferred compensation (f) execute the contract and submit for Client, Providers execution.
  7. Wait for the final Contract execution from the Association.
  8. Alert the Contracting parties that they may commence work.

These things happen and we are well prepared and understanding.

As iron clad as any contract may seem, in the end, how a contract is fulfilled truly comes down to how the two entities of a contract work together. 

GTP and the Association will dispatch a quality control email one day following the last day of the term of every Certified Contract to ensure services were provided as promised.

One of two instances may occur:

  1. If as an Agent you have a Client or Provider that determine they will be able to make up the lost time in a timely fashion, then agree that services have been provided and honor your commitments to one another in the near future or file an extension. (Put a little faith in one another as honorable human beings)
  2. In the event, as an Agent, if either a Provider or Client may not be able to make up the lost time, GTP’s Association will host a mediation to determine the pro-rata share amenable for both parties to be added to the Collective from services that were rendered. Agent’s who initiated a Contract may be a part of this mediation.

Agents rolls

Agent Initiated Contracts are Certified Contracts initiated by a Certified Agent between a Certified Athlete or Minor Athlete and a Certified Coach, Trainer or Academy. The Certified Agent should assist with negotiations on upfront (base) compensation and deferred compensation.

Agents of professional Athletes currently receive zero compensation for establishing Coaching or hitting sessions for their Players. Consequently, Agents usually look for the Provider who is willing to compromise their value. In an effort to encourage Agents to value a Provider, we have created Agent Initiated Contracts so that the Agent will be compensated from a pro-rata portion of what GTP collects.

Compensation for an Agent

A Certified Agent cannot initiate an Amateur Contract since having an Agent causes a Player to forego their NCAA eligibility. No Agent may currently initiate an Amateur Contract or receive any compensation for such.

A Certified Athlete (Professional), through an Agent Initiated Engagement Contract, agrees to compensate a Certified Coach, Trainer or Academy for services rendered on 15% of their future Tournament Winnings (prior to taxes and withholdings) in ATP, WTA or ITF sanctioned events. If by the Athlete’s retirement (not having played eight (8) sanctioned ITF/ATP/WTA tournaments in one year for two (2) consecutive calendar years) the Athlete will be required to begin a payment plan identical to the payment plan of a Certified Guardian, on 14% of total collective outstanding (including interest) annually. Payments will be made to GTP’s Association by the Athlete quarterly (3.5% per quarter including interest). At the conclusion of five (5) years, a ballon payment by the Athlete is required on remaining collective to the Association.

 

So long as you as an Agent has linked an external account to your profile and have initiated a Contract, the Association will  immediately transfer an Agent 20% of any principal collected and retained by the Association (Interest not included).

An invoice is sent ten (10) days prior to the conclusion of every month to each Athlete who has outstanding collective regardless of earnings for that month. Each Athlete, if required to make a payment for previous month Tournament Winnings, will make this payment by the first (1st) of the month to the Association. So long as you (Agent) have linked an external bank account to your profile and provided a W-9 during your Application and subscription phase, your payments will be automatic and transferred directly to your account. After five (5) years, the Athlete will make a one time balloon payment on the remaining Collective. At the Association’s discretion, the Association may extend this payment plan for an additional five (5) years. An Agent will receive 20% of the 20% of principal retained by the Association or roughly 4% of any Initiated Contract.

Tournament Winnings means any monetary value a Certified Athlete or Minor Athlete receives (prior to taxes or withholdings) in consideration for playing in a professional tennis tournament that is sanctioned by the ATP, WTA or ITF or any substantially similar tennis organization that currently exists, or is created in the future. 

A Certified Minor Athlete (Professional) and their Guardian, through an Agent Initiated Minor Engagement Contract, agrees to compensate a Certified Coach, Trainer or Academy for services rendered on 15% of their future Tournament Winnings (prior to taxes and withholdings) in ATP, WTA or ITF sanctioned events. If by the Athlete’s retirement (not having played eight (8) sanctioned ATP/WTA/ITF/ITF Junior tournaments in one year for two (2) consecutive calendar years) the Minor Athlete’s Guardian will be required to begin a payment plan identical to the payment plan of a Certified Guardian, on 14% of total collective outstanding (including interest) annually. Payments will be made to GTP’s Association by the Athlete quarterly (3.5% per quarter including interest). At the conclusion of five (5) years, a ballon payment by the Minor Athlete’s Guardian is required on remaining collective to the Association.

So long as you as an Agent has linked an external account to your profile and have initiated a Contract, the Association will  immediately transfer an Agent 20% of any principal collected and retained by the Association (Interest not included).

