Konstantin Haerle Travels the World Working in Professional Tennis

Konstantin Haerle Travels the World Working in Professional Tennis

Konstantin Haerle ‘06, a former varsity tennis player at Rice University, now makes his living traveling around the world as a Tour Manager for the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

“The main responsibilities of a Tour Manager on the ATP World Tour include being a liaison between the players and the tournaments, representing the interests of the players and making sure their rights are protected and the rules are followed,” Haerle said. “My favorite parts about being a Tour Manager are working with tournaments all over the world, and making a direct impact on improving the lives of the players on our Tour.”

Haerle, who travels to about 25 tournaments a year including Houston's Men's Cly Court Championship, has quite a dynamic set of duties. They can range from participating as a key member of the scheduling committee at ATP events/grand slams to educating the players themselves on their playing schedules and ATP rules and regulations. In addition to this, he serves as a constant authority and source of communication to ensure fair execution of singles and doubles competitions.

Before joining the ATP in 2012, Haerle previously worked for the Columbus Crew and IMG. Originally from Stuttgart, Germany, Haerle double-majored in Sport Management and Managerial Studies while at Rice. He now resides in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Knostantin Haerle on the court

Chad Mozingo, a senior from Spring, Texas, is majoring in Sport Management.