Court conditions: rained out in the a.m. Please call the clubhouse for an update.
Rain? We worried about rain for the Round Robin? The night was wonderful. 20 players showed up and played continuously. The next Round Robin, a pizza night, is scheduled for June 18.
June is High Season here at the CTC. June is usually the busiest month of the year. People play a lot. Weekends are booked from, say, 8:00 to closing, every court, every hour. Weekdays - it's tough to get a court at prime time. Folks call promptly at 8:00 a.m. and deploy trick phone features, like continuous automatic re-dial. The staff would like callers to note that reservations begin at exactly 8:00 a.m. and that the office clock is amongst the most accurate in the whole world.
The Tournament sign-up has been extended to June 10. Please sign up.
The tournament schedule has been re-jiggered: The Finals of:
The times for the matches remain the same, and the rain dates, September 21, and 22 remain the same.
Eric Herz, who was a member of the club for many years, died on May 25.
The Boston Globe's obituary tells us that he escaped Nazi Germany in 1939, emigrating to Israel and studying flute at the Jerusalem Conservatory. He served in the English Army in Cairo, and later became a member of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1951, he went to Canada and then came to Boston and Cambridge where he co-founded the "Boston School" of harpsichord making. He was a renowned harpsichord maker and a master craftsman, producing almost 500 instruments before he retired in 1996. He also served as president of the Boston Early Music Festival.
We remember Eric's tennis play here at the club. He was a regular at Sunday pick-up doubles back in the days when it was a major event on two courts. Eric played almost every Sunday, for years.
A memorial service will be held in the Fall.
The CTC Women's Team played last Thursday against the Winchester Team. CTC won 2 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 have started, and will continue for a while on Mondays and Wednesdays, pending the ending of the women's team season, and 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. (Rick Rose is picking Andre and Serena as the winners.)
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.