Men have been using this for years… but will it work on your tennis partner?

Pickup lines are on the front page of every man’s super secret handbook on—Surefire Ways to Get the Perfect Woman (That Just Might Work). For years they have been perfecting the craft of cheesy conversation starters and the claims of high success rates are ridiculously staggering. The more absurd the better seems to be the standard, with the idea that if you get rejected just blame it on the line and try a better one next time. “It’s not me, it’s the copy.”

Finding a good tennis partner can be tough, and equally difficult is getting up the nerve to ask someone only to find out they have a better player in mind. So, to borrow from the men’s time-tested technique (unchanged form the 70s), we adopted these morsels of cheese to see if they can be applied to finding the Perfect Doubles Tennis Partner…


  1. “Do you play here often?”
  2. “If I could rearrange the alphabet, I’d put ‘U’ and ‘I’ on a court together.”
  3. “How you playin’?
  4. “You with all those awesome drives! And me with no tennis partner…”
  5. “You see my friend over there? She wants to know if you think I’m a good tennis player.”
  6. “I hope you know CPR, because your forehand takes my breath away.”
  7. “You know what would improve your game? Me, as your partner.”
  8. “Can I borrow a quarter? I want to call my mom and tell her I just met the tennis partner of my dreams.”
  9. “Do you have a map? Because I just keep on getting lost in your awesome serve.”
  10. “What side do you play?”
  11. “Is it hot in here or is it just your backhand?”
  12. “Where have you played all my life?”
  13. “What’s a nice girl like you doing on a court like this?”
  14. “Like a broken pencil, a match without you is pointless.”
  15. “Don’t tell me if you want to be my tennis partner. Just nod for yes, or jump over the net for no.”

There you have it, the pickup line lives on… Which one will you use?

Play, laugh, party…