It all started with a tweet.
The WTA rankings on the day I became a hardcore fan. Over half of the top 25 don't play singles now or have retired http://t.co/zURgpU0apO—
Mark McGee (@markmcgee91) January 27, 2015
A tweet turned into a call.
The Tennis Island (@thetennisisland) January 27, 2015
And that call, dear readers, was met with – say it with me – aplomb!
With TTI still buried beneath January’s Juno Blizzard, we wanted to know: when did you get into tennis? Was it at the height of rivalries between Martina and Chrissie or Pete and Andre? Was it when two sisters named Williams took over the women’s game? Or was it when a man named Roger hit his way into the history books?
What did the game look like when you dropped in? While you think back, check out the tennis world as it first existed by our staff and faithful viewers:
René (@Renestance) January 27, 2015
SB (@SamsBiceps) January 27, 2015
When content and stats guru Kevin Fischer joined the WTA, which Russian woman was at a career-high?
Kevin Fischer (@Kfish_WTA) January 27, 2015
Andrew Moss (@mossoire) January 27, 2015
Who was in the midst of a comeback when our own Victoria Chiesa got in on the act?
Victoria Chiesa (@vrcsports) January 27, 2015
The Spin (@bridgepea) January 27, 2015
(@Backstop5) January 27, 2015
Stephanie Neppl, the Twitterverse’s resident Nostalgia Chick, first tuned in at the start of something special:
Steph (@StephintheUS) January 27, 2015
The Overrule (@theoverrule) January 27, 2015
A simpler time, long before “servebot” was a four-letter word…
nick (@BraveThinkSol) January 27, 2015
S (@TheShiftyShadow) January 27, 2015
The original ATP Golden Age:
Whatever you want (@Gingertennisnut) January 27, 2015
Piotr (@StatsWTA) January 27, 2015
A time for rivalries…
On Match Point (@OnMatchPoint) January 27, 2015
Tumaini (@tumcarayol) January 27, 2015
…or a time on the precipice of great change…
Michal Gradziel (@MichalGradziel) January 27, 2015
Jessica (@codeanders) January 27, 2015
…or even a time of great uncertainty…
Rhian (@rosso_neri) January 27, 2015
Dry Volley Tennis (@dryvolley) January 27, 2015
Andrew Eccles (@BackSwings) January 27, 2015
…but most importantly, a time that makes you feel young again!
Colette Lewis (@zootennis) January 27, 2015
Continue tweeting TTI the rankings from when you first became a fan, and have fun trying to guess the years from which rankings come!
Many thanks to @markmcgee91 for starting something very cool!