Never Too Young?
In March of this year, IMG signed Bernard Tomic, a 13-year-old tennis player from Australia. After only being alive for 13 years, Tomic is already listed as one of the top 200 players in the world [Bernard Tomic, 13-Year-Old Tennis Star, Signs With IMG]. He will join other tennis greats Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Lindsay Davenport, etc. as clients of the mega agency known as IMG.
IMG Australia senior vice-president, Brian Cooney, believes that Tomic will be a superstar and has no issues about signing up a 13-year-old to IMG’s client roster [Tennis prodigy joins stars on IMG pay roll]. He said, â€œWinning four consecutive under-18 ITF tournaments puts him in the top 200 players in the world already, and heâ€™s just 13 years old.â€ But he is just 13 years old. Should IMG have a clear conscience about signing up such a young player, or are there some ethical issues surrounding this matter?
[tags]tennis, img, sports agent, bernard tomic[/tags]