An(other) old pal:
|David DeBassio for many years took loving care of the tennis courts and the garden at the CTC. (He created the club garden: it had been a patch of grass.) He is working at Braeburn now, looking after the gardens, flower beds, and 4 Har-Tru courts there.
David says, "Be sure to wear clay court sneakers: it's really important."
Heart: Just because the temperature and humidity is way up there doesn't mean that people haven't been playing and taking lessons. Good show, CTC.
Rick Rose is the club's Iron Man: he's out there, in the sun, teaching. All day.
Member-Guest Round Robin: The member-guest round robin, scheduled for Saturday, August 18, has been cancelled.
Round Robin: The next round robin, a catered affair, is scheduled for Thursday, August 23. Tennis starts at 6:00.
People are playing some epic tournament matches in the heat.
The defaulting wind is rustling the tree tops: don't let it light on you.
Many, many thanks to Kathy Komputerheroine, we have the tournament draws on-line. They are mostly up-to-date. You might help us keep the draws up to date by notifying Kathy of match results. (We won't post scores, just results.)
Thanks to folks who have kindly called or e'd results.
Clinics: Ever try one? Rick's clinics are a smash hit. Lately, he's had a nice mix of beginners and intermediates, members and guests, young and old. The clinics take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 to 11:30. Give it a try.
Solicitations: As always, we welcome contributions to the news.
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.
Take a look at what was going on at the club at this time last year.
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 (2001). The less-than link (<) next to the honeycomb icon will take you to Yesterday's News.