Tennis Club News

Sunday, August 22, 2004



Seems miraculous that the club hasn't washed away. Maybe you've come by and seen how deep the water has been over our beloved courts? We've been a-wash. On Saturday, the back courts were covered with branches and leaves and blowage. And water. But we opened at 8:00 a.m. And then closed at 9:00 with a new deluge. You have to be alert, mobile, flexible. When there's a ray, you grab your racquet and run to the club, claim a court.

The action is all in our new entranceway:

Mike and Steve (aka Trick) are doing some mighty finely calibrated work here.

Our favorite quote from these guys:

"Thirteen sixteenths, ya, thirteen sixteenths."


Finely, finely.

Maureen...chases an overhead. The carpenters work on, oblivious to all distactions.

And Rick's clinics remain