Ellen Degeneres Played Tennis In High School, Tennis sensation Melanie Oudin came to the show to talk to Ellen about her recent success at the US Open. Not satisfied with just a chat, Ellen opted to challenge her on the court (or in this case…the alley!) Then Queen Latifah and DJ Tony came out to join them.
Senior Ellen DeGeneres pulled a funny face reaching for a shot as a member of the varsity tennis team at Atlanta High School in Atlanta, Texas, in 1976. She still loves the sport and has played it on her talk show opposite everyone from Matthew Perry to tennis star Melanie Oudin.