The club's Columbus Day Party? It-was-a-hit! Folks frolicked on all five courts for about four hours. Just absolutely frolicked. We had celebrity visitors, Ronnie and Steve. And we had plenty of food.
We want to thank all our helpers, most especially Pris and Sarah.
Darkness eats the back courts pretty thoroughly by about 6:30 p.m. nowadays. (Darkness seems to have eaten up the players too: not so many around. The Mount Auburn Club indeed.)
You're playing ferocious (by our standards) tennis. You miss a shot. You drop your racquet, fall on your knees, raise your arms to the sky, and you exclaim (or scream, or murmur, or blurt):
- -MOTHER'S POODLE. (We heard this one recently. Really.)
- -I don't deserve to LIVE. (This one too. Really.)
- -Why can't I ever....? (inaudible).
- -Oh borscht.
What do they say on public courts? Anyone?
The courts are quite...under-subscribed, especially at prime time, and so:
|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.|
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
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.
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.)