Don’t Call it a Comeback or Time to Hang it Up?

Can these bones live? Wake up call … I got my brains beaten out in both singles and doubles when I played in during a high school tennis practice this past Saturday.  To add injury to insult, I lunged/dove for a ball when trailing and lost my balance falling on my left knee and hand. …

Nick Kyrgios and Tennis Excellence

I am not a huge fan of The Color of Money as it is nowhere near as good as The Hustler.  Still, the film has a lot of good moments.  I especially like Eddie Felson’s line “pool excellence is not about excellent pool.”  Nick Kyrgios still lacks tennis excellence.  I am not sure how doggedly he…

Can My Tennis Game Be Salvaged?

I am not as old as Paul Newman was when The Color of Money was being Filmed, but Tennis Requires more running than pool I played tennis in a competitive setting last evening for the first time in over 2 years.  On one hand, there were some positives from the two sets of doubles I…

How Roger Federer avoided the Eddie Felson Trap

The Huslter chronicles a pool player named “Fast” Eddie Felson who seeks to play pool at a level never before reached, but whose personal failings and poor judgment in terms of associations contributed to his banishment from the game he plays like no one ever has.  This scene and abbreviated quote below demonstrate Fast Eddie’s…