The drought continues: Did somebody say 'cognitive dissonance?' Wasn't that sleet mixed in the downpour yesterday? It was, wasn't it? And do any of these deluges count? They sure are keeping the staff amused. The staff is answering 10 million phone calls and tending the pumps and rolling and brushing the courts and bailing. Please call the clubhouse for updates. And please note that when the phone message is vague, that the staff just doesn't know when the courts will re-open. When the staff does have some idea, they update the message. Whilst bailing.
The first Round Robin of the season is coming up on Thursday, May 23. (A catered affair.)
The first Holiday cookout of the season is coming up on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.
(A holiday cookout is one of the most sociable events at the CTC: all day, all court pick-up doubles, AND a potluck-barbecue. A tennis festival, a jamboree, a revel. The Club supplies burgers, dogs, beer, and sodas, and sometimes a turkey.)
There is a potluck part to the party. We hope you will complete our menu by bringing (according to the first initial of your last name):
Rick Rose's Doubles Clinics were supposed to have started last week. Well, we had a bit of rain. So they will start this coming Monday, May 20, and continue for a while on Mondays and Wednesdays, pending input from attendees and potential attendees.
He's accepting feedback.
The clinics run from 10:00 to 11:30 and cost $14.00. And they are very popular. Check them out.
Club member, Charles Ansbacher is again conducting the Boston Landmarks Orchestra in a series of free outdoor concerts. You can read all about them, and him, and find a concert schedule at the Landmarks Orchestra website.
Here's an animation of pictures of the opening process, a little tribute to the guys wielding shovels and lutes, and finally, a player, playing.
Here's a link to the espn site, with pro rankings.
Take a look
Website Update: Events, Members, and Reservation Requests are not active parts of the site nowadays. Timelines is not for civilians.
The Governors and Committees page, the Activities page (round robins, tournaments, etc), and the Rules page have all been updated. We thank the folks who have kindly done some on-line proofreading. And we solicit any additional proofreading. Or comments.
The Yearbook link will take you to the last newspage from 2001. 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 newspage.