Tennis Club News

August 2, 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:

(Has this become a regular feature of the newspage?)

In the June 11 issue of the New Yorker, there's another nifty article by Malcolm Gladwell, the author of The Tipping Point, about, of all things, highway safety. (We just read anything he writes: he's one of those guys.) The article is entitled "Wrong Turn."

"Every two miles, the average driver makes four hundred observations, forty decisions, and one mistake. Once every five hundred miles, one of those mistakes leads to a near collision, and once every sixty-one thousand miles one of those mistakes leads to a crash. When people drive, in other words, mistakes are endemic and accidents inevitable...."

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 triple 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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