How old were you when you became interested in tennis?

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  1. River Jude

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    I didn't become interested until I was 16 (I'm 19 now.) It was the summer of 2005 and I was enjoying watching Wimbledon (I'd never watched it properly before then.)

    When I was younger, I got annoyed when it came on, because it disrupted the TV schedule and all the kids' TV programmes would be messed about or cancelled.

    But I'm glad of Wimbledon now.
     
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  2. D-man

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    About 14, cause my brother played some.
     
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  3. JMS

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    14, (now 87)
     
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  4. tenniskid3119

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    12, i am now 15.
     
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  5. TheShaun

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    12 or so, now i'm 26. too bad i stopped playing from 15 to 25. what the heck was i thinking?????
     
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  6. yourmom08

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    from 15 to 17 i played in high school but never picked up a racquet outside the 2 months of our schools tennis season, then this year i played those two months and then played 7 days a week from then until now
     
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  7. LanEvo

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    started at 12 because my brother played then on and off a few yrs off now back on it at 15
     
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  8. racquet_jedi

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    I started at 4-6 cuz my dad forced me to, I got pretty good but I lost interest at like 10, but thank god for PoT cuz I got inspired to play again like 6 months ago (I'm now 13)
     
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  9. AlexP

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    Started at 8, coached until 13 then played from 7-11 grade on the school team. Took a break senior year and freshman year in college, now back at it at 19.
     
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  10. AlexP

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    p.s. wish I would've continued private lessons, I feel like a missed a huge opportunity.
     
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  11. akoni

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    started taking lessons at 6. continued to do so until i was about 10 when it took a back seat to other sports. got injured in the other sports and picked it up again in high school when i was around 15. played all throughout high school and played in intramurals in college, and now im 21 and graduated last spring.
     
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  12. Forehand Forever

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    I played a little when I was younger not much though. Then when I was like 11 I hit a huge serve (or thought it was huge back then) and that sparked my interest up again. Won a private club tournament at 12 then started to play seriously since then. Now I'm 15.
     
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  13. Breakaz54z

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    lol I thought that too. I remember specifically I said, "Oh, it's tennis.." then going off to do something else.

    Though yeah, I picked up a racket and actually hit on a court for the first time at 17. I then seriously started practicing at 19 (no formal lessons ever taken since.) I'm 22 now and still playing.. hopefully I can get to a 4.0 level if not between 3.5-4 before I start working full time after grad school in a few years.
     
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  14. tennis_hand

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    20. but only started playing in 24.
     
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  15. StealthGnome

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    14, 15 now.
     
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  16. Ethan

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    16 been playing about 2-3 months, but when i see younger kids play i think "hmm i wish my parents play and train me since i was 5" lol
     
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  17. hgb765

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    freshmen year of high school
     
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  18. Dominik

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    Haha I think of that too!!

    It's one of those "what if" things that always seem to bug me when I see kids playing.
     
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  19. J-man

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    About the same age I started and your around my age. I started at about 11 and I am 14 now. Though I would love to hit the court soon. Haven't got a ton of hitting lately.
     
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  20. thundaga

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    started when i was 10 or 11 but wanted to start 2 years before that. my best friend got me interested in tennis while i was living in fiji but i had to wait until we moved back to aus for lessons.
     
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  21. phoony

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    Started at 14. Thanks to ATP programmes.
     
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  22. Elina

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    I was 19, that was ten years ago. ;)
     
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    29 (3 years ago)
     
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  24. esm

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    13 y/o, now 31,
    but played on and off (more off than on) between 23 y/o and 30 y/o......
     
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  25. iTxMe

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    14, 23 now
     
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    7 or so, watching Wimbledon.
     
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