A little discouraged? Well, yeah. Are we ever going to open? The newspage staff considered broadcasting a newspage with an all-black background with dripping text, whining about no hope for a 2003 season. But last Friday was a bright, warm day; the court re-hab crew is making great progress when it can get on the courts; and the weather report is...promising.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the courts were too wet to be worked on. But on Friday, the crew began The Spreading of the Clay, a major event.
We usually spread about 40 or 50 bags of clay on each court, in three layers: the first layer is a covering, the second a grading and the third a fine-tuning. We have a way to go. Maybe two more weeks, or so. Barring more heavy rain.
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.
We thank our on-line proofreaders and contributors to the effort to update the website, most especially Lucy Fowler whose help is, as always, much appreciated.
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.)