Tennis Club News

Monday, July 28, 2003



Weekends are slow, but weekdays are very busy, especially at prime time.

And this week, we see that some courts are closed for maintenance. What all is this 'maint' we see on the schedule? Members say: the courts seem fine to me.

Well, the staff is trying to keep the courts fine. The courts need some grading, mostly along the baselines. Grading is done, at this stage of the game, by adding clay, then leveling the new clay to the lines.

Sometimes the courts will set up and be playable on the day of maintenance. It depends on the weather and how much clay is spread.

Bear with us: you'll be pleased.

Phil is on vacation. The place will be more...sedate?

We all read the bit in the Times the other day, the bit about the French government's banning of the word "e-mail?' The French would rather the word "courriel." We admire the French for many things, but we absolutely love the fact that they have a 'General Commission on Terminology and Neology." Really. Ya gotta love it.



We always solicit input from our readers. Oddly enough, mostly members send us jokes. Some apropos, some not. We are considering setting up a separate page that can be accessed only from the newspage - with jokes that are submitted by members. So you can click on the link or not. We have never received a lot of tennis jokes. Maybe there aren't any. And we have to worry a bit about what's appropriate and what's funny. Should we give it a try? Please send comments, or jokes, to the Webmaster. And we'll see.

Watering? They're watering?


The tournaments! We must pass along the rueful news that some of the tournament matches have not been played in a timely manner. Individuals and teams will be defaulted.



We have the tournament draws up and running, thanks to our Anonymous Friend, the Java Kid. We think that they are up to date as of today. (We urge tournament players, interested members, pals, and complicit bystanders to email tournament results to Java so that she can keep the draw up-to-date. So that the fans can follow the tournament progress on-line. (Also, we want to thank those of you who have emailed in results.)

Please note that we post tournament results, but not scores.

The draws for the tournaments are also posted on the Special Tournament Bulletin Board inside the clubhouse.

Okay, here we go:




And here's the saga of last year's tournaments (so's we can compare and contrast):


And the saga of the year before (we're mighty fancy here, and mighty grateful to the Java Kid for doing all this work):




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.



Rick Rose's Doubles Clinics are up and running. They have been scheduled (between drops and torrents and cataracts, and sulphourous steam arising from the...)for Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Check them out.



Take a look

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



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

And a club member (let's call him Sol) suggests a link to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. The site is rich.


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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