Well, I played tennis solely for fun for the first 15 year or so, at that point, my body started telling me I was not going to continue without getting in better shape.
That led to working out consistently until kids came around and my business required much more intensive time. Now I try to push my athletic envelope for exercise sake every time I step on the court...and as my consistency and ability improved I can't help but think...why didn't I do that when I started...idiot.
Now I look at tennis for basic 'get your butt moving' exercise and fun and look at working out for longterm injury protection.
Boris Becker Melbourne
"To resist despair in this world is what it is to be free"