Inside the Tennis Shop

By William Herff:


“You’re making a racket, Linus.”

“Yes, I am making a racket, boss.”

“Please stop making that racket, Linus.”

“You want me to stop making this racket?”

“You’re giving me a headache, Linus.”

“Okay, sooo…stop making the racket?”

“Yes.”

“So, what do you want me to do?”


“Short, irreverent, and wildly unfunny, Mr. Herff’s poetic debut, ‘Inside The Tennis Shop,’ hinges on a muted punchline that smacks of mediocrity to the highest degree. Go back to making videos, Mr. Herff, you do not belong here.”


-Paul Gage, The New York Times