Recently, we had a thread as to why the public doesn't perceive tennis as macho. I want to take just a slightly different angle. Why does the public perceive tennis as easy? At least in my experience, it seems as if it's the only sport that middle schoolers/high schoolers who have never played it, think that they can make their school's team. In all reality, it's other sports--sports that require raw athleticism, not a refined skill set, that they could play.