Lagardère Sports Signs NextGen Player Danny Thomas
Lagardère Sports announced today it has signed elite American junior tennis player Danny Thomas for management and marketing representation.
Thomas, who is 17-years old, was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and grew up in Columbus, Ohio, where he first picked up a tennis racquet at the age of five. He reached the top 20 in the world on the ITF Junior Circuit before turning pro, and was the youngest American player in the top 20. He also advanced to the Quarterfinal round in the US Open junior tournament last month.
“I am excited to partner with Lagardère Sports as I launch my professional career,” said Thomas. “Being successful on the court means having the right team around you, and by working with the Lagardère Sports team I’m confident in the plan we have to grow my career on and off the court.”
“We are thrilled to have Danny join the Lagardère Sports family and help him launch his professional career,” said Julien Cassaigne, Lagardère Sports, Senior Vice President of Tennis. “With a big serve and great quickness, Danny has all the right tools to compete at a high level as a professional even as he continues and develop his game. He has an immense amount of potential and are excited to work with him as he begins to compete at the next level.”
Lagardère Sports has a rich history in tennis that encompasses several of its key business lines. The agency’s Tennis Division represents several top ranked players for management or marketing representation, highlighted by No. 1 ranked Simona Halep, No. 6 ranked Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Konjuh, and Richard Gasquet on the men’s side. It manages a number of top ATP and WTA tennis events globally, including The Citi Open® in Washington, D.C., the Ski Star Swedish Open, and the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore. Also, the agency’s Media Division markets the television rights for more than 20 professional tennis tournaments to regions around the world.