Tennis Club News

Wednesday, November 12, 2003



Bye, bye CTC.
Rick is off to Florida and won't be back til after Christmas.

Cold outside, so we played inside.

Work on the porch proceeds...apace.



Frost got into the courts this weekend, and frost does 'em in. The courts' surface freezes and is too slippery to play on, then the sun hits and the courts turn to mush. The lines are coming up because the courts are too mushy to hold the nails in. We may not open again this week. Technically, the season ends on Sunday.

Rick is gone, the porch is gone, the courts are gon(zo). What about Phil? We'll see Phil this weekend, and then....

For now, he can be found at his new barbershop, Fast Phil's, at 2530 Mass. Ave. close to the Arlington line. Get your hair cut; take him some coffee.

Phil, aka Fast Phil



The End of the Season Tennis Ball Sale: Balls will be sold by the case, at the price of $60.48 ($2.52 per can). Right now, we don't know how many cases we will have left at the end of the season, but you can put your name down on the list posted on the porch bulletin board.



We have the tournament draws up and up-to-date, thanks to our Anonymous Friend, the Java Kid.

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




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):




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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