Entries by Rocky Lang

My Mother Said Your Father Was Shot in the Balls

His words ricocheted across the playground blacktop with deafening clarity. My sixth grade best friend, Andy Stewart, was racing towards me yelling at the top of his lungs: “HEY, LANG… MY MOTHER SAID YOUR FATHER WAS SHOT IN THE BALLS!” He yelled again. “HEY, LANG! MY MOTHER SAID YOUR FATHER WAS SHOT IN THE BALLS!”

The History of Tennis Balls

On an early fall day in the quiet residential community of Tarzana, California at the Braemar Country Club I was warming up on court 7, while a foursome was playing doubles on an adjacent court.