Tennis (More)

Yesterday the tennis lesson scene from Thereby Hangs A Tail came up. Here’s a taste:

The tall blond guy took a ball from the bucket and hit it to Ganz. Ganz wore white shorts, had skinny legs like sticks. He swung his racquet and hit the ball back. The tall guy let it go by, took out another ball. “Brush up, Shermie, brush up. Spin on the ball, always spin on the ball.” He hit the ball over the net. Ganz swung, this time missing the ball completely. “Brush up but through, up but through, up but through,” said the tall guy, sending over another ball. Brush? I knew brushes, saw none around. Maybe tennis was tougher than it looked, but I didn’t worry about that because a ball came bouncing over in our direction – we were now beside the court – and I snatched it out of the air, and who wouldn’t have, the ball being right there practically saying, “Catch me.” And then – this part was a bit harder to understand – I was on the court, racing toward the net. Up and over: not much of a challenge, tennis nets turning out not to be very high, but still it felt so great, being airborne and all, that I kind of twisted around still up there, if you see what I mean, and landed facing back at the net, and the next thing I knew I was jumping over it again, from the other direction, and, yes! doing the spin move once more, and when I landed this time, somehow with two balls in my mouth now – how had that happened? – I –



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7 Responses to “Tennis (More)”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    9:28 am on October 24th, 2020

    Oh Spencer, Please say you didn’t catch the tennis balls in your mouth.

  2. Wose-The Small and Meek
    9:33 am on October 24th, 2020


    I love how Chet gets so much joy at the simple things in life!

    Hope Spence had a good day on the court.

    I am looking forward to a wonder-fluffing today.

    Good day to all!

  3. Betty Stover
    11:15 am on October 24th, 2020


    Good morning all.

  4. dawson
    5:00 pm on October 24th, 2020

    That, Chet, is called “hogging the ball.”

  5. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:53 pm on October 24th, 2020

    Snort!…That is a classic Chet scene!…chorkel!…Dawson, where did youse come from?…sniff!sniff!

  6. Hobbit
    8:39 pm on October 24th, 2020

    Balls do have a way of saying, “Catch me, catch me if you can.”

  7. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:27 pm on October 24th, 2020

    Balls!…Beau is the guy who used to chase tennis balls. Those miniture ones he could get his sharp teeth around…grunt!…But he only chased those balls inside. Never outside….chuffle!

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