Tennis Club News

Sunday, August 4, 2002


Big news:


After the round robin, Thursday, August 8th. (Dinner starts at 7:15, tennis at 6:00.)
Sign up at the front desk.

$18 per person (includes tennis, supper, drinks)
$15 per person (includes supper & drinks)
$5 per person for tennis only.

The round robin is full as of 7-20-02.
If you want to be on the wait list, please inform the staff.

If you want to join the supper party even if you don't make it off the wait list, please let the staff know.


Imagine a desert: Dry, hot, empty. No sounds of balls cannonading about, nor soft cries of 'love,' no ballet of tennis. August at the Cambridge Tennis Club.

And yet, the courts are museum quality, the air is sweet, the days long and sunny.

The desert.


The toy:

Bob and Derek and the gang at Skybuilders have given us a dandy new toy: a text translater. If you go to the bottom of this page, you'll now find a list that reads: fr | it | de | es | pt. (French, Italian,  German, English, and Portuguese.) Click on one and translate this page into a wonderfully unidiomatic (we're talking computer translation here) version of the page. Then translate back into wonderfully unidiomatic English. Such fun. (We fear, though, that the malapropists and neologists and catachresists here at the newsroom will go beserk testing this toy.)

The toy employed:

Imaginez un désert: Séchez, chaud, vide. Aucuns bruits des boules cannonading environ, ni cris doux du l''amour, 'aucun ballet de tennis. Août au club de tennis de Cambridge. Mais, les cours sont qualité de musée, l'air est douce, les journées long et ensoleillées.





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 java on a site maintained by a Friend-of-the-Club.) The results are pretty much up-to-date, as of 8-3-02.

Note The Finals have been re-scheduled to Saturday, September 14, and Sunday, September 15.

And also Note that you can help us by emailing results to Our Friend. We post results, not scores.

Beyond also note: Please play some matches.

Beyond beyond: The defaulting bird hovers, looking to swoop. Don't let her swoop on you.

Last year the tournaments shall we say it? 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.

Take a look

at what was going on at the club on this date last year. (Stevie at Braeburn.)

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.

Click for Boston Weather

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.

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