Rich people suck. You know it and I know it. They don’t suck just because they are rich. They suck because they encourage companies to make stuff like this. Why Chanel is even making tennis balls, I have no idea.
Tennis is a difficult game as is. Even though your ball-bludgeoning instrument is large and paddle shaped, it’s still quite hard. When your bludgeon is sword shaped, because it’s a bokken you carved out of a paddle in the style of Miyamoto Musashi, it’s probably really hard.
As the old adage goes, “practice makes perfect.” I had a coach in high school that was fond of a different adage it went something like “perfect practice makes perfect”, because if you practice something incorrectly, you’ll learn it incorrectly.
I happen to think watching tennis is right up there with watching golf and watching paint dry. The sports might be fun to play, but watching them on TV leaves me in a bored stupor. I also don’t care for watching soccer on TV, but I do recall when the World Cup was going on all those fans who brought out those noisy Vuvuzela horns.
For those of you who’d rather play some Wii Sports tennis instead of hitting a real court, check out these new racket add-ons from tennis equipment maker Prince.
The mini rackets are a little smaller than the real deal, but the design looks much nicer than the cheapie white accessories you usually see for the Wii.
Summer is just around the corner, and with that comes one of life’s greatest annoyances, the mosquito bite. Thankfully, the fine folks over at Brando have the solution for swatting those little buggers right off the map.
The $10 Electric Mosquito Trap Racket is designed to fry any unsuspecting pests who happen to land in the racket’s wire netting.
The gadget mavens over at Think Geek have revealed this new t-shirt that features an animation based on Atari’s gaming classic, Pong (although the t-shirt simply refers to it as “Table Tennis”, for obvious legal reasons.)