The Senior Mixed Doubles final was played on Friday, and the play was...feverish. Jolliffe/Maggs defeated Nolen/McDevitt in two sets. Sarah Jolliffe and Peter Maggs are this year's Senior Doubles champs. Nice play all around. Congrats to the champs, and congrats to all the finalists.
We feel bad for anyone who played indoors last week. Oooh, it was beautiful here: balmy temps, birds chirping (lightly, lightly, so's not to disturb anyone's concentration), sweet breezes.
And the courts? Close to perfect. Not too hard, not too soft, just...right. The right amount of grit, so that if you're inclined, you could slide. But not too much grit, no sandbox here. And pretty level for this time of year. Uh-huh, about perfect.
The days are getting shorter, though: the 6:00 hour is wiped out in the back courts. In the morning, the sun just begins to streak court 3 at about 8:00. The courts are beautiful in the mornings, though, with sun and fog.
Columbus Day is Monday, October 13, and the club celebrates the day hugely. All day pick-up doubles, a barbecue, a pot-luck: an eating and playing jamboree. The club, as usual, will supply the basics: hot dogs, (yessss), hamburgers, beer, tonic, chips, and popcorn. Maybe a turkey or two. Probably some chocolate chip cookies. Well jeepers, how can you afford to miss the party?
There is usually a potluck part to the party, and in the last few years, folks have contributed wonderful food. To lend some sort of order to the potluck, we suggest (suggest now) that you bring, according to your name's place in the alphabet:
Rick Rose is going to teach tennis this winter at MIT. If you want to schedule a lesson with Rick at MIT, give him a call at the club or at his home.
We have the tournament draws up and running, thanks to our Anonymous Friend, the Java Kid. The results are up-to-date. (We urge tournament players, interested members, pals, and complicit bystanders to email tournament results to Java so that she can keep the draw up-to-date. So that the fans can follow the tournament progress on-line. (Also, we want to thank those of you who have emailed in results.)
Please note that we post tournament results, but not scores.
The draws for the tournaments and tournament results are also posted on the Special Tournament Bulletin Board inside the clubhouse.
Okay, here we go:
And here's the saga of last year's tournaments (so's we can compare and contrast):
And the saga of the year before (we're mighty fancy here, and mighty grateful to the Java Kid for doing all this work):
Rick Rose's Doubles Clinics are up and running. They have been scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Check them out.
Take a look
at what was happening at the club at this time last year.
Here's a link to the espn site, with pro ranking.
And a club member (let's call him Sol) suggests a link to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. The site is rich.
The CTC book is hot off the presses and all members should have a copy by now.
The information in the book may also be found here on the website. The information is current. The 'Activities' page (round robins, tournaments, etc) has been updated, i.e., the schedule of events for 2003 can be found on the website. Also, the waiting list for membership, as well as a list of new members has been updated. That information can be found through the 'FAQ' page. The 'Governors and Committees' page, and the 'Rules' page have been updated.
'Members', and' Reservation Requests' are not active parts of the site nowadays. 'Timelines' is for adepts.
We thank our on-line proofreaders and contributors to the effort to update the website, most especially Lucy Fowler whose help is, as always, much appreciated.
The Yearbook link will take you to the last newspage from 2002. From there you can see the whole of the Persistant 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 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.)