Professional athletes often find the transition to ex-player daunting. For some, moving on after the lights have dimmed and the applause has subsided can be overwhelming, and they soon find themselves broke and disillusioned.

Others seek opportunities in new industries, investing their money in, and attaching their names to, restaurants, car dealerships or record labels.

For former world No. 1 tennis player Jim Courier, life after hitting the ball was a chance to build on what he had accomplished.

In 2000, after finishing a 12-year career in which he won four major singles crowns, Courier saw a chance to capitalize on elite tennis players who were in or near retirement and still pining to compete.

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