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The Tennis Racket in the Stone
"I hope you're good, Charlie. I've only played a couple of times."
"At last we've trashed the Stocktons!"
"Look, I didn't come down here to work on our relationship. I came here to work on my backhand."
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"Well, I think there's more to life than having a terrific backhand."
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'It just came out. It handles forehands, backhands and overheads all in one motion.'
A golfer and a tennis player
A tennis player serves with the fish and net.
"Just to set the record straight, I'm leaving you because you never turn your body to the net, you don't have a smooth swing, and because your forehand, backhand, and volley are inadequate!"
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"Oh come off it, Aston! The only reason you decided to detest Chris Evert is because no one else does."
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"In future you should leave the 'Between the leg' shots to Andy Murray!"
"I'll tell you what's missing from your game- hate."
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"I'll be the headlights, you be the deer."
"As in real life, Avery, you're only as good as your second serve."
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"Care for some sports wine?"
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"And the score remains unchanged."
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'The difference between retirement and old age is where you put the ice.'
"Nick is in here, pondering his backhand."
It's an addiction...let her watch the finals replay no more than twice a day until further notice.
"It's the old story. East Hampton isn't big enough for both of them."
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"And what do you do to maintain your cardiovascular fitness, Miss Holt?"
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"Serve again- I wasn't ready."
"Whaddya mean line ball? The ball was out! O.U.T.! You blind or something?"
"Once more, with fury."