An excellent blog Nigel - and quite an eye-opener as well. It's amazing what some people are willing to put themselves through in order to do something they really want to do. I wonder too how many people realise that top-class players don't just simply 'arrive' there but that they too have to start at the bottom and work their way up, or how much dedication, self-sacrifice and hard work they have to put in as well.
I hope James does get the sponsorship he deserves.
I'd also like a certain Mr Salmond to read the blog and tell us how he thinks tennis would fare in an independent Scotland, should that ever come to pass!