Did you feel the little cosmic ripple, un petit frisson, on midnight of March 15? Your sensors had to be very fine-tuned. At that date and time, the Cambridge Tennis Club assumed.... (we have to be careful here: not control, not ....) its identity (that's it!) at 40 Willard St. for the 2003 season.
The problem (see above and below) is that there is more ice and snow on the courts than at any time in recent memory.
As some of us recall, we had a pretty snowy winter. When the snow is cleared from the ice rink, the snow is plowed and blown to the sides, making some beautiful banks all around the rink. (The kids love to frolic in the snow. They race, on skates, full-tilt across the ice, and then dive into the banks. We have to be happy for the kids. We have to.)
But, oh woe, the wonderful ice is about a foot and a half thick. Usually, at this time of year, we are worried about getting the water out of the property. (Club Manager, Bill Crusco, is mighty clever about that.) But this year, we wish that we had water instead of ice.
-Is there anything that we can do?
-Depends on the efficacy of prayer.
Here's the saga of last year's tournaments:
Here's a link to the espn site, with pro ranking.
The Governors and committees page, the Activities page (round robins, tournaments, etc), and the Rules page need to be updated. As the information becomes available, we'll post it.
Members, and Reservation Requests are not active parts of the site nowadays. Timelines is not for civilians.
The Yearbook link will take you to the last newspage from 2002. 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. (You can use this program to translate web-pages other than the newspage.)