My old friend Aaron and I were playing mixed doubles one
day a couple of summers ago with two British ladies, Lisa
& Nikki at the Montgomery College courts in Germantown, MD.
During play, and in the third set while playing boys vs. girls
- or to be more exact, the British vs. the Americans, Nikki
hit a crosscourt backhand winner past me. It was a beautiful
shot. I commented to her "NICE T&A NIKKI" and the gals kind
of looked at me in an ackward way when Lisa said, "WHAT DID
YOU SAY" and again I replied "GOOD T&A' to them. My partner
had a bit of a grin on his face about this, whilst the ladies
giggled. So I said "IT MEANS TOUCH & ANGLE, NICE TOUCH & ANGLE"
to them, "WHAT ON EARTH DID YOU THINK I MEANT" I asked. And
of course, I chastised them (in a teasing way) for their seemingly
naughty thoughts. We all had a good laugh over that. Oh, and
by the way, the American men, in a 'blatant act of male chauvinism'
defeated the Brit ladies in this particular set. Really, we
all had a wonderful time - it was one hour and forty-five
minutes of tennis bliss that one lovely day in August which
will likely never be captured again.