Tennis Club News

Sunday, August 15, 2004



The stairs in our new entranceway sure look.... sturdy. A thousand years from now, when the archeologists are looking into the digs of Cambridge Village, they'll find our entranceway, intact.

Rick points out the biggest L-brackets in the world.

The club has been deserted lately, especially on the weekends, and notably at prime time. We have had some old pals show up lately, though.

Richard and Ronnie



We've also heard from some members lately:

'Please bring back the pretty eyes. Some of the eyes on this year's newspages are frightening.'

'We've been talking about how dead the club is at prime time this year. I am a prime time player and I have a theory as to why: the prime time players, a small percentage of the membership, play 80% of the prime time hours. The prime time players, for one reason or another, are not playing this year, or not playing as much as they usually do. People have moved away for the season, or are injured. No one else has jumped in to fill the slots. Maybe the club should let summer members play at prime time.'

'Lucy Fowler's name is all over the website, and she's retired. Shouldn't you make Sheila known to your readers?'
Oooops. We'll try to remedy that one.

The next round robin will be held on Thursday, August 19. The meal will be catered. Tennis starts at 6:00.



A memorial service for David Haskell was held here at the club on Sunday, August 1. Terry Ann Knopf wrote an affectionate piece about David that she read at the memorial. David sure will be missed.



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

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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