Henman: Tours should increase prize money
Former top British player Tim Henman says it’s time for the tours and ITF-level events to start paying out more prize money now that the four Grand Slams have increased prize money.
“Twenty-three years on, the Challenger tournaments are still paying exactly the same money that they were then,” Henman told The Telegraph. “Players need to look at their own tours, which are run separately from the slams, and ask why they haven’t improved the funds on offer…
“People need to know that they can make a living. We are losing a lot of the best athletes to other sports at the age of seven or eight, which is exactly the time when you want to get a racket into their hand.”