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i am a firm believer in that but this is merely an observation and is an indication that the sport hasn't spread to all parts of the world......
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You need money, good coaches, sports facilities, tradition of playing tennis... And I think black people prefers other sports than tennis...

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You need money, good coaches, sports facilities, tradition of playing tennis... And I think black people prefers other sports than tennis...
Yup Yup.

Everything you said, including access and interest.

The irony is though, if you look at France and the US (two countries that have enough black people), you'll see a lot of their top pro's or juniors are black (and increasingly so), which is one of the reasons why I find this question so incredulous.

And the last that I knew, tennis wasn't a "MAJOR" Sport. Of course it's a "Major" individual sport. But you have a much better chance of viewing/knowing an athlete from a team sport on TV, as well as playing/making money in it, than an individual sport like tennis.

You need a lot of desire, excess funding, training or money to excel in tennis, cause the odds are more in your favor to turn your efforts toward team sports.
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every other major global sport is not dominated by any particular race, then why only tennis? what could be the reasons? are blacks more athletic than whites and are suited for far more physical games? or is it just that whites are more interested in this sport and other races not that much?
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There's an answer to this question, but you're stupid if you have to ask it.

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Basketball and table tennis...
basketball is totally an american sport and table tennis is an asian sport......they do not have the same kind of global appeal and participation as tennis......
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why is it so difficult to discuss like adults? are you sure that that is the only answer? what if there are other reasons and someone comes up with more information that we never knew?
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basketball is totally an american sport and table tennis is an asian sport......they do not have the same kind of global appeal and participation as tennis......
Tennis also doesn't have much "appeal and participation" in Africa.

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basketball is totally an american sport and table tennis is an asian sport......they do not have the same kind of global appeal and participation as tennis......
I would beg to differ.

I would say basketball is more popular around the world than tennis.

I don't see tennis being popular in Africa, many parts of Asia, in China (Li Na or not), and many parts of S. America.

Even in South America, except Argentina, I don't think Tennis is as popular as basketball. And Argentinians love Basketball I think, more than Tennis as well.

Basketball is one of China's most popular sports, due Yao Ming. We know that.

And every continent has various professional, Amateur basketball leagues, except the desolate Antarctica.

So I beg to differ. And guess what, many of those people can play in professional basketball leagues in their own countries/continents. You would have to be top top 100-150 in the world, just to make a decent living out of playing tennis.

But why are we still talking about this in the first place. Lol

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Because black people are minority?

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that's a strong argument for african countries but what about the rest of the world? canada and united states has plenty of rich non whites......india (please stop categorizing india among asia, we are NOT asians) and asia invest a lot in sports in general......we are a different story because of our addiction to cricket but what about countries like in middle east where people are the richest on earth?
Are you saying in a country of 1 billion people, obsession with cricket has has kept the entire population from looking at other sports?

I have this debate with India before ragrding other sports, and to a man/woman, their reason has been because India value education anything else.
When I challenge but sport played an important role in a society, especailly for males population ages 15-30, they simply repeated to the same answer that parents do not think sport is a priority.


As for rich middle east country, it does not surprise me.
As I posted before, the sport is dominated by white people because it started in private clubs or country clubs where the membership is confined to highest strata of the society.
However, if you noticed, the chanpions come from humble, middle and lwer class famility.
The reasons? Because in any country, the best athletes are usually from modest or lower or working class family.

They are more motivated, more determined, more hungry, more atheletic than those in the upper class. They see sport as a way to improve their family condition.
There is no such motivation among the upper class people, they have everytying they need, there is no incentive to look for anything.
It is only recreational and leisurely for the upper class to play sport, they have no interest in pushing to a competitive level.


That explains why rich middle eastern countries have no outtsanting atheletes, including in tennis.

Why don't think Indians are Asians? I though in Europe and Australia and Sotuh Africa, they are classified as Asians
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that's a strong argument for african countries but what about the rest of the world? canada and united states has plenty of rich non whites......india (please stop categorizing india among asia, we are NOT asians) and asia invest a lot in sports in general......we are a different story because of our addiction to cricket but what about countries like in middle east where people are the richest on earth?
I think that tennis just isn't part of the wider culture in a lot of non-European countries. I attribute this partly to the money factor (it's so much easier for a kid to pick up a football/basketball/soccer ball and go play with a bunch of friends on a public field/court/pitch somewhere than it is to buy tennis balls, buy a racket, restring them, buy special shoes, find a court every week) and the fact that tennis goes back in countries like England over a hundred years. Was tennis even a factor in India prior to independence just 65 years ago? There's an obvious lack of parity there for comparison purposes.

Oh and while there are rick blacks in Canada and the US (as there are in Africa), non-whites remain an economic minority, which is why there are bound to be less black American, for example, tennis players in a sport historically associated with wealth.

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