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"Sluggy"
May 16th, 2004, 08:08 PM
Do you have someone in your life who is not supportive of your love for tennis thus preventing you from watching, playing etc. as much tennis as you would like? Do you have to compete for the tv, or beg to go to matches or play tennis? Who are these villians? Or have you created a wonderful harmnony and have the support of loved ones in your love for the game? What can we do to put a cork in these detractors, and what helpful hints do people with good working relationships have for those poor souls suffering under the yoke?

bmxbandit
May 16th, 2004, 08:10 PM
Not really, they just think I'm weird being overly obsessive and all :P

"Sluggy"
May 16th, 2004, 08:18 PM
Please folks, be sensitive to the fact that there may be people in positions of disempowerment here suffering under brutal regimes.

VRULES
May 16th, 2004, 08:24 PM
May parents or anyone for that matter, just really don't care. We have 6 TV's if I wanna watch Tennis I can always find someplacew to.

"Sluggy"
May 16th, 2004, 08:30 PM
6 tvs? Cable? Youre killing me here. Maybe I gotta make a stand here. Maybe request one of the Wtaworld.com administrators to make a call in my support?

mousee
May 16th, 2004, 09:14 PM
when i came from tourney ... and one of my biggest dreams came true
some ppl just couldnt enjoy it with me...trying 2 mess my happiness
really sad...

WhatTheDeuce
May 16th, 2004, 09:17 PM
My bro doesnt like when i watch it all the time, but its not anything serious.

englishjenfan
May 16th, 2004, 09:25 PM
yes people dont take it seriously when i say i want to have a career in tennis, and they dont realise how much i support jen and that i want to meet her go to tournys, they just say it is a dream blah blah blah

AnDyDog621
May 16th, 2004, 09:35 PM
no, my mom is even gonna pay for my trip to the US Open

"Sluggy"
May 17th, 2004, 09:25 AM
no, my mom is even gonna pay for my trip to the US Open


You lucky "'("'("-! So what is the secret to your success? Is there anyone else who has helpful hints. Anyone else suffering under this brutal form of oppression?

peanuts
May 17th, 2004, 10:14 AM
my parents wants to support my tennis but they think its unpractical to spend money (for training fee) on a sport which they think is just a hobby...its one of the things in my life that i still can't accept :sad: they can't take my tennis in a serious level...but they are however supportive on the fact that i love to watch tennis matches on tv as much as i can ;)

space_eef03
May 17th, 2004, 10:18 AM
It's very liveable for me!

V-MAC
May 17th, 2004, 11:06 AM
my family dread wimbledon time approaching coz then i rule the tv :bounce: :bounce: .

sarza
May 17th, 2004, 12:54 PM
its ok in my house they all just let me get on with it. :) when it comes to tennis they know i am soooo gonna win that fight :lol:

BK4ever
May 17th, 2004, 01:00 PM
LOL...I love this thread :D

Everyone thinks I'm weird, but they have all gotten use to it that they don't even bother me anymore...they know its a losing battle...

When I visit my parents, they are so annoyed that I log on to follow matches online and stay on the computer forever, that they are getting another computer and have even gotten DSL so I can stop bitching...

My friends ande family all know they come second if tennis is ON...PERIOD :D

"Sluggy"
May 17th, 2004, 01:23 PM
How do guys manage it. Im like living with cyclops!

"Sluggy"
May 17th, 2004, 01:37 PM
I forgot the funny part. To the best of my non-fans knowledge the qualifs start on Saturday and that is the first day im going. but they actually start tomorrow and im going thursday and friday as well. What will be interesting is when they see on the news tomorrow or later in the week that the qualifs are indeed being held on thurdsday and friday - thats when the fireworks will really start. Theres gotta be a better way?

jack duckworth
May 17th, 2004, 02:02 PM
none of my family friends or workmates care..watch..give a hoot about tennis...well until wimbledon comes around..some like this tournament :) ..if i talked say about sharapova as a tennis players my mates would just laugh and say...oh yes i know her..i would love to give her the message ;) :D ..or sometimes they get really involved in a discussion about serenas tits..or how ugly some of the players are :eek:

Haywood
May 17th, 2004, 02:02 PM
Having to put up with my father's lectures on the tennis court did not assist me in appreciating tennis, and since he was banned at my baseball games, baseball was better. My brother was better than me at hockey, so my love has stuck to baseball. (A better game--ask Agassi to serve with runners behind him and a different returner on every serve and we'll see how he does).

