I am ageless, from the East Coast of usa, but living in the northern sector of california since 1964! I've been a tennis fan since before 6th grade. In 7th grade we had to write a career notebook, and I chose "professional tennis". My favs then were Aussie's and Vic Seixes
I started playing when my parents ruined my life and sent me to overnight camp at 9 years old. Maybe the clay courts reminded me of the beach I no longer got to go to in the summers. From the first I liked the sport best because there was so much to do. I wasn't just standing in left field
Actually, I liked it before that! My friends and I,in grade school, about 10 of us would congregate on one court and "play".
I was a Hingis fan, and Guga fan, a Rios fan, a Santoro fan, a Pat Rafter fan, and became a Roger fan in 2000-2001. Saw him in 2002 & 2003 at Indian Wells.
In non-tennis life I have always written, stories and poems. I am a retired HS teacher, and psychologist. I am currently writing a tennis memoir, just fisnishing the "shitty first draft..." Before I started coming here, more, I felt like I was all alone with Roger. Now I have to learn to share, lol. It is great to have a place to hear the latest, and this is the best place!