my parents were fairly well-off and tennis, golf, skiing, rugby r almost regarded as much social necessities as sports. they were avid watchers o the game n played weekly on the grasscourts at the club, so it was natural i wanted 2 play as soon as i was old enough 2 hold a racquet.
tennis is terrible 4 fitness tho. the calorie burn is extremely low, especially compared 2 the wear n tear on ur body from impacts. if anyone tells me they r goin 2 take up tennis 4 health reasons, i tell em to choose somethin else