Tennis Club News

Tuesday, October 8, 2002


Just love these crisp, Fall days, temperatures in the 80's, high humidity, empty courts.

Let's see, on Monday, out of a playable 60 hours of court time, 13 were booked, 5 by the pro, 1 after 5:00 p.m. Today there are 2 courts reserved after 5. Maybe it will pick up later in the week when the temperature cools down. Or when Michelle returns.

Darkness eats the back courts pretty thoroughly by about 6:30 p.m. nowadays. The lights on court 3 extend play a bit beyond, but just a bit.

And, because the courts are so...under-utilized,

Summer members can book courts at prime time, but only 24 hours in advance. (Summer membership has been continued on a pay-as-you-play basis for the rest of the year.) Summer members should fill out a chit for themselves as guests.


The club's fabled Columbus Day Extravaganza is coming. Yesss. Monday, October 14: all day pick-up doubles, a barbecue, a pot-luck, a rondelay of tennis and eating and drinking and chatting and hanging and athletic ecstasy. Turkey, burgers, dogs, beer, soda, and culinery contributions. And did we say tennis? Lots of tennis.

If you want to bring a guest (Benny?), there is a $10 fee

Folks are encouraged to bring somthing for the potluck part of the party. We suggest: if your last name begins with the letter:




Here's the saga of last year's tournaments:


Rick Rose's Doubles Clinics are now running on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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. (Yet another something about re-re-scheduling the Mixed Doubles Finals, sorta makes a person laugh. Or at least smile, Michelle.)

Website Update: 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.

The letters below will waft the clicker to a translation program, so that you can see these deathless words translated to wonderfully unidiomatic French, Italian, etc. (It's a toy. Some of us love toys, still, and some of us love to click.)

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