Tennis Club News

Sunday, April 1!, 2012

 


 

The news is very fair and good, my lord:

-Northumberland
King Richard II
Act 3, Scene 3

 


 



First roll

 

We have been remiss: there is news and we haven't reported it. We will do better.

Westboro Tennis plans on dropping by on Monday, April 9 with all of the company's heroic men and machines and clay and tapes and nets. They drop in alright. If the weather holds and Westboro does indeed drop in, we hope to be open on April 10 or 11. Yippee. Last year we opened on April 28. We are doing fine, fine, fine.

What with all the balmy weather, the crew has had time to really sparklify the grounds. The Skating Club has redone the balcony and the shower rooms and is in the process of planting many trees.

 

The second Meet & Greet for prospective new members will be held on Monday, April 30th, 6–8 p.m. In order to meet the membership quota and this year’s budget, we are relying on all members for help. We have wait list spots for this season, and we are working to fill them in the next few weeks! Please reach out to friends and co-workers who are Cambridge residents and who would enjoy tennis and the unique experience of the CTC.

We’ll be serving food and drink, and membership committee members will be available to go over the simple process of introducing prospective members to the Club.

The Membership Proposal Application can be downloaded from the Membership page on the website.

Please join us to make the 2012 season successful and fun!

If you have any questions, please email the Membership Committee Co-Chairs, Donna Gordon or Lucinda O’Neill

 

 

Craig Lambert wrote a must-read article for Harvard Magazine about Bruce Wright's take on the 'high set' stance and movement in tennis. Take a look: High Set The article is accompanied by a separate video demonstrating the technique. High Set Video Thanks, Craig, for sending this nifty technical riff along to us.

The book? Membership for the coming year hasn't been settled, so the book will be a while in the making. In the meantime, the website will be updated as data dribbles in.

 


 

We are going to try out a new feature on the newspage. Let's call it The Book Blurb. The Blurb will note books not necessarily about tennis, but authored by CTC members. So, if you members have recently, or maybe not so recently, written a book that you'd like blurbed, please let us know.

Let's start with:

In the midst of renovating garages and ruling vast sectors of cyberspace, Bob Doyle wrote a bit of a magnum opus: Free Will: The Scandal in Philosophy by Bob Doyle. "The fundamental question of information philosophy is cosmological and ultimately metaphysical. What is the process that creates information structures in the universe?"

We have a new book by a club member, Game, Set, Match: Billie Jean King and the Revolution in Women's Sports, by club member, Susan Ware. The book is: A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Sports Book.

We have some new books from club member, Julie Baer:

Love Me Later

Julie Baer presents us with a unique book. Her fantastic artwork depicts nature and people in a special way. -- Bookreviewcafe.com

I Only Like What I Like

"CHILDREN BEWARE –will have you trying the untried, 'cause it's FUN! The collages fill you up to the eyeballs."


Take a look at: William P. Homans, Jr., A Life in Court, by Mark S. Brodin. Bill Homans was a long time member of the club with "a storied legal career." A lot of folks at the club knew and liked Bill. He could tell a story or two, couldn't he?

We want to mention New Classic American Houses, a book by Dan Cooper about the architecture of Albert, Righter, and our own John Tittmann. "New Classic American Houses is an architectural page-turner brimming with creative interpretations of traditional forms."


Hot off the presses, a new book by Faith Moore, Celebrating a Life, Planning Memorial Services and Other Creative Remembrances. "Celebrating a Life" provides the ideas, inspiration, and how-to advice needed for creating a meaningful memorial service. Light-hearted but sensitive, this thoughtful guide covers it all."
While We Were Sleeping by David Hemenway.

"This book powerfully illuminates how public health works with more than sixty success stories drawn from the area of injury and violence prevention."


The Parents We Mean To Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children's Moral and Emotional Development by Rick Weissbourd.

The New Yorker review said, "In this ardent and persuasive inquiry, Weissbourd, a Harvard psychologist, warns that 'happiness-besotted' parents do children a disservice by emphasizing personal fulfillment over empathy."

 


 

The club directory for 2010 should be in your hands or by your side all day, every day. But, should something untoward befall you and the directory isn't handy, all of this year's information is available on the website, except for membership information.

Some useful links:

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.

 


 

"On the court, tennis players exchange not only ground strokes but lots of information. It's 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



at what was happening at this time last year. (Snow. Surprised?)

 

 

The Yearbook link will take you to the last newspage from 2011. 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.

WEATHER


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 said clicker can read the news pages for the whole year (2012). The less-than link (<) next to the honeycomb icon will take clickers to the previous issue of this year's newspage.

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