Tuesday, August 29
Membership Note: Summer members can book courts at prime time in August.
Round Robin: This week's round robin, a pizza night, is on Wednesday.
U.S. Open? Are we ready. Here's a link to the official site.
Weather and Tennis: Remember how brief and exquisite Spring can be hereabouts? A few perfect days. We're having, right now, a brief, exquisite Summer. Geez, the courts are wonderful now. And no one is around. Parking spaces abound. You can get a court almost any time, especially on the weekend. The sweet life. Makes you smile to walk through the gate. Makes you smile to hit a ball. Doesn't it?
Website Note from Bob Doyle:
The MEMBERS link now gives you a choice between getting information on other members or editing your own personal information.
The EVENTS link shows events for the upcoming week. We could list more events, like board and committee meetings. Send event suggestions to the webmaster.
Both these links and the RESERVATIONS REQUEST link require your password.
Since few members have used our new multiple Names feature to keep their names from appearing on the reservations timeLines, we are turning all names to Anonymous until further notice. Please tell us what you think about Anonymous, which now only shows when courts are not available, not who is playing when.
Solicitations: Any suggestions for the website? for the news page?
We have been soliciting for a while now, and we are receiving some suggestions.
A member who goes by the handle ctc_richard, sent us an address of what looks to be a big, comely tennis site that you might take a look at. Tennis Server has a column by Ron Waite called Turbo Tennis. Click on Waite's 'Current Column' and if you like what you see, click on the 'Turbo Tennis Archive' on the left-hand column.
We're pulling in some responses here, as we said, mostly quotations, some of them relevant to tennis, some not. The quotes are relevant to Life, we have been informed. Okay, okay.
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; in practice, there is."
-Officer, could you tell me how to get to Carnegie Hall?
-Practice, my boy, practice.
-Anon (contributed by a small Editor)
Court Conditions: A bit dry. Pretty soon we'll be looking for some rain.
The time and temperature icon is a link to a Boston weather site. Give it a click.
Joe DeBassio Webmaster.
Website Note: The honey-comb icon is also a link. It takes the clicker to an archive of all the past news pages so's you can catch up on what you missed while you were visiting friends on the Vineyard or frolicking in Oblivia. The less-than link (<) next to the honeycomb icon will take you to yesterday's page.