Originally Posted by irishbanger
Just an addendum: Yes, I quit smoking! I became a "racket head" the more I got into the sport, and I really wanted the new Prince racket that was currently being hyped. At $200 a pop, the wife OK'd the purchase of a couple so long as I quit smoking. The day the UPS man delivered my rackets from Tennis Warehouse I stubbed my last cigarette out on my garage floor and never looked back. Quitting was easy because I was motivated.
Excellent! I'm on day 31 right now and although tennis wasn't my sole inspiration for quitting, it's definitely a part of it. People like quitters in this case.