It's hot: we're packed.
Summer Membership begins on Saturday, June 29. The Club welcomes our Summer Members, and encourages them to come to the club's events, Round Robins, Pick-up Doubles, and the holiday cookouts. Speaking of which...
Yessireee, the Fourth loometh. There is a big party here at the club on the Fourth: a cookout, potluck, a round robin. Did we say a BIG PARTY? All day, all court, come one come all, bring-your-racquet-and-your-appetite, get-down tennis party. Some of us think that these holiday parties are the Club at its most sociable. (Some of us cancel our trips to Paris and the Ukraine to come to the party.) The club supplies burgers and dogs and drinks, and if the temperature is below a million degrees, cookies and a turkey. You can help complete our menu by bringing:
"The Women's Team is coming off one of its most successful seasons in recent memory. The inimitable mother/daughter team of Williams and Morss had an undefeated record. The rest of us (mortals) scrambled through 3 set matches, managing to win about half of them.
We are indebted to the coaching of Juliet Godson for her encouragement, wisdom and expertise. She kept our spirits from flagging and greatly enhanced our performance."
From top left: Mary Hill, Sue Mead, Juliet Godson, Paula Cortes, Portia Harcus, Ruth Morss
Kathy Lloyd, Julie O'Connor, Ann Wyman, Cecily McMillan, Cynthia Ellis, Joanna Scott
Missing from photo: Val Donham, Judy King, Esther Williams
Team Members: Kathy, Mary, Cynthia, Joanna, and Portia.
The next Round Robin, a catered affair, takes place on Thursday, July 10.
The tournament draw has been posted on the special Club Tournament bulletin board inside the clubhouse. We have links to a site with the draws posted and kept current. (Draw sheet formats are beyond the capability of HTML and have been done in the past in java on a site maintained by a Friend-of-the-Club. The friend reports that she had to "restructure her java environment.")
The first round of the tournaments should be played by July 4.
Note The Finals have been re-scheduled to Saturday, September 14, and Sunday, September 15.
And also Note that you can help the website worker-bees a lot, by emailing results to Our Friend, or if you're feeling shy, to the Webmaster We post results, not scores.
Last year the tournaments were...how shall we say it?...hot? interesting? So, since our Friend-of-the-Club is willing to help (she does more than help: she does all the heavy lifting. Java! indeed), we're going to list the draws and outcomes of last year's tournaments. Folks who follow the tournaments online might figure out who our Friend is and tell her thanks when you see her. We sure thank her.
Rick Rose's Doubles Clinics have switched from Mondays and Wednesdays, and are now running on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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.
Here's a link to the espn site, with pro ranking.
Here's a link to the official Wimbledon site.
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. Or essays, rhapsodies, haiku, bulletins, rants, objections. Or praise. Especially items that we might actually put up on the page. Anonymity is assured.
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.