Thank you for this nice post.My dad watched tennis and played very rarely when I was 5 or 6, but I didn't really care about tennis until I was 11, because I had a game called mario power tennis. Both my sister and I liked the game so we drew our own makeshift tennis court and tried to play. Joined a tennis club in the 7th grade. I never really cared for pro tennis as entertainment until I moved to the Philippines, and I was around 16, when I saw some youtube videos of Federer highlights and it got me back into it. Became my obsession to the point where I would take a ride an hour away just so I could play for 30 minutes with a ****ty tennis ball at the nearest court. It was scary every time, because all the taxi drivers saw me as potential easy pickings as a foreigner, and tried to scam me all the time. I still don't much care for pro tennis. It's just my way of holding myself over when I can't play tennis myself. Would much rather be playing it than watching it.