Friday, March 26, 2010


TennisTitan was invited to sub in a game at the Yonkers Tennis Center this date by Joe 'Gimpy Knees' Cruz. TT/'Gk' paired against the tandem of the 'Venerable Kuk' and 'Gentleman Jim' for three competitive sets of doubles. Titan had game (but apparently not enough) as he and 'GK' fell in all three sets (6-8, 3-6, 4-6). Truth be told the Kinsley regulars led in all sets only to be caught by the experienced partners who capitalized on the errant volleys and sprayed forehands of the Puerto Rican marksman. Not that the 'bloated behemoth' was without blame. The 'slothful slugger's ability to produce winners waned considerably in the second half of the match. 'Gentleman Jim's game rose in the latter part of each set to meet the challenge every time, forcing errors from a less and less mobile Titan and a more and more erratic 'Gimpy Knees.' 'Venerable Kuk' displayed consistency and contributed significantly in his support work both at net and on the back line. Again, and again Titan implored 'Gimpy Knees' to alter his game plan and hit to the back hand. But as always, Joe will only serve and use his power forehand to what is clearly his adversaries strength: their forehand. As the teams met at net 'Gimpy Knees' lamely proclaimed, "I told you Titan, you'd have to carry me." To wit the 'boisterous blowhard' retorted, "yeah, but on "Air Titan" You're allowed only one carry-on. You bagged three sets.

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