Tennis Club News

Friday, September 19, 2003




The competition for prime time lighted courts is hot. The phone burns at 8:00. What's the rule on people coming to the club at 8:00 and writing in their reservation(s) in person versus people calling at 8:00? There is no rule. We're playing it by ear.

We want to note that there are nights when no one cares to play: the courts are nigh empty at prime time. Go figure.

We also want to commend one reserver who pretty regularly calls to coordinate his clock with our clock. (We go by telephone time: 617 637-1234.) He calls us just as the second hand sweeps the 12.)

The tournaments are hothothot.

The mixed doubles final is scheduled for Saturday, September 20, at 9:00 a.m. We're there. We're watching this one.
(Schaffer/Hemenway vs VonHippel/Joannidis)

The men's doubles final is scheduled for Sunday, September 21 at 10:00. We wouldn't miss this match either. Maybe the
(Hemenway/Baldwin vs Atkinson/Atkinson)

The men's singles final: 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 women's doubles final is not yet scheduled, or rather rescheduled.

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!)



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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