I thought I would share this story. Hope to hear your story/perspective on how junior tennis teach kids a life lesson. My 12 yo middle schooler came home the other day appeared distraught. She told me what happened at the cafeteria. Apparently, there was a chain reaction of squashy mango being thrown from one kid's tray to another.......It ended when a custodian seeing it landed on a lunch table. He went to tell the teacher who rushed to the scene,..... furiously asking them who were involved in this crime? My daughter said she was the only one admitted while everyone else "sat quietly or looked the other way". She was reprimanded for the deed that might have started a food fight. The teacher said she would check a surveillance camera to see who else involved and urged them to come forward. No one else admitted. My daughter told me she did not understand why her friends would not state the fact. It was only her......I told her that's because "you're the only one playing tennis. Everyone else plays other sports." She looked surprised for a few seconds....then seemed to understand. The next morning she told me she sent an email to apologize her teacher for the act (without my suggestion). Her teacher replied, admired her character and maturity..and gave her a talk about making a wise decision despite peer pressure. Honesty comes easily to my daughter. In tennis, she would never cheat lines and would immediately reverse the out call if realized the ball was in. Any dispute and if the referee was called, she never lied. In junior tennis, we parents are worried about cheating and kids have to call lines themselves. In fact, that really can teach them life lesson about honesty and maturity to handle dispute and difficult situation themselves. What other life lesson your child learned from junior tennis?