Ernie lives in a house on the beach of Gloucester, Massachusetts. His family, being very wealthy, has a Tennis Court in their estate.
The Catcher in the Rye Edit
As Holden leaves Pencey, Ernest's mother sits beside him in the train. Seeing the Pencey stickers on his baggage, she proceeds to tell him about his son, whom Holden personally knows and actually despises.
Holden describes Ernest as "doubtless the biggest bastard that ever went to Pencey, in the whole crumby history of the school" who is "as sensitive as a goddam toilet seat." According to him, Ernest goes down the corridor at Pencey often and snaps his wet towel at people's asses. His parents, however, seem oblivious and are even concerned about him not mixing too well with other boys because he is "very sensitive".