Court conditions: Open, or rather, some courts open, some closed. (Court 5 is open. Go figure.) Please call the clubhouse for an update.
|Round Robin: The next round robin, a catered affair, is scheduled for Thursday, July 12. Tennis starts at 6:00.|
Tournaments: The club's tournaments are raging. The next round should be played by July 10.
Tournaments: (other) Here's a link to the official Wimbledon site.
And here's a link
to an alternative Wimbledon site.
(Fun to watch that net play in the women's finals, and fun to watch those drop shots.)
Fourth of July: Phew, the party on the Fourth was hot-hot-hot. The traditional Fourth of July turkey, this year from Bread and Circus, was a big hit. (Thanks to Charlie for picking it up.) A lot of folks reported having a great time.
Summer membership began on July 1. Welcome to the club. Welcome to the season. You might chat with the staff person on duty about scheduling courts and making out chits and other mechanics. You might also consider coming to Sunday pick-up doubles and week-day round robins to meet players.
Junior Membership began on July 1. Welcome to the club. Welcome to the season. See above.
Busyness: If Summer and Junior Memberships began on July 1, how come the club's busyness dies off drastically after the Fourth? How come?
Nothing to do with tennis:
"In 1913, Charles Peguy .... made the famous and often-repeated statement that the world had changed less since the death of Jesus than it had in the last thirty years. He described, for his millions of contemporaries, the concurrent horror and excitement of geometrically accelerating culture.
Hidden in Peguy's formulation is the idea that each tool, each measurement, each casual observation of the nature of things - even Peguy's - accelerates and automates the acquisition of the next tool. The first rock-chipping rock logically extends itself, along a series of ever-shorter steps, into the assembly line and the self-replicating machine. This increasingly steepening curve applies to every endeavor where the product of growth contributes directly to growth's progress."
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. (Hint: there are pictures of last year's women's singles tournament winners.)
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.