Clay was delivered to the club on Tuesday, April 15. Clay, or more exactly, Har-Tru Fast Dry, is the stuff that the CTC courts are made of. (It is wonderful stuff, Har-Tru, very tasty.) 16 tons of it were delivered on a flat bed trailer, on pallets, 35 bags to a pallet. The clay was unloaded from the flat bed by a forklift, operated skillfully indeed by Ed Ducharme of Eldco.
The grounds, the lawn, the hill, the paths, and the courts, were so sopping wet, they just couldn't bear the weight of the forklift and the clay without deep gouging, so Ed double-stacked the pallets on top of the hill, out behind court 3. (How will the crew get the top bags down? The stacks are 10 feet high and the bags, in case we didn't mention it, weigh 80 pounds. We don't know how.)
The coming of the clay is big: if the clay is here, can play be far behind?
The day was not without adventures. Ask Phil about The Lady in the Lexus. We can't relate the story here.
The CTC book is not yet available.
But the website's information is current. The 'Activities' page (round robins, tournaments, etc) has been updated, i.e., the schedule of events for 2003 can be found on the website. Also, the waiting list for membership, as well as a list of new members has been updated. That information can be found through the 'FAQ' page. The 'Governors and Committees' page, and the 'Rules' page have also been updated.
'Members', and' Reservation Requests' are not active parts of the site nowadays. 'Timelines' is for adepts.
The crew started working on the courts on Tuesday, April 15. From that date, it should take 3-4 weeks to get the courts up and operating. Depending on the weather.
Take a look
at what was happening at the club at this time last year. (We were open.)
Here's the saga of last year's tournaments:
Here's a link to the espn site, with pro ranking.
The Yearbook link will take you to the last newspage from 2002. From there you can see the whole of the Persistant 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.)