Tennis and Socioeconomic Class: The Change in Perception of Tennis


  • Yulin Zhai St. George's School



Tennis, Psychology, Social Class, Sport politics, Economy


The common perception of the correlation between socioeconomic status and tennis has shifted within the past two decades. The traditional perception of tennis players — wearing all white on Centre Court, eating strawberries and cream, while drinking champagne — is no longer the narrative. By analyzing influential political changes, the psychology behind decision-making, and the income disparity, this paper will investigate how tennis has devolved from its original status as a sport of the landed-gentry — suggesting that it has departed from its conception as an upper-class sport.


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How to Cite

Zhai, Y. (2022). Tennis and Socioeconomic Class: The Change in Perception of Tennis. Journal of Student Research, 11(2).



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