A very small fraction of the Filipino sporty population are Tennis enthusiasts or Tennis players. This may be for the reason that Tennis has been often labeled by us Filipinos to be the sport played by the conyos / sosyals / shalla. Well this inference, I must say, is completely inevitable–for people who play Tennis often belong to the upper middle class to upper class classifications. Number one, rackets for Tennis are expensive. Tennis balls are a little costly too and these are often needed for practising the game. Good durable shoes are also a must for it would completely suck to play Tennis with tawdry shoes. In short, Tennis is undeniably magastos. At least for me, it is. And oh, let me not forget to mention that the Tennis court itself sometimes becomes an added cost too. Unlike Basketball courts, Tennis courts are a little uncommon in the community. For instance, in every village or community you’d go here in the Philippines, there would always be Basketball courts where people can play. For Tennis courts, only exclusive subdivisions have them more often than not. Some sports centers have Tennis courts too but usage of those would only be possible in exchange of a few bucks. Again, magastos. If you’re a Tennis player who happens to be reading this and you want to kill me already for my possibly faulty inferences, deal with it. It’s a point-of-view from an average reasonable person anyway.
Well if not all people can play Tennis, the good thing about it is just like any sport, it can be watched by everyone who has a certain feel for it. Watching sports games and criticizing performances of players can sometimes give so much fun too. Well I take it back, it’s not just sometimes. As a person who watches college Basketball everytime and comments afterwards, I think it really is fun to discuss about games and players’ performances–especially if there’s something really fishy going on in the game. But I guess cheating in Tennis is going to be hard, unlike in Basketball where referees have a hand with game decisions. In Tennis, it’s either hit or miss (I hope you guys are getting me).
Tennisphilia, a budding website dedicated to the prowess of Tennis is the brainchild of a fellow Filipino who is both a Tennis player (occasionally) and a Tennis fanatic combined. His fanaticism extends to being skilled to analyze Tennis statistics and data from games and from news reports over the world wide web. If you’re wondering what his use would be (given that we can always just research about Tennis stuff right now), that would be putting Tennis facts, figures and flows into more fathomable words. The author, who is a Filipino based in Chicago, USA is a self-confessed frustrated Tennis Dad who wanted to be the Richard Williams kind of Dad but unfortunately has 3 sons who are more devoted to other sports. Hence, the author projects all his passion for Tennis at the moment onto his blog. And this, we’d have to watch out for.
Tennis is such a sophisticated sport–and this sophistication often hinders potentially great Tennis players to go on further in this prowess that they have a particular gift at. Some people might also say that Tennis is nothing but a boring sport to watch for it only has 2-4 players and you just need to watch the ball and see if it would be hit or missed by the players. This might be boring for proactive people but I guess every individual has his own tastes when it comes to things that would cater to the interests of their fun. Secondly, Tennis develops many critical thinking values in its players such as attentiveness, alertness, focus, analysis of data and analysis of its flow. And lastly, Tennis has lots of good health benefits and is completely safe and non-violent. 🙂
If you like Tennis or if you just want to know more information about Tennis, Tennisphilia is definitely the best place for you! It’s organized, being filled with substantial content and most especially, a product of a Filipino. 🙂
This is not a paid post. Completely written for promotional purposes only. 🙂