Saturday, April 25, 2015


TennisTitan is on an extended break from writing his inane self serving blog. He continues to enjoy playing as his body permits but has decided to discontinue the narratives for the time being. Perhaps new opponents will generate a renewed interest and ease my writer's block.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A Repeat Performance

"My Nigerian Nightmare' dresses like Rinaldo but plays like del Potro."

Sartorial Splendor

"No matter the color of his shoes, I-Man can carry me to victory."

Still standing tall

"Titan, Carl disappeared on the court too."

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Instructor instructing

"Slats had already won three sets earlier  today with a superior player. He needed the challenge I provided."

Taking them to 'school.'

"We don't even know what a homonym is."

Baby Steps

TennisTitan returned to the indoor wars this afternoon. He teamed with long time doubles partner Frank 'Slats' Slattery for two sets (6-4, 6-3) against Vladimir 'Russkie' Kartsev and Max 'Tutor' Tuchman at the Yonkers Tennis Center. The 'bulbous buffoon' showed signs of improved play over his recent woeful Saturday morning performance. But once again his best play was pairing himself with the most dominant player. The tandem of 'Slats'/TT didn't hit their stride until 30 minutes into the action when they reeled off 8 straight games erasing a 2-4 deficit in the opener and then grabbing a 4-love lead in the second set. Titan had some pop on his serve but not any other tools in his on court toolbox. Titan commented to the gathering at picture time "the road back from hip surgery is longer than my trip north on I-95." 'Slats' quickly observed, "Anyway, I see you know where all the rest stops are regardless of the road you're on."

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Men of Color and Distinction Served Me Well

Dr. James Joseph: "I replaced his hip. I can't help his serve or his performance on the court."

 'I-Man': "Titan doesn't need a serve with me and the 'orange wings' on my feet do his running too."

Wounded Warriors

"I like to wear my USA shirt when I play with George - 'Usual Sucky Attitude' is how it reads.


"I'll take my hat off to anyone who makes me look like a tennis player. The 'I-Man' did it

"Special" Guys

"Titan, you worked with handicapped students. Why do I have to be George's partner?"

Return of the Titan

"Playing with you always reminds me of a B grade movie - not much action, and too much dialogue" quipped George 'deli man' Hauss. The 'deli man,' himself, recovering from a partially detached retina, was quickly tested as TennisTitan's first doubles partner since the 'lumbering Lothario's hip replacement five months ago. 'Dave the Rave' and Mike 'not so stellar' Stella thoroughly outclassed the 'rusty rehabilitants' (1-6). "George, your game is not good enough to send me home a winner today" declared the 'deserting doofus,' I need to play with someone who is actually significantly better than me - and today it ain't you." "I can see that, (if not a tennis ball)" deadpanned the 'goggled googler.' With the aid of Chris "my Nigerian Nightmare" Ikhigbonoaremen Titan salvaged the day with a mid-morning bagel (6-0) over 'not so stellar/deli man'. As the 'hobbling hipster' waddled off the court following his beloved Tully he reflected on his indebtedness to his 'men of color' - the 'I-Man' for a short term boost, and 'Dr. JJ' for a continued life of fun. Thank you both.