Today I was volunteering (actually more like forced labor) at my church's yard sale where people donate their old stuff and the church sells it back to other people. I found an old woodie racket that I bought for 25 cents. Before all of that, I snapped a string on my main racket and was going to have it strung today. But now my mom isn't going to pay the $5 charge for stringing (my stringer's a very close friend of mine which is why it's cheap) because she thinks I can play full-time with a wooden racket that's technically not allowed in play (it's 26 inches, which means it's too short to play with.) I only have those 2 rackets, I have to bike to all my practices and matches (2 miles to the courts,) and my parents really don't bother to help me in my tennis at all. Not financially or emotionally. I understand that they hate athletics (my family is really, REALLY into the catholic church and singing and all that) but they don't bother to help me with anything. In fact, my sister once hid my racket bag with all my stuff in there for a week. (sigh) Anyone else have to deal with non-supportive families?