An invoice is sent ten (10) days prior to the conclusion of every month to each Minor Athlete and their Guardian who has outstanding collective regardless of earnings for that month. Each Minor Athlete and Guardian, if required to make a payment for previous month Tournament Winnings, will make this payment by the first (1st) of the month to the Association. So long as you (Agent) have linked an external bank account to your profile and provided a W-9 during your Application and subscription phase, your payments will be automatic and transferred directly to your account. After five (5) years, the Minor Athlete’s Guardian will make a one time balloon payment on the remaining Collective. At the Association’s discretion, the Association may extend this payment plan for an additional five (5) years. An Agent will receive 20% of the 20% of principal retained by the Association or roughly 4% of any Initiated Contract.

These are next level contracts to be executed between Certified Coaches, Trainers and Academies with Certified Athletes. An Agent may only initiate a contract between a Provider and an Athlete with the express permission of the Manager if one of two following conditions exist:

 

 (1) The Athlete has been in the Top 150 Singles of the ATP/WTA within the last two (2) years or top 50 doubles of the ATP/WTA within the last two (2) years; or

(2)With the express permission of the Manager via the Engagement+ Application. 

 

By executing an Engagement+ Contract, an Athlete is required to reconcile their collective with 15% of their future Tournament Winnings (prior to any taxes or withholdings) and with 10% of any endorsement deals that are/were executed during the term of their Engagement+ Contract. 

Upon an Athletes Retirement, (not having played in eight (8) ATP, WTA or ITF sanctioned tournaments in two (2) consecutive calendar years) any outstanding Collective will be forgiven.

An invoice is sent ten (10) days prior to the conclusion of every month to each Certified Athlete who has any outstanding collective from Engagement+ Contracts. Should an Athlete have Tournament Winnings from that month, that Athlete will be required to use 15% of those winnings (prior to any taxes or withholdings) towards reconciling any outstanding collective by the 1st of the month to GTP’s Association. Should that Athlete have executed any endorsement deals during any active Engagement+ Contract, Athlete will reconcile outstanding collective with 10% of those earnings. So long as you (the Agent) have linked an external bank account and provided a W-9 during your Application and subscription phase, 20% of any Collective collected by the Association will be automatically transferred directly to your account for any Contracts you have initiated.

This is where we come in. We have developed our own blue print based upon personal experience as to how to handle these situations. Should someone default on their agreements, (which we hope no one does) then all contracts that Athlete or Minor Athlete has outstanding will be immediately terminated and any collective “on the books” will be deemed to be immediately owed and the “blue print” that we have created will be set in motion.

Agent Initiated Engagement Contracts (Explained)

An Agent Initiated Engagement Contract and Agent Initiated Minor Engagement Contract are Certified Contracts of GTP’s Association initiated by a Certified Agent and executed between either a Certified Athlete or Minor Athlete and their Guardian and either a Certified Coach, Trainer or Academy. 

 

CERTIFIED ATHLETE

The Certified Athlete must be eighteen (18) years of age or older and is the guarantor. A Coach, Trainer or Academy is compensated on 15% of the Certified Athletes future Tournament Winnings. 

Upon an Athlete’s retirement, (not having played eight (8) ATP, WTA or ITF sanctioned tournaments in one year for two (2) consecutive years) the Athlete will begin a payment plan identical to that of the Certified Guardian on 14% of remaining collective (including interest) annually. Payments to be made quarterly on 3.5% of outstanding collective (including interest).

Defined by the Association’s Operating Agreement, an Agent Initiated Engagement Contract means: a contract initiated by an Agent and entered into between a Certified Athlete, Certified Minor Athlete or Certified Guardian and either a Certified Coach, Certified Trainer or Certified Academy collectively titled “Agent Initiated Engagement Contracts,” and individually 

(a) “Agent Initiated Athlete-Coach Engagement Contract” 

(b) “Agent Initiated Athlete-Trainer Engagement Contract”  and 

(c) “Agent Initiated Athlete-Academy Engagement Contract.”

Agent Initiated Athlete-Coach Engagement Contracts provide for tennis training, including but not limited to, private or group tennis instruction, mental training, off-court training and sparring sessions by a Coach for an Athlete initiated by an Agent.

Agent Initiated Athlete-Trainer Engagement Contracts include, but are not limited to, private or group instruction, mental training, stretching, off court fitness, dietary assistance, body-building, cardio and non-cardio fitness exercises and massage therapy by a Trainer for an Athlete initiated by an Agent.

