David Haskell died early Saturday morning. David was one of the best tennis players at the club. And one of the nicest guys.
Plans for services have not yet been announced.
The Boston Globe printed a death notice today: David Haskell
We'll miss you mightily, Dave.
Summer membership has started. Welcome to our new summer members. We encourage you to come to round robins and to Sundays' pick-up doubles. And to play and play.
We received a report from one of our favorite correspondants, one Ishmael, on the party for the Fourth:
".... the July 4th event was graced by quite extraordinary weather, perhaps deserving of being recorded in the annals of CTC. The air was so mild, clear and dry that it was almost intoxicating, without alcoholic assistance. I cannot recall a finer day in many years of holiday cookouts.
The relatively light turnout meant that those who did attend got to play about as much as they wanted, with only an occasional wait."
Rick Rose's fabled doubles clinics are up and running. 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
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):
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 "....to 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.
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.