According to New York-based reporter Baird Jones, Perry says he loved tennis as a teen and practically went pro in the sport.
Perry who made the surprising confession to Jones over cocktails at the Tropfest At Tribeca film festival party (Apr. 29) says while living in Ontario, Canada, he was number 17 in tennis at age 13.
Perry recalls, I had a nice, fast serve and I was a good volleyer, but I had a weak backhand. I wasnt good enough to turn pro so I had to find something else to do, which is why I went into acting.
And while Perry never got to fulfill his tennis fantasies, he did get an opportunity to play a quick match with hot-headed tennis legend, John McEnroe.
He adds, I got to play at Wimbledon on a side court against John McEnroe. I got one game, and it was 6-1 off McEnroe at Wimbledon.
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