Tennis Club News

Sunday, June 27, 2004



We had a slow week here at the club. Attendance (participation?) was pitiful on Saturday. Mysteriously enough, the courts for next week are very well subscribed.

Not much play, but...

Maggie and Rustam played.



In case you missed Lucy Fowler's fabulous sign (her signs are suitable for framing):

The Fourth of July Party: will be held on the Fourth itself, a Sunday (gasp). (While many people, poorer in spirit than us, will celebrate the holiday on Monday, the club will celebrate royally (royally? that's wrong) on Sunday.)

The party, as usual, will consist of all-day pick-up doubles, a barbecue, and a potluck. Lots of tennis, lots of eating, drinking, and socializing.

The club will supply the basics: burgers, dogs, and drinks. Probably there will be no turkey because we can't find one, and the weather, we hope, will be too hot.

Please contribute to the potluck according to the first letter of your last name:
  • A through G: fruit or fruit juice (no lemonade, puh-leeez);
  • H through O: desserts;
  • P through Z: salad.



Rick Rose's fabled doubles clinics are up and running. Just barely though: they're often rained out. Very often. But when they're on, they are usually well attended and big fun. They take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Check them out.



The tournaments, the tournaments: sign up sheets are on the porch bulletin board. So far, lightly subscribed.



Club member, Craig Lambert, who is a writer and editor for Harvard Magazine has given us a stylish, pertinent piece on Tennis Communication. Give it a read.



Club member, Charles Ansbacher will lead his Landmarks Orchestra in a series of free concerts again this year. Check out the website for info and a schedule.



Take a look

at what was happening at this time last year.



We are leaving previous 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):




We suppose that we should give our readers a link to the official Wimbledon site. Shouldnt we?

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.

A reader writes " inform the members that the Newport grass court tournament will run from July 5-11 ; that James Blake and Vincent Spadea have signed on; and that Sunday 7/11 is already sold out."


As noted, the CTC book for 2004 is available. Much of the information in the book may now 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 Activites Page (round robins, tournaments, etc) is also up to date. The Rules page is also up to date and we have been urged to urge our readers to "review the rules and refresh their memories on some of the finer points."

'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 (2004). The less-than link (<) next to the honeycomb icon will take you to the last issue of the newspage.

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