An old pal:Steve Counihan, former pro at the CTC, is now teaching tennis at the Braeburn Country Club. We visited Steve a little while ago, and we took in the sights at Braeburn. (That's some parking lot at Braeburn: more Lexi per square inch than anywhere in the world, we thought.) Steve was between lessons and chatted a bit. -So, how's life at Braeburn, Stevie?
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Weather and tennis: August should be slow at the club, but nooo, we're packed. If we had 10 courts, we'd be packed. The phone is ringing off the hook. Almost no cancellations. The courts are pretty much booked all the way through prime-time and right up to 10:00. (We are worried about the merchants on the Vineyard.)
Rick Rose is the club's Iron Man: he's out there, in the sun, teaching. All day.
Tennis pros, and tennis players are, apparently, a tough bunch.
Round Robin: The next round robin, a catered affair, is scheduled for Thursday, August 23. Tennis starts at 6:00.
Member-Guest Round Robin: The next member-guest round robin is scheduled for Saturday, August 18, from 5:00 to 7:30.
People in fear of being defaulted are playing some epic matches in the heat.
The defaulting wind is rustling the tree tops: don't let it light on you.
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.
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.
Solicitations: 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.
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 (2001). The less-than link (<) next to the honeycomb icon will take you to Yesterday's News.