Tennis Club News

Thursday, July 22, 2004



The construction on the new entrance has begun.

Ed Ducharme exits the way he entered.

Want some details?

The bobcat(s) came to grade the hill where the new stairway and entrance will be. They also dug 5 foot deep footings for the cement here and there. (Constructicons at the club have to be mindful of the effect of deep water and ice during the skating season.) The cat couldn't climb down the steep hill so we lowered a curtain on the corner of court 3 and put some plywood over the court so that the bobcat could climb up and down the entranceway over there in the corner behind court 3.

Ed Ducharme, Constructicon



Ya, ya, we've read this a million times:

-Hello, Cambridge Tennis Club...
-Hi, Tennis Club. What's the weather over there?
-Well, drizzling, but we're open. If it rains harder, we'll close; if it stops, we'll be open all day.
-Well, I wasn't actually going to play today. I'm going to play tomorrow and I thought that if the club is open today, then it will be open tomorrow.
(The phone rings and rings. The staffperson is too stunned to answer, brought to his knees, as it were.)



The next round robin will be held on Thursday, August 5. The meal will be pizza. Tennis starts at 6:00.



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, still 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):




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.


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

The webmaster is away on a BIG vacation. If there is any urgent issue with the newspage, or the website, please contact the website's father, Bob Doyle.

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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