Little Pea is a twenty something, no-nonsense female from the North-West. She is a Red. This is her diary…about football and everything else…
Entry 1: 00:30 7th July 2012:
Football is better than tennis…I first realised this when I was a child and I was on my summer holidays and my favourite programmes (okay, Neighbours and Home and Away) would be rescheduled because of the tennis. At least when football interrupts a television schedule it’s worthwhile.
Tennis… is… just… dull.
People seem to wonder why we only ever produce one decent tennis player per generation. England the land that invented the sport. The country which is home to the greatest lawn tennis club – the prestigious Wimbledon…
Well I can think of a few reasons:
- The weather in this country is terrible and no good for outdoor tennis 98% of the year*
- In a choice between pies or strawberries, the average Briton would choose a pie…Wimbledon food sucks, and again in rain and cold weather, who wants strawberries!?
- I can’t recall a football match being delayed and the crowds having to endure Cliff Richard’s singing while the rain stopped play, just to add insult to injury.
*not a real statistic
These are just three of the reasons why I think tennis is a terrible sport. I could go on all day, but I think possibly the most important point to bear in mind is that there doesn’t really seem to be any interesting, or likeable characters in tennis. Maybe there was at some stage, in the days of John McEnroe and Boris Becker…But NOT anymore…
Murray is detestable and the most exciting thing about Federer is his unique taste in cardigans (see picture above)
I imagine for a lot of people tennis during the summer break is like a nicotine patch to a smoker…it bridges a gap and gets you through a rough patch… But it’s not the full hit you need.
Roll on August…
Little Pea x