Tennis is not a cheap sport...Tell me about it.. And I think that's the real reason it wont ever take off in the US... It's such a huge financial commitment.
Then explain golf's popularity!???? And, it is way more expensive.
Couple of reasons:
-That's because golf isn't an athletic sport and so the old rich CEO's can still do it... and they're the one's sponsoring golf.
-Tennis is too intense for them
-Golf has tiger woods to expand it's appeal. Sure tennis has the williams sisters... but they're women. I'm not sexist, but that's really the reason why. If it were the williams brothers, tennis would be even more popular. Most little boys have only men that they look up too. Most little girls don't really care if it's a boy or a girl. It's like my sister likes mia hamm and cristiano ronaldo... but you wont find a male soccer player out there who looks up to mia hamm. facts of life.