Q1: Female, 15, London.
Q2: Tennis, football, hockey, table tennis, badminton, rounders, netball, swimming, (skiing - outside the UK) golf ( very rarely ).
Q3: Tennis - started at an early age, so i guess i have always played, on school team. Football - about 5 years now, on school team. Hockey - (not on ice) through school - on school team. Table tennis - unfortunatly not very often but do play a bit. Badminton - not competitive, just leisure. Rounders - through school for about 5 years, on school team. Netball - through school, a "veteran" of the school team.
< It's a really boring sport. Swimming - competitive training until i was 11, still keep it up in my spare time. Skiing - pretty often in the winter, although mostly cross country.
Q4: In school - friends and other schools. Outside school - friends, parents, relatives. Random people at the tennis club.
Q5: Hmm hard one. Really depends on time of year.
...... i hope that makes sense.
Q7: Yea, pay for tennis courts/membership. Equipment is expensive (hockey and football especially!)
Q8: No siblings and no children.
Q9: Yes, except for tennis. UK tennis coverage is shite - you might not want to use that word in your essay though.
Q10: I think the sport situation in the UK has become much better than it used to be. Most schools encourage physical education and games which is fantastic. Many young people play and now that there has been more focus on obesity - i think the issue is becoming more important to many schools and generally in social life. I would say there are more people playing sport from about the ages of 17 - 25. That's judging from my tennis club.
Q11: Fun, fun and more fun!
It's great - good way to socialise and enjoy your free time. Obviously it's for exercise but there's a lot behind that. Encourages team work and a sense of friendship - 6 years on various school sports team has been great.
Brings out a competitve touch which i definatly have.
Hope it helps.