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Good shot, bad luck and hell are the five basic words to be used in tennis.
Virginia Graham
I don't think I've ever held a racket in my hand ... There's got to be somebody in the US who isn't trying to play tennis and stinking up the court.
Isaac Asimov
Listening to Britons dining out is like watching people play first-class tennis with imaginary balls.
Margaret Halsey
My theory is that if you buy an ice-cream cone and make it hit your mouth, you can play. If you stick it on your forehead, your chances are less.
Vic Braden
On retiring early- Being a champion is all well and good, but you can't eat a crown.
Althea Gibson
On Stan Smith's personalised Adidas footwear- Dad, did they name the shoe after you, or were you named after the shoe?
Trevor Smith
Roscoe Tanner seems to have found a way of making his service go even faster, so that the ball is now quite invisible, like Stealth, the American supersonic bomber which nobody has ever seen.
Clive James The Observer (1981)
Ten of the world's greatest rarities: No. 4: A British tennis player with a can of silver polish.
Journolicts Mail on Sunday
The crowds at Flushing Meadow are about as impartial as a Nuremberg Rally.
Ian Wooldridge
The serve was invented so that the net could play.
Bill Cosby
The tennis star is insulting because the pampered little sh*t has never had his ass kicked by a middle linebacker.
Dan Jenkins Playboy
Though your game is hardly the best You can fray your opponent's nerves By methodically bouncing the ball At least ten times before your serves.
Arnold J. Zarett
Why did I lose? No reason, though you might like to know that I got tired, my ears started popping, the rubber came off my shoes, I got cramp, and I lost one of my contact lenses. Other than that I was in great shape.
Bob Lutz (1976) - quotes, quotations and bloopers from the world of sport

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