The round robin scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, has been cancelled.
Tournament Note: You still have an opportunity to sign up for the club tournaments. The sign-up sheets are on the porch bulletin board.
The CTC Memorial Day Extravaganza will take place on Monday, May 28. All day pick-up doubles, grilled food, beer and soft drinks. There is a pot-luck aspect to the fete. We suggest that if your last name begins with the letters A through G, you might bring some salad; if G through O, some fruit or fruit juice; if P through Z, some desserts. As usual, the club will supply the basic necessities: burgers, dogs, veggie burgers (if we remember), maybe a turkey if one can be found, sodas, and beers (be-ahs). And maybe chocolate chip cookies.
A Frequently Asked Question:
-Why did it take so long for the club to open?
-The short answer is that we had a late start and a lot of prep work.
The more fulsome answer is:
Letter from the club's President, Vincent Panico:
Too much rain. The staff is working hard but it does not appear we will be able to open before early May. Better news, if any, will be posted on the club web site: www.cambridgetennisclub.com.
Billy Crusco with his newly aligned collarbone will again be the manager, assisted by Joe DeBassio and Phil Soccorso.
Rick Rose will return as pro. He is not only a good tennis instructor but also is wonderful teaching young children. He will coordinate the tournaments and work with the tennis committee.
Southie Bundy has done an excellent job scheduling the various tennis activities. The information will be in the tennis book. The arrangements are a little different this year, so please check the book carefully.
The system remains the same. The staff will answer phones from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. (rain or shine) and from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. except on rain days when the staff is not on duty. Leave a message on the machine and the staff will respond when they return.
Ladies' Tennis Team:
For the last few years, we've had a spring ladies' tennis team which plays in a competitive league against other clubs. All games are played on Thursday mornings, half at home and half away. If you're interested, and are an experienced player who wants to play competitively, contact Cynthia Ellis at 617 491-2813.
We are still experimenting with the web site. Whenever possible, pertinent information will be listed there as well as posted on our bulletin board.
We urge you to leave cell phones at home. There have been complaints.
New Members' Party, Sunday, May 6, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
New members will be welcomed and introduced at the party. The original proposer should be present to introduce the new member. Susan Mead would be happy to answer any membership questions.
The following are the new members as of April 1, 2001:
Welcome to the new season.
Take a look at what was going on at the club at this time last year.
The Yearbook link will take you to the last newspage from 2000. From there you can see the whole of the Persistent Archive of last year's news.
Court Conditions: Better than all our rivals except the two best courts at Braeburn.
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. The less-than link (<) next to the honeycomb icon will take you to yesterday's News.