Tennis Club News

Saturday, September 13, 2003




Darkness eats the back courts by about 7:00 nowadays, so there is a premium on the front courts at prime time. Competition for lighted, prime time courts has been fierce. The staff handles about 30 calls a day between 8:00 a.m. and 8:03 a.m. Some caller is going to be second. Have mercy on the staff. And please don't call before 8:00. (Some club members have shown up in person at 8:00, shown up and grappled with the staff for the schedule. They've shown....good spirit.)

The men's singles finals: Alex Pang defeated Tony Herrey in a three set thriller. Alex is the new men's singles champion of the CTC. Congratulations to both finalists.

The mixed doubles finals are scheduled, or rather rescheduled, for Saturday, September 20, at 9:00 a.m.
(Schaffer/Hemenway vs VonHippel/Joannidis)

The men's doubles finals are scheduled, or rather rescheduled, for Sunday, September 21 at 10:00.
(Hemenway/Baldwin vs Atkinson/Atkinson)

The women's doubles finals are not yet scheduled, or rather rescheduled, yet.

Speaking of finals, it seems that some of our members have done very well indeed in Longwood's tournaments. Take a look. (Way to go, Jessie! Vicki! and Dick!)

The next round robin, the last of the season is scheduled for this coming Thursday, September 18. Gourmet pizza will be featured. Tennis starts at 6:00.



Tournament finals have been delayed mostly due to the fact that preliminary matches were held up by rain. We'll post dates as they become known.

We have the tournament draws up and running, thanks to our Anonymous Friend, the Java Kid. They are up-to-date. (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 and tournament results 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):




Rick Rose's Doubles Clinics are up and running. They have been scheduled 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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