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11 Questions with Tim Boggan

By USATT | June 23, 2015, 12 a.m. (ET)

Tim Boggan

USATT Insider poses 11 questions to USATT Historian Tim Boggan

11 Questions with Tim Boggan

Why do you play?

To win at something.

Which is your favorite tournament? 

Any World Championship that I personally report on.

Who is your primary nemesis?  

Myself, for I make so many errors—meaning those I’m aware of.

What is your favorite game tactic to score? 

My “No Look” forehand. That term tees me off a little. Does a golfer look down the fairway as he strikes the ball?

Thoughts on the Poly Ball

Poly Ball. Sounds to me like Volleyball, and so my t.t. thoughts go to volleying.

Toughest Loss?

Losing my father when he was 54. Too much smoking, drinking, and hard work.

Greatest Wins/Accomplishments?

Has to be—with no obstructions from my wife and sons—my opportunity to write something (like this) the way I want to write it.

How you prepare for a tournament?  

When I was younger, with much enthusiasm—I had a romantic readiness to play. 

When you see a new player at the club, what do you do?  

Depends on what she looks like, how she talks—I’ve always preferred women who wear glasses.

Player you would most like to play in a tournament? 

Someone my equal—he wouldn’t be as hard to find as that woman at your average club that wears glasses.

If you had to face Jimmy Butler/Lily Zhang/Crystal Wang/Kanak Jha what would your game plan be?  

As has happened most of the time in my life, I wouldn’t have a game plan.