"Sluggy"
May 17th, 2004, 02:17 PM
Having to put up with my father's lectures on the tennis court did not assist me in appreciating tennis, and since he was banned at my baseball games, baseball was better. My brother was better than me at hockey, so my love has stuck to baseball. (A better game--ask Agassi to serve with runners behind him and a different returner on every serve and we'll see how he does).

You poor person. He must have been a monster to have been banned from your sports venues. Do you have any advice to those people who need to cork up those people who cant understand our love for sport?

Haywood
May 17th, 2004, 02:30 PM
Not really. My current complaints are less about love ones, but employers, who don't understand how rewarding amateur sport is and who just see it as time away from the office. Or how much the Ministry of Sport is willing to invest money in sport. Granted, it is difficult to balance the demands of a competitive athletic life and work, but for me I would go crazy if I wasn't on a team.

RedFilaJ-Cap#1
May 17th, 2004, 03:12 PM
At first they made fun of me now they are kind of in it with me its weird!!

Eurotennisfan
May 17th, 2004, 03:32 PM
My dad is really into tennis too, although he hates it when my room is a mess and I spend the whole summer watching the French, Wimbledon and USopen ;).

But generally everyday he asks me who won and who lost at certain events and loves going to tourneys with me (not afraid to pay ;)).

I know a couple times he got mad b/c I kept running up and down the stairs checking scores while I was eating lunch :)

SJW
May 17th, 2004, 03:46 PM
my mom is really into tennis but she thinks i stalk Venus and Serena via messageboards.

we have 5 tvs in our house but only one sattelite box...so i have to compete for the use of the box

Eurotennisfan
May 17th, 2004, 03:48 PM
I like this thread a lot hehehe.

"Sluggy"
May 17th, 2004, 04:00 PM
How come people a couple people like my thread but they dont tell me how to solve my problem..? Advice please?

Haywood
May 17th, 2004, 05:47 PM
I guess my advice is not to expect too much from one's loved ones, and try to give them what they need. I'm not very good at doing that either. What is trivial to one person is important to another. It is unfortunate that some people do not have the time to share other people's activities. It seems to me that much of the pleasure in life is entering and sharing another person's world.

DA FOREHAND
May 17th, 2004, 05:49 PM
Tennis is many a mans mistress...

jack duckworth
May 18th, 2004, 11:34 AM
who is this person you talk of?:)

Greenout
May 18th, 2004, 11:39 AM
No, it's not that there's people in the way or anything; but I like talking
about it and they don't really care! :lol: For example, we're all getting
amped up here at WTAworld.com for Roland Garros and they aren't excited by it very much.

Most non-tennis fans, or neutrals only want to see big upsets or ugly
choking and the matches from the QF's to the final. They don't care about
1-4th round matches, and don't find the rumours, insults, innuendo's as
entertaining as we all do. ;)

jack duckworth
May 19th, 2004, 01:38 PM
most non tennis fans just want to see attractive women...they dont care about tenis at all..thats why their non tennis fans:)

switz
May 19th, 2004, 01:46 PM
my mates and family think it weird how i know all the scores of every random match etc, but at the same time i don't spend my time letting it be known how obsessed i am. i play alll the time at my club with all my mates but i'm the only one who is really into pro tennis. it kind of has a novelty value for them.

"Sluggy"
May 19th, 2004, 02:05 PM
my wife appears to be coming around. I cant believe it.... i came home last night after meeting Grosjean at Scoregame where he made an appearance and she was really thrilled about it, cause i showed her a few autograph pictures he signed. things might be turnign for the better for me...