Tennis with a Frying Pan (Feat. Adam Levitan)

It’s no secret I like prop bets with friends—usually as a useful motivational tool, but sometimes as a good spot to make money, or even just for fun (since going through life without risking your hard-earned money on how much McDonald’s someone can eat in 36 hours isn’t a life I want to live).

Some recent prop bets:

Workout Props with CSURAM88 and Adam Levitan – Motivation to work out

Donald Trump to Win Election – Make money

Length of Best Man Speech – Fun

Employee Talks in British Accent – Awful freeroll

Joe Ingram Book Prop – Motivate a friend to write a book

BTW, I’m going to make some new workout prop bets soon since I’ve spent the last month traveling, drinking, and eating 12 meals a day, so get at me if you want to book something.


Frying Pan Tennis

The newest prop bet within my circle of degenerate friends is maybe my favorite. Sometime this weekend, Adam Levitan will be playing a tennis match against former tennis pro Stephen Bass. Bass played at Notre Dame and recently won some other high-stakes tennis matches in which he had to win every game. He’s a good friend of Peter’s and was part of his bachelor party at the Playboy Mansion.

The tennis match is straight up at even money, except Bass needs to play with a frying pan. This bet has been done before, but we came up with the idea to replicate it in Miami after Bass had just beaten a really good tennis player 6-0, 6-0 (multiple times). I asked Peter if he thought Bass could beat a normal “good” player with a frying pan. Believe it or not, most of the gamblers we talked to initially like Bass in this situation.

Here are the official rules:

  • Bass can select two frying pans, but cannot hit a tennis ball with either one until the day of the match.
  • He gets a normal warmup period and can select which frying pan he likes best.
  • Must be a standard frying pan

The bet will take place this weekend in Denver; I don’t know when, but I’m sure there will be a live stream of it. I honestly have no idea what will happen. Bass is an amazing athlete and won’t get tired, so it’s really just a matter of if he’s capable of hitting the ball with any sort of accuracy since it’s unlikely Levitan will be able to hit winners. Bass is also super sharp and will adjust appropriately to maximize his odds of winning.

On the flip side, the main thing Levitan has going in his favor is that his opponent will be playing with kitchenware.