-Isn't the club busy for October? Isn't October usually a slow month?
-Courtless, from Cambridgeport
-Yes, October seems plenty busy, unseasonably busy. We think that the whole season has been unseasonably busy. Remember August? The courts are usually empty during August, but this year we were packed. (To prove this busyness statistically, someone would have to look through the sign-in sheets for the year and compare them to those of the last few years. We'll have to settle, sadly, for seems busier.)
-What's up with 'the club will be open until mid-November, weather permitting?' I thought that we are always open, weather permitting?
-Well, Sam, we are always open, weather permitting, but during November we have another little item to contend with: frost. Some years frost gets into the courts and they become glazed over and too slippery to be played on. Then the sun might hit them and they turn to mush, too soft to even be walked on. Then, maybe, they dry out and firm up for a few hours and if you're there, racquet in hand, partner on stand-by, you can play. Then the courts freeze up again. Sometimes the courts close themselves. Sometimes the frost stays a-way, the courts stay firm and good. Sometimes people play in November.
Autumn Leaves, the chemistry of: Why do leaves change color? Find out here. (We found this item in the archives and it seemed like such fun, we are re-running it.)
We're still hearing about the Mixed Doubles Finals. Some drama. Some tennis. Congratulations, Jessie and Alexi.
Thanks to folks who have kindly called or e'd results.
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 the last issue of the news.