It's hard to talk about 'the events,' and it's hard to talk about anything else. Again, we proffer our sympathy to the victims and their relatives. We also note that the current issue of the New Yorker is extraordinary, and that the New Yorker online has some extraordinary coverage not included in the print issue.
Clinics: Rick Rose's doubles clinics are being held now on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Every week. Clinics run from 10:00 to 11:30.
A bit of good news: Anyone notice that rain on Saturday? We sure did. The intersection of Mt. Auburn and Willard was flooded. The water was up over the sidewalks and down the clubhouse stairs and through the garden. The water came into the clubhouse. The gravel in front of the garden was under water, the lawn was under water, and the courts, the courts were really under water. But, we opened some courts at 2:00, and opened allof the courts by late Saturday afternoon. Even court 5. Some kudos to the staff, and lots to the new drainage system.
The tournaments have been a bit competitive this year, haven't they? Rick has given us some stats that might interest our readers. For instance, Molly and Sarah played a match for the women's singles title that lasted for 3 hours and 45 minutes. They played 3 sets, 3 tie-breakers. (Molly won.) They played 263 points. Molly won the match with 135 points to Sarah's 128.
Thanks to folks who have kindly called or e'd results.
Solicitations: We're always glad to hear from our readers.
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 the last issue of the News.