tennis and britains poor performances
by markwood (U5403282) 01 July 2007
ive wanted to write this article for 20 yeas now . my belief regarding tennis in this contry and its low performance can be summed up in my experience of living in ilkley . ilkley is a very wealthy town and has a great lawn tennis club . there are only two council housing estates tucked away at one end of the town . when i was a teenager i lived on one of these estates . my freinds on the poor estates were very keen sportsmen between us we excelled in football , athletics,rugby , table tennis ,swimming we were able at times to afford to go to the public tennis courts but very often could not afford to play . when we did get the chance it was clear we had between us a natural abbility for the sport of tennis but it was the rich kids who got to go to the tennis club and have coaching and in the end they improved and i guess a few proberbly became semi pro . my point here is ilkey is like a mini britain with the rich taking all the opportunitys and the poor being overlooked . im sure its not done vindictivley but none the less it was a fact . we never ever got the chance to show our true potential at tennis . the rich kids were never better at football rugby etc so why were they better at tennis ?
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