The first Holiday cookout of the season took place yesterday. And....it was some tennis jamboree, wasn't it? Little tired today, are we? We feel bad for members in Paris and Hawaii who missed it.
The story, in case you weren't paying attention: beer was not sold in MA yesterday, and the club had none. The call went out for donors (with some members quipping that there are no 'regular guys' in the club, no one who would just normally have a six pack or two in the fridge). But wait: Rick W. came trucking in with some beer, then, lo! Molly, yes, MOLLY, lugging a case, plus an exotic fruit salad, plus herself. Yes, Molly saved the day, Molly and Rick. The club thanks you.
By way of thanks, Molly is hereby exempt from club rules for five full years. (That's a joke, but then Molly doesn't really need any exemption because she is quite scrupulous about obeying rules. Quite scrupulous.)
Some folks we haven't seen yet this season showed up last week. And, mostly, the club has appeared to be a splendid place to them. (The fine weather hasn't hurt, either.)-It's heaven here. We are so blessed to be able to play here.
-The very air smells sweet.
-The courts are ne plus ultra. (Really, a member said these very words.)
-PINK lemonade? We're drinking pink lemonade? Whose bright idea was that?
There was a story, "The Prior's Room," by Andrea Lee in the New Yorker a few weeks ago. She wrote about something else entirely, but she seemed to describe last week at the Cambridge Tennis Club pretty well:
"...a bouillon of civilization, a concentrated essence.....Paradise - a standard by which sensual well-being will be measured forever afterward...."
We agree, we agree.
The CTC Women's Team played last Thursday against the Dover Town Team. CTC won 3 out of the 4 matches. CTC women have won 12 out of 20 matches this year, and a team member reports that this year's team has great spirit, great camaraderie. The team plays its last home match on June 6, at 9:00.
Rick Rose's Doubles Clinics started this week, and will 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 a link to the French Open site.
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.