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Funding a Pro Career ft. Jamie Loeb

Welcome to Season 13 Episode 4 of the ParentingAces Podcast, a proud member of the Tennis Channel Podcast Network. Former NCAA Women’s Singles Champion, Jamie Loeb, joins me this week to discuss her transition from junior tennis to an outstanding career at the University of North Carolina to her current status on the WTA Tour.

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I first met Jamie and her mom while she was still playing the Junior Slams. Ever since, I have followed her career through college and now on the pro tour. Until recently, it’s been a pretty seamless transition moving through the various levels of the game. However, in recent years, Jamie has been challenged financially as she continues to fight toward reaching her goals on the tennis court.

In this episode, you will hear Jamie’s very frank accounting of life on tour when you are outside the Top 150 and struggling to pay for travel, training, medical care, and other costs of being a professional athlete in an individual sport. She works every single day to build and promote her brand so that she can attract sponsors and financial backers to allow her to stay on tour. That’s on top of the rigorous training, travel, and competition schedule she has to maintain. It all looks very different from what most of think of when we picture the life of a pro athlete!

To get more information on Jamie’s career and how you might be able to help her stay on the WTA Tour, follow her on Instagram at – her DMs are open! You can also email me at [email protected], and I’ll be happy to connect you. If you’re an X user, follow Jamie there at

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Intro & Outro Music: Morgan Stone aka STØNE

Audio & Video Editing: Lisa Stone


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