Anyone else get this feeling from others in the community? I often get looks and comments from other parents about how I take my son's tennis too seriously. He's 8. I think tennis parents get an undue reputation because to others it seems like we're out there all day every day Mike-Agassi-ing our kids. In reality, he practiced 3-4 times a week for 1 1/2 hours and played 4 tournaments this summer. So, total hours a week are around 8. He loves tennis and had lots of time to do other things. Now, compare that to other sports and it's no different. His friends that play soccer have camps that last all day for several weeks, play in leagues that have practice 3-4 days a week and play tournaments. His friends that play baseball practice everyday for hours and play tournaments. His friends that play football are practicing 4 days a week in full pads, in August heat, and have games on weekends. Other parents are just as fanatical about their sports. So, why am I the crazy one? My theory is that tennis has little to no infrastructure. It's usually a parent, a coach, or maybe a isolated clinic/camp. If it's a parent like me, we're always seen at the club, seemingly every day for hours and hours, whereas other sports have the drop-off and out-of-site factor. Other tennis parents, what do you think?