Tennis Club News

Monday, October 6, 2003



Vicki, Molly, Maeve, Ruth


The women's doubles final was played yesterday, and the match was intense. McEvoy and Downer defeated Ercolani and Morss in two sets. Vicki McEvoy and Molly Downer are this year's doubles champs. Congrats to the champs, and congrats to all the finalists.

Maeve serves.

Molly serves.

Molly and Vicki

Good show.

Note on photos: Ken Turnbull took most of the photos above. Thanks, Ken. Also, we've had a bunch of requests for older photos. To see photos from previous newspages, scroll down to the bottom of this newspage and click on the < thingie and you'll go back to the last newspage where you'll find shots of other tournaments. You can go back and back and see every newspage: they are all archived and available.

The senior doubles final is scheduled for this Friday, October 10, at 4:00 p.m. Jolliffe/Maggs will play Nolen/McDevitt.


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!)



Columbus Day is this coming Monday, October 13, and the club celebrates the day hugely. All day pick-up doubles, a barbecue, a pot-luck: an eating and playing jamboree. The club, as usual, will supply the basics: hot dogs, (yessss), hamburgers, beer, tonic, chips, and popcorn. Maybe a turkey or two. Probably some chocolate chip cookies. Well jeepers, how can you afford to miss the party?
There is usually a potluck part to the party, and in the last few years, folks have contributed wonderful food. To lend some sort of order to the potluck, we suggest (suggest now) that if your last name begins with a letter in the alphabet:
  • A - G: dessert;
  • H - O: salad;
  • P - Z: fruit.


Rick Rose is going to teach tennis this winter at MIT. If you want to schedule a lesson with Rick at MIT, give him a call at the club or at his home.



We have the tournament draws up and running, thanks to our Anonymous Friend, the Java Kid. The results 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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