"Finish, good lady; the bright day is done,
And we are for the dark."
-Antony and Cleopatra
Act 5, Scene 2
The Mixed Doubles Tournament Finals took place today, finally. The two top seeds played against each other in a corker of a match. David Hemenway and Michelle Schaffer defeated Molly Downer and Ken Turnbull and are this year's mixed doubles champs. Nice play all around.
The Closing Party is tonight, 5:30 to 7:30. The club, the courts stay open until next Sunday, weather permitting. (The weather is sposeta be beee-uu-ti-ful. We predict little play, empty courts, people calling to complain about our 'early' closing.)
-I remember playing here on Thanksgiving Day! On Christmas Eve! New Year's Eve! I love playing here in the Fall. I don't care how cold it is.
-But where have you been for the last month?
-Oh, I've been busy, very busy, and...my partners wanna play indoors, but if you stay open....
We are soliciting comments for our end-of-the-season wrap-up. Items pertaining to tennis, the club, or the season will be especially welcome.
"On the court, tennis players exchange not only ground strokes but lots of information. Itís a richly interactive sport, both verbally and non-verbally. If players communicate clearly, simply, and consistently, the game will proceed more quickly, and with less fuss and misunderstanding. Here are a few guidelines that can make the game more fun, friendly, and fair for all...."
We've had some requests to run Craig Lambert's piece, sampled above, on Tennis Communication. (We'd better leave this link up on the newspage permanently.)
Take a look
Some useful links:
And here's a link to the espn site, with pro ranking.
And a club member (let's call him Sol) suggested a link to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. The site is rich.
The club book, right now, should be right by your hand. The website also has up-to-date info. The Rules section, the Governors and Committees and Activities (tournaments, round robins, etc) sections are current for 2005. Also, the Waiting List (which is not featured in the book) is current and ordered on the website. (The Waiting List and the list of New Members can be accessed through the FAQ page.) We thank the committee heads for making the information available in such a timely fashion and we urge all public spirited readers to proof-read.
'Members', and' Reservation Requests' are not active parts of the site nowadays. 'Timelines' is for adepts.
We'll keep the tournament draws available on-line (including all of the results), thanks to the Java Kid:
And the previous tournaments:
And here's the saga of 2002'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):
The Yearbook link will take you to the last newspage from 2004. 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 (2004). The less-than link (<) next to the honeycomb icon will take you to the last issue of the newspage.