Tennis Club News

Saturday, May 17, 2003



You can't fight Mother Nature.

Oh ya? The CTC crew fought Mother Nature and won.The courts are open.

Oh, it was a nice, grueling fight, all right, starting at dawn last Saturday. Not too many rays came our way, did they now? But the work is done and the courts are pretty good. Come see for yourselves.

Reservations can be made according to the regular schedule. (The crew is so happy to be done with the bloomin' nailing that they can probably be talked into accepting reservations any old time that you can get through on the phone. Unofficially, of course.)

Memorial Day
Memorial Day is celebrated early this year, on Monday, May 26.

The club is celebrating hugely, as usual, with all day pick-up doubles and a barbecue/pot-luck. The party is always a real tennis romp: lots of tennis and eating and socializing.

The club will supply the basics: burgers, dogs (gotta have those dogs), beer, soft drinks, and, we hope, a turkey or two, and chocolate chip cookies.

There is a pot-luck part to the party and, in recent years, club members contirbutions have been wonderful. This year, club members, according to the first initial of their last names, are encouraged to bring:
  • A-G: desserts;
  • H-O: salads;
  • P-Z : fruit or fruit juice (not lemonade, please).



Last week was some week of work:

Nailing tapes and grueling, May 15, 2003

Gardening, May 15, 2003

Tidying up, May 16, 2003 (48 degrees, cloudy, windy)

Loose ends.

The first ball hit, noonish, May 16, 2003



The CTC book is hot off the presses and copies should be in the mail soon.

The information in the book may also be found here on the website. The 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 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. (A nifty, we think, animation.)





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.

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. (You can use this program to translate web-pages other than the newspage.)


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