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View Poll Results: Did you first play or watch tennis?

I watched first, then started to play 10 52.63%
I played first, then started to watch 6 31.58%
Starting to play and watch weren't related to each other 1 5.26%
I watch only 1 5.26%
I play only (but I'm still at MTF) 1 5.26%
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:05 AM   #1
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Default Has watching tennis made you play tennis or vice versa?

When I started to play tennis I hadn't followed tennis very closely. And I didn't first play because I was a tennis fan. But playing tennis made me interested to watch tennis.

But what's the case with you, did you first play or watch?
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:10 AM   #2
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watched (bits of) Wimbledon aged 4-7, started playing at 7
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:29 AM   #3
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I have played tennis on no more than a few occassions. It's difficult to hit the other side of the court, and therefore not very enjoyable.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:17 AM   #4
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I watch only, but would like to play. However, I don't think I'd be any good.
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I watched tennis for many years before I started playing. I can say I would have never started if I didnt first watch some great tennis, it was my inspiration.
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I started playing at 5, but didn't watch until 7, and didn't follow obsessively until 12 or 13.

So playing the game introduced it to me, to be honest.
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I watched first, then played. Totally didn't give a shit about sports though, until I randomly saw Roger play on TV one day.
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I started tennis when I was 5, so I played first obviously.

Became a fed fan when I was 13.
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If you think I spend time watching mugs clown around on a tennis court, then you're mistaken. It explains my quality analysis.

But playing is hella fun.
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Watched first at Wimbledon 2001. First played around USO 2004
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I have played tennis on no more than a few occassions. It's difficult to hit the other side of the court, and therefore not very enjoyable.
Same here, I voted "I don't play" because I don't think having played 2 or 3 times counts.

I think I would like to play actually, but I already dance and skate, and that's almost unreasonable already, I wish I could practice ten other sports but I don't have time
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Hard to say. I started playing when I was 7, so I'll just go for ''I played first, then started to watch'', since I obviously didn't really follow the tour yet at that age.

But the year before I already went to Roland Garros, so that's pretty hardcore for someone who doesn't watches tennis .
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