Yes I totally agree !
My love for tennis grew a loooot when I first arrived on TF (in 2006 then I registered and overcame my shyness
and now 15k posts
), it allowed me to follow pretty much all tournaments, to know much more about other players, it sparkled any interest about journeywomen.... I was able to keep up on drama, and stuff...
And fans of course ! My brothers are into rugby, my parents dislike tennis, and the few friends I had hate tennis.
They make fun of me a lot though. They love to troll me. But then they were not interested so their troll only lasted a few hours (2006 Wimbledon final rofl).
Soooo TF got very veryyy entertaining from that point of view.
I was able to analyse tennis, to learn infos, but there are sites about it. The biggest difference is that I can laugh, argue, rejoice or be bitter with fellow tennis fans. I didn't feel alone nor stupid anymore for caring about a mere tennis match.
Look, my fave retired, but I keep coming here because despite all sad haters we can meet here, it's a fantastic place where I met great people and where I can still chill out about my favourite sport.
When I stopped coming here for months this year, I stopped following tennis at all. Once I came back, bam, back to Tennis land.
Last thing, I won't thank my english teachers for my level of english. Thank you TF and everyone out here.
(and that helped me to pass my exams as I scored a great grade in english which saved them