Court conditions: Open! Our new drainage system worked like a charm. The courts took almost three inches of water in a few hours and opened the nex day at 4:00. Of course, court 5 is a little bit wet, but it's not puddled up and should come around later today.
The last round robin was a true corker. In case you missed it, there will be a reprise on Tuesday, June 19. This round robin will be a catered affair.
June is the busiest month of the year here at the CTC. It's tough to get a court at prime time or in the early morning. The busyness dies down a bit after the Fourth of July.
Summer Membership doesn't start until July 1.
Jim Baldwin is featured in the new movie, "What's the Worst That Could Happen?" (Not only is he in the movie, but his bit is being shown in the previews on television. He's a star.) Jim plays the part of a tennis player. Not much of a stretch there, Jim. Please bring Michael Pfeiffer to the CTC. Please.
-Cambridge Tennis Club: how may we help you?
-Tennis Club? Did you say 'tennis?' I thought that this was a skating club.
-Hi, Tennis Club, I was just wondering, it's really important, whoops I'm going into a tunnel....
-Are we rained out? It's raining like crazy here.
-Yes, it's pouring. Where are you calling from?
-I'm playing tennis at 9:00. Could you tell me who I'm playing with?
-I'm playing at 5:00. Will the rain stop by then?
-I'm playing at 9:00. Could you tell me whether I'm on at 9 at night? or 9 in the morning?
-Hi, I'm at Harvard for the summer and I'd like to play on your courts. I think that I'd like a court for Thursday morning at 8:00. I...
As always, contributions to the news page are quite welcome. We are partial to humor, but we'll consider gripes, wails, rants, and effusions.
Reservations Note: While the CTC website has the capacity to handle on-line reservations, the efficacy of deploying the system is still being debated by the tennis club Board. So, if you click on Reservation Requests, you can see the system, but it is not active. Stay posted.
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.
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.