Tennis Club News

Sunday, May 2, 2004



The wildlife, the mud, the crew...very, very interesting, but all we care about is: when will the courts be open?

The staff is going to try to open the back three courts next weekend. The courts are clean, the clay is spread. The world waits for the new clay to become courts, waits for the courts to firm up a bit. The lines can't go in until then. We're coming down the home stretch here, and we will try to update the newspage in a timely manner.

(The ideal scenario is a nice soaking rain, say, on Sunday when the crew is too pooped to pop (can't we beat them? make them go faster?), a medium heavy rain that will aid the clay binding process, and then, and then, blazing sun and heat to dry the whole place out and harden it all up. A soft drizzle is bad: soft rain just sits in the new clay and stalls the work.)

Note: Please don't call for reservations. Please. Really.

We made big progress, especially last Friday and Saturday:

Take a look at last week's work :



Even court 5 was spread.

Bruce and Junior
Saturday, 5-1-04
The backboard area was cleaned and spread.

Billy and Hawk anticipated needing sprinklers.
(Note puddles on court 5.)

And we rolled and rolled. (Rockie is not on the roller.)



We have the President's Spring Letter 2004.



Membership information: As noted, the list of new members can be found on the FAQ section. The up to date waiting list in now available in the FAQ section of the website.



Take a look

at what was happening at this time last year.



We are leaving the tournament draws up. And again we'll offer our thanks to our Anonymous Friend, the Java Kid, for posting them and keeping them up to date.




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):




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 information in the CTC book may also be found here on the website. The information is current. The waiting list for membership, as well as a list of new members is up to date. That information can be found through the 'FAQ' page. The 'Governors and Committees' page, and the 'Rules' page are also up to date.

'Members', and' Reservation Requests' are not active parts of the site nowadays. 'Timelines' is for adepts.


The Yearbook link will take you to the last newspage from 2003. 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.

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