Back in May, Roger Federer and Naomi Osaka made major off-court news when Federer became the first-ever tennis player listed at No.1 on the Forbes annual ranking of the World’s Highest-Paid Athletes, and Osaka, listed at No. 29, became the top-paid female athlete in history.
Besides Osaka and Federer, who earned $106.3M and $37.4M in 2019 respectively, other pro tennis players, like Serena Williams, were included in the list.
Though these players compile a great deal of money from collecting prize money on the ATP and WTA tours, their off-court brand endorsements are the key driver behind their exorbitant personal incomes.
It’s good news to learn that tennis players are achieving monetary earnings milestones on par (pun intended) with players in other professional sports, but, even better news is the fact that so many of today’s tennis greats are giving back to society in charitable ways. Just check out this list of 7 charitable foundations established by some of the tennis world’s brightest male and female stars today:
Many of today’s top pro players also individually serve as ambassadors for specific charities of choice. Spanish champion Garbiñe Muguruza, for example, is an ambassador for Room to Read, and British champion Joanna Konta is an ambassador for Centrepoint. Also, players sometimes team up for charity with efforts like ATP Aces for Charity program.
Besides donating to one of your favorite player’s foundations, if you’re an Amazon user, another easy way to donate to charities is by joining AmazonSmile.”
Are you a tennis player who’s inspired to give back to those in need today? Besides donating to one of your favorite player’s foundations, if you’re an Amazon user, another easy way to donate to charities is by joining AmazonSmile. And, if you’re in the U.S., you can join the USTA and donate to the USTA Foundation.
Giving back to serve others is one lesson we can all learn from the pros!