A sad note: Sam Leland died last week. He was a long-time member of the club and served as our president in 1986, 1987, and 1988.
Sam was an engineer with Stone and Webster, and when pressed for stories about his colorful career, told some corkers. He was involved in the building of the Omni Theater for the Museum of Science, and some huge power plants out West. Sam had his pilot's license and flew from home to distant sites. He was, at one time, the captain of the U.S.S. Constitution. He loaned us his flag from the ship and we flew it from the porch for 4th of July celebrations.
Sam was quiet and unassuming and quick-witted and, not just congenial: he was charming. For the past few years, Sam played a regular game with his pals on court 3 at 10:00. It was always a pleasure to see him come through the gate.
Here's a link to the Globe obituary.
A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. at Memorial Church in Harvard Yard. Burial will be private.
"That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruin'd choirs, where late the sweet birds sang."
-Shakespeare, Sonnet 73
Well....the tennis season, that sunny idyll, is over. The newsroom staff wants to thank all of our contributors, supporters, and readers.
The website, and this newspage will stay on the air, thanks to Bob Doyle and the techies at Skybuilders, through the winter. All the links, to the tournaments, the webmaster, the weather, and so on, will remain active.
The club wakes up in the early spring, in March. The opening meeting and party usually take place on the first Monday in March. As the date approaches, the newspage staff will awake also, and post the date. Yes, we'll stretch and yawn, and post the date. And any other news.
See you in the spring.
Here's the saga of last year's tournaments:
Here's a link to the espn site, with pro ranking.
The Governors and committees page, the Activities page (round robins, tournaments, etc), and the Rules page have all been updated.
Members, and Reservation Requests are not active parts of the site nowadays. Timelines is not for civilians.
The Yearbook link will take you to the last newspage from 2001. 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 E┐╝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 newspage.
The letters below will waft the clicker to a translation program, so that you can see these deathless words translated to wonderfully unidiomatic French, Italian, etc. (You can use this program to translate web-pages other than the newspage.)