In my double-life as a David Foster Wallace nerd, I wrote an article for Medium’s Just Words series discussing Infinite Jest, tennis and improvised music. You can check it out over at Medium.
As a side note, Just Words is in support of the recent film The End of the Tour, which is based on David Lipsky’s novel Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself and stars Jesse Eisenberg as Lipsky and Jason Segel as Wallace. I was lucky to see an advance screening (and take part in a Skype Q&A with director James Ponsoldt) at the DFW Conference back in May and, if you’re on the fence about seeing it, I would encourage you to check it out! Segel gives a create performance.