We are still open, you know. People are playing, especially in the mornings. The courts are still good. The days aren't too cold. When we play indoors nowadays, it feels a bit...off, doesn't it? Maybe we'll get used to it, get used to the lighting, the silence.
Longwood closed last Sunday.
And the nets came down at Braeburn yesterday. (Although we hear that the hard courts there are still open.) The Braeburn pro (who we know and love) and our pro, Rick Rose, are heading to Florida this weekend. We don't wonder if they'll play some tennis down there, we know it. We're sending them off with a list of USTA tournaments. Good luck, guys. Show those Southern jokers some topspin.
Correspondents' alert: Want to be a reporter? All you have to do is report.
We are pleased to have another pencil drawing from Ken Turnbull. We haven't done justice to Ken in the past; we've reduced his drawings too much, we fear, for the sake of shortening the download time. We'll try to rectify that problem here with another picture from Ken, one he calls "Backporch."
And here's a detail from the drawing. Thanks, Ken.
We'll leave the tournament draw up for the rest of the year.
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. (Must be some debate.) So, if you click on Reservation Requests, you can see the system, but it is not active.
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.