Tennis Club News

August 1! 2001


Clinics: Ever try one? Rick's clinics are a smash hit. Lately, he's had a nice mix of beginners and intermediates, members and guests, young and old. The clinics take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 to 11:30. Give it a try.


Many, many thanks to Kathy Komputerheroine, we have the tournament draws on-line. They are mostly up-to-date. You might help us keep the draws up to date by notifying Kathy of match results. (We won't post scores, just results.)

Thanks to folks who have kindly called or e'd results.

Round Robin: The next round robin, a pizza night, is scheduled for Wednesday, August 6. Tennis starts at 6:00.

Nothing to do with tennis:

(It's, let's face it, a slow news day.)

In the June 11 issue of the New Yorker, there's a nifty article by Larissa MacFarquhar about Stanley Fish, the literary critic and (sort of) father of the 'reception theory' of lit crit. (Why is it that the newspage has so much lit crit and not, say, botany or current events? why?) In reception theory, the reader of a work is the creator; the reader's interpretation 'creates' the work.

"...Fish argues, it's not just beliefs about right and wrong ways to read a text that are local to particular communities; beliefs in general are limited and limiting in the same way. But just because they are local doesn't mean we believe them any less strongly. Quite the reverse: beliefs are not objects that we take up, examine, and discard - they are the eyes through which we see. Realizing that we lack a godlike perspective on the world doesn't leave us without beliefs or principles of judgment; it leaves us exactly where we were before."

Help: As always, we welcome contributions to the news.

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.

Click for Boston Weather

Joe DeBassio, Webmaster

A minor note: The webmaster is on vacation. (The newspages have been pre-written, using a marvelous capability of the site's underlying software.) If there is anything urgent, you might contact the website's father, Bob Doyle.

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 (2001). The less-than link (<) next to the honeycomb icon will take you tåÉ‘eterday's News.

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