Tennis Club News

Friday, May 23, 2003



A reader responded to our last newspage wherein we claimed to have beaten Mother Nature by opening the courts on May 17. (Published with the reader's permission, of course)

-Dear ....:

I would like to take exception to your claim that the court crew 'beat Mother Nature.' Wasn't this season's opening date the latest in history? Didn't Longwood open a month ago? (And please don't tell me that you had snow and ice. There hasn't been snow or ice on your courts in months.)
Doesn't Mother Nature still rule? Sure seems that way to me and some other right-thinking members.

     -Greatly Incensed on Brattle Street


Dear Greatly:


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).
And we'll have some good things to eat and drink even if the rain is pouring down on the courts.


The first round robin of the year is scheduled for this coming Thursday, May 29. The meal will be catered. Tennis starts at 6:00.


Club member, Charles Ansbacher will lead his Landmarks Ochestra in a series of free concerts again this year. Check out the website for info and a schedule.


Take a look

at what was happening at the club at this time last year.





Here's the saga of last year's tournaments:



Here's a link to the espn site, with pro ranking.

And here's a link to the official French Open site.


The CTC book is hot off the presses and all members should have a copy by now.

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.


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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