At what age you started following tennis?

At what age you started following tennis?

  • 0-10

    Votes: 17 40.5%
  • 11-20

    Votes: 20 47.6%
  • 21-30

    Votes: 4 9.5%
  • 31-40

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 41-60

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • >60

    Votes: 1 2.4%

  • Total voters
    42
  • Poll closed .
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Deleted member 766172

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Putting 11-20 all together? That includes middle school to college over here in the States.
 
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Soul

Semi-Pro
I don't remember the year, but I was quite young when there was a match between Borg and McEnroe that had me wanting to learn how to play tennis.
 
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T1000

Legend
I remember Sampras-Agassi at the USO in 2002 (I was 10) but the first season I really remember following was 2005. Followed it religiously until the 2013 us open and now just watch the slams.
 

clout

Hall of Fame
I'm 29 and started watching Andre Agassi and Martina Hingis in the late 90's, so I would've still been about 8/9 years old.

I started watching sports at a very young age - been watching:

- Olympics since Atlanta 1996 (age 6)
- tennis since 1998 (age 8); AA and Hingis were my first fav players
- basketball since 1998 (age 8); I remember seeing this bald man named "Jordan" kill his opponent, hold a trophy, then disappear after that
- hockey since 2000 (age 10); Jagr and Lemieux were my fav players
- golf since 2000 (age 10); this Tiger Woods fella made a boring country-club game look cool for my gen
- Super Bowls since 2001 (age 11); loved Britney back in the day and to this day, I haven't seen a performance top the one in '01. I don't remember anything from the game though lol
- futbol since 2002 (age 12); R9 and Ronaldinho from that Brazilian WC-winning team had my young self in awe
- baseball since 2003 (age 13); Roy Halladay was a local favorite in hometown of TO
 
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Midaso240

Hall of Fame
I'll say 11,the likes of Agassi,Sampras,Hingis,Graf were in their heyday then. Watched most of the slams but probably not until I was 18 in 2005 that I started following/watching all the masters and smaller tournaments
 

graycrait

Hall of Fame
Early 60s, then would run to the asphalt courts with my brother and hit balls. You could buy cheap rackets in drug stores back in those days and Woolworths. Laver was my first TV tennis hero.
 

max

Legend
I was about 11 and my brother bought me a cheap aluminum frame; we went to play, and he beat me, and I didn't like that. . .

But really, my family a few times in the summer would go out for a hit; my mother was into it during the Tennis Boom and my brother and I shagged balls for the ladies.
 

ChaelAZ

Legend
I followed tennis as a kid back in the 70's. Lost touch of it for a bit until my high school days and kept up with it a bit since.
 

Enga

Hall of Fame
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.
 

ABCD

Hall of Fame
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.
Thank you for this nice post.
 
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