Court conditions: Hard, with just about the right amount of grit: about perfect.
Fourth of July Pick-up Doubles and Food Fete
The Fourth falls on a Wednesday this year, so we are expecting a big crowd for our annual extravaganza of pick-up doubles and food. The cook-out and tennis will go on all day, as usual, and, as usual, the club will supply barbecue basics: burgers and dogs, and dogs and dogs (the demand for dogs has been, shall we say, grotesque, yet endearing), and beer and tonic, and, depending on availability, a turkey, and, depending on the heartiness of the staff, chocolate chip cookies. There is, as usual, a potluck aspect to the festivities. If your last name begins with the letters A - G, you might bring some desserts, if H - O, some salads, if P - Z, some fruit or fruit juice. (If your initials are D. H., please bring your usual splendid offering in spite of the above suggestions.)(Also, all attendees, please read David McCullough's book on John Adams by that date.)
|Round Robin: The next round robin, a catered affair, is scheduled for Thursday, July 12.|
Pris has had another round of knee surgery and is recouping at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Get well soon, Pris.
As always, contributions to the news page are quite welcome. We are partial to humor, but we'll consider gripes, wails, rants, and effusions. Or graphics.
|Here's a remarkable drawing by Ken Turnbull of someone we know.|
The tournament draws are all posted on the porch bulletin board. We are trying to post them here on the website, but there are some technical difficulties. Please note that the tournament schedule has been revised: first round matches should be played by July 1.
June is the busiest month of the year here at the CTC. It's tough to get a court at prime time or in the early morning. The busyness dies down a bit after the Fourth of July.
Summer Membership doesn't start until July 1.
Reservations Note: While the CTC website has the capacity to handle on-line reservations, the efficacy of deploying the system is still being debated by the tennis club Board. So, if you click on Reservation Requests, you can see the system, but it is not active. Stay posted.
Take a look at what was going on at the club at this time last year. (Hint: there are pictures of last year's tournament winners, looking good.)
The Yearbook link will take you to the last newspage from 2000. From there you can see the whole of the Persistent Archive of last year's news.
Website Note: The time and temperature icon below is a link to a Boston weather site.
Joe DeBassio, Webmaster
Website Note II: The honey-comb icon is also a link. It takes the clicker to an archive of all the past news pages so that you can read the news pages for the whole year. The less-than link (<) next to the honeycomb icon will take you to yesterday's News.