Thursday, April 27
We had hoped that, by this time, Today's News would be reporting on tennis here at the club. We had hoped that we would be featuring pictures of you, Gentle Readers, gamboling about on the courts, calling out, "love," and more, "love." Your chums in England and France and Oblivia would see your picture on the World Wide Web and remark on your trimness, your litheness, your competitive aplomb. But alas, what we have is rain mixed with snow and despond.
While there is no action on the courts other than a test of our drainage system, there is a lot of action in the clubhouse. Bob Doyle and the crew have installed a video camera and many other dazzling goodies.
Phil aims the new video analysis camera at Court 1.
Billy connects the camera signal to the TV monitor - only to show a flooded Court 1. Our very own Weather Channel. More despondence. We need some sun.
The premiere will take place on Sunday at the New Members' Party.
There's a lot of action at the Doyles' house, too, on Thursday nights, starting at 7:30. Bob is demonstrating the wonders of his program and the club's web-site. The demo is a good show. With cookies.
A Note from Susan Miller-Havens:The New Members Party is Sunday April 30th. It is for new members, their sponsors, the board and general membership. It is not to introduce prospective members! Anyone who wants to introduce prospective members please contact Susan Mead, membership committee.
A note from our web designer.
Now that the crew has rebuilt our wonderful courts, the web site faces its greatest challenge, our PILOT STUDY to display court reservations every day - without any added burden on our club staff.
It won't be as exhausting as shaping sixteen tons of clay into a level playing field, but it will not be easy. If you want to help us, take a look at the RESERVATION REQUESTS link to the left.
The asterisk indicates an empty court.
Clicking on it (in the real "timeLines" window) let's you send in a request for that court time.
N.B. Please report any difficulties you are having to Bob Doyle. Don't assume that it's your problem. It's our problem if the web site does not work for you.
All members are welcome to come to my lab at 77 Huron Avenue (a big red three-decker - three houses in from the fire station at Garden Street) Thursday evenings (tonight!) at 7:30. We'll have a hands-on tutorial using the web site, and talk about getting on the web in general.
Court conditions:Water, water everywhere.
Joe DeBassio, Webmaster.