Agent Initiated Athlete-Academy Engagement Contracts provide all of the provisions of Coaching and Training as just defined, containing all of the terms, provisions, and details of the Agent Initiated Athlete Engagement Contract(s) in the Association’s Operating Agreement, as the same may be amended by the Manager, in its sole discretion, from time to time. 

 MINOR ATHLETE:

The Certified Minor Athlete must be below eighteen (18) years of age and fourteen (14) years of age or older whose Guardian is the guarantor. A Coach, Trainer or Academy is compensated on 15% of the Certified Minor Athletes future Tournament Winnings (prior to taxes and withholdings) paid by the Minor Athlete’s Guardian. 

Upon a Minor Athlete’s retirement, (not having played eight (8) ATP, WTA, ITF or Junior ITF sanctioned tournaments in one year for two (2) consecutive years) the Minor Athlete’s Guardian will begin a payment plan identical to that of the Certified Guardian on 14% of remaining collective (including interest) annually. Payments to be made quarterly on 3.5% of outstanding collective (including interest).

Defined by the Association’s Operating Agreement, an Agent Initiated Minor Engagement Contract means:, a contract entered into between a Certified Athlete or Minor Athlete and either a Certified Coach, Certified Trainer or Certified Academy initiated by an Agent collectively titled “Agent Initiated Minor Athlete Engagement Contracts,” and individually;

(a) “Agent Initiated Minor Athlete-Coach Engagement Contract” 

(b)“Agent Initiated Minor Athlete-Trainer Engagement Contract”  and

(c) “Agent Initiated Minor Athlete-Academy Engagement Contract.”

Agent Initiated Minor Athlete-Coach Engagement Contracts include, but are not limited to, tennis training, private or group tennis instruction, mental training, off-court training and sparring sessions by the Coach for the Minor Athlete initiated by an Agent.

Agent Initiated Minor Athlete-Trainer Engagement Contracts include, but are not limited to, private or group instruction, mental training, stretching, off court fitness, dietary assistance, body-building, cardio and non-cardio fitness exercises and massage therapy by the Trainer for the Minor Athlete initiated by an Agent.

Agent Initiated Minor Athlete-Academy Engagement Contracts provide Coaching and Training as just defined, containing all of the terms, provisions, and details of the Agent Initiated Minor Athlete Engagement Contract(s) in the Association’s Operating Agreement, as the same may be amended by the Manager, in its sole discretion, from time to time. 

An Agent Initiated Engagement Contract may only be signed between either a Certified Athlete of someone eighteen (18) years of age or older and either a Certified Coach, Certified Trainer or Certified Academy and initiated by an Agent, or by a Certified Minor Athlete of someone under eighteen (18) years of age but older than fourteen (14) years of age, their Guardian, and either a Certified Coach, Certified Trainer or Certified Academy initiated by an Agent.

Agent Initiated Engagement Contracts will forego a Certified Athletes NCAA eligibility. Do not initiate an Engagement Contract with an Athlete who wishes to still participate in NCAA athletics.

Upon an Athletes retirement from the sport, not having played eight (8) sanctioned ITF/ATP/WTA tournaments in two (2) consecutive calendar years, the Athlete is required to begin a payment plan on the collective outstanding to the Association (14% annually). The Athlete will receive an invoice quarterly representing 3.5% of remaining collective including interest for a period of five (5) years. 

Agent Initiated Engagement Contracts allow you as an Agent to seek proper Coaching opportunities for your Client while savings your clients up front fees. 

Yes. As an Agent you can currently initiate an unlimited number of Engagement Contracts, however you may not initiate more than ten (10) active Engagement Contracts at any one time.

Agent Initiated Engagement+ Contracts (Explained)

Engagement+ Contract means, a contract entered into between a Certified Coach, individually titled “Athlete-Coach Engagement + Contracts”, Certified Trainer, “Athlete-Trainer Engagement + Contracts, or by a Certified Academy titled “Athlete-Academy Engagement + Contracts” collectively titled “Athlete Engagement + Contracts” and a Certified Athlete who has either;

 

(a) been previously approved by the Manager to execute such Agreement; or

(b) been (i) ranked in the ATP top one hundred fifty (150) for singles or (ii) top fifty (50) for doubles any time within the preceding two (2) years of the execution of the Athlete Engagement + Contract,

which may be amended by the Manager, in its sole discretion, from time to time and contains all of the terms, provisions, and details of the Athlete Engagement + Contract in the Association’s Operating Agreement.

 

A Certified Coach to provide tennis training, including but not limited to private or group tennis instruction, mental training, off-court training and sparring sessions.

 

A Certified Trainer to provide for, but not limited to private or group instruction, mental training, stretching, off court fitness, dietary assistance, body-building, cardio and non-cardio fitness exercises and massage therapy.

 

A Certified Academy to provide, including but not limited to, all of the provisions that both a Certified Coach and Certified Trainer provide as just defined. 

 

Athlete Engagement + Contracts may also be initiated by a Certified Agent to be executed by and between two (2) Certified Members titled “Agent-Initiated Engagement+ Contracts.”

An Engagement+ Contract may be executed by and between any Certified Coach, Trainer or Academy and a Certified Athlete who has either;

(a) been previously approved by the Manager to execute such Agreement via the Engagement+ Application; or

(b) been (i) ranked in the ATP or WTA top one hundred fifty (150) for singles or (ii) top fifty (50) for ATP or WTA doubles any time within the preceding two (2) years of the execution of the Athlete Engagement+ Contract. 

If you have collective based on an Engagement+ Contract, if the Athlete does not win, then upon the retirement of the Athlete (Not having played twelve (12) sanctioned ITF/ATP/WTA tournaments in two (2) consecutive calendar years) 

 

Agent Initiated Minor Engagement Contracts

Minor Engagement Contract means, a contract executed by a Guardian, on behalf of a Certified Minor Athlete under the age of eighteen (18), and either a Certified Coach, individually titled “Minor Athlete-Coach Engagement Contract,” a Certified Trainer, titled “Minor Athlete-Trainer Engagement Contract,” or Certified Academy titled “Minor Athlete-Academy Engagement Contract,” collectively called “Minor  Engagement Contracts.” A Certified Coach to provide tennis training,

including but not limited to private or group tennis instruction, mental training, off-court training and sparring sessions, by the Certified Coach of the Athlete. A Certified Trainer to provide for, but not limited to, private or group instruction, mental training, stretching, off court fitness, dietary assistance, body-building, cardio and non-cardio fitness exercises and massage

therapy. A Certified Academy to provide, including but not limited to, all of the provisions of Coaching and Training as just defined containing all of the terms, provisions, and details of the Minor Athlete Engagement Contract(s) attached to the Association’s Operating Agreement, as the same may be amended by the Manager, in its sole discretion, from

time to time, with appropriate insertions called for by said contract and that has been accepted in writing by the Manager.

A Minor Engagement Contract may also be initiated by a Certified Agent by and between two (2) Certified Members titled Agent Initiated Minor Engagement Contracts.

As an Agent you may only Initiate a Minor Engagement Contract with the express permission of the Association.

A Minor Engagement Contract is a slightly complicated contract that requires the specific approval of the Association as the Minor Engagement Contract must be delivered to a circuit court in Palm Beach County.

Amateur Contracts (Explained)

No Agent-Initiated Amateur Contracts exists. An Amateur may not have an Agent without losing his or her NCAA eligibility. 

 

For edification purposes only, an Amateur Contract is a Certified Contract of GTP’s Association that is signed between a Parent/Guardian of an Amateur with either a Certified Coach, Trainer and/or Academy. The Parent or Guardian is the guarantor and allows the parent or Guardian to pay for services provided over a set period of time. 

 

Amateur Contracts means, a contract entered into between a Certified Guardian and either;

1) A Certified Coach titled an “Amateur-Coach Contract” providing for tennis training, including but not limited to private or group tennis instruction, mental training, off-court training, sparring sessions, by the Certified Coach of a child or ward of the Guardian or

2) By a Certified Trainer, titled “Amateur-Trainer Contract” providing for, but not limited to, private or group instruction, mental training, stretching, off court fitness, dietary assistance, body-building, cardio and non-cardio fitness exercises and massage therapy, regardless of the ward’s age, or

3) By a Certified Academy, titled “Amateur-Academy Contract”, providing either Certified Coaching or Certified Training as just defined. Collectively called “Amateur Contracts.” Amateur Contracts to be executed by Guardians who wish to retain their child or ward’s status as an amateur containing all of the terms, provisions, and details of the Amateur Contract in the Association’s Operating Agreement, as the same may be amended by the Manager, in its sole discretion, from time to time by the Manager.

Miscellaneous

We added this to ensure you enter GTP with eyes wide open. This has been created entirely to attempt to enahnce and make business in our community better. Yes we collect interest on monies “on the books” yes we charge a membership fee, yes we collect 20% of everything that we collect, but in order to run this platform our overhead is nearing $80,000 per year. If you enjoy this as an alternative business method we would love to have you be a part of the GTP movement!

Obviously we will be sad to see you go as we clearly did not cater to something that made business better for you. You are more than welcome to cancel your membership at anytime by  heading to your profile page and selecting the terminate my membership button.