Sunday, September 24
Prime time: June is usually the busiest month at the club, and September the second busiest. It's dark before 7:00 now and the competition for reservations on the lighted front courts at 6:00 is fierce. The staff answers the phone for reservations promptly at 8:00 in the morning, patiently letting the phone ring until the second hand crosses the 12. The club clock is set to the atomic clock at the Naval Observatory in Illyria and if your clock shows 8:02 and the club clock 7:59.07, the phone will ring and ring unrequitedly. (Some techie tricksters use continuous automatic re-dialing phones.) The staff gets an earful of stories: I can't wait til eight; I have a meeting; please pick up. I'll be in Sicilia at 8:00 and my cousin is coming in on Tuesday from the Forest of Arden and he's dying to play on our fabled clay courts. Please, please, please, baby, please, pick up the phone. The staff doesn't even crack a smile. 8:00.
Men's and Women's Senior Tournaments: There are Men's and Women's Senior Tournaments being planned for players 55 years old or older. The semi-finals of the tournaments are scheduled for Saturday, September 30, and the finals for Sunday, October 1. The sign-up sheets are on the porch bulletin board.
Clinic Cancellation: Rick Rose's clinic is cancelled on Tuesday, September 26.
The Bathrooms: Well, the bathroom project hasbeen going on for a while. But light fixtures have been selected and ordered and delivered. Last week they were installed. So now the rest of the project can go forward. The plan is that the bathrooms will be re-done from top to bottom, walls, floors, fixtures, lights, ceilings. Everything. The lights had to be installed first though, and that took a while.
Longwood: Some of our members are also members of the Longwood Cricket Club. They told us that Longwood has a website, so we took a look. If you want to compare and contrast websites, click on Longwood.
Here's a link to a big tennis site that you might take a look at. Tennis Server has a column by Ron Waite called Turbo Tennis. Click on Waite's 'Current Column' and if you like what you see, click on the 'Turbo Tennis Archive' on the left-hand column.
Want to be invisible? Check out the new Members section of the CTC website. All information on members is invisible EVEN WITH A PASSWORD. But, if you want club members to be able to find your telephone number or, dare we say it, your email address, you can edit your personal information, make visible whatever you want by checking a box. What fun! Or keep everything invisible. Give it a look. Check off some boxes.
Court Conditions: Very, very good. If it rains, though, please call the club for an update on your court.
The time and temperature icon is a link to a Boston weather site. Give it a click.
Joe DeBassio Webmaster.
Website Note: The honey-comb icon is also a link. It takes the clicker to an archive of all the past news pages so's you can catch up on what you missed. The less-than link (<) next to the honeycomb icon will take you to yesterday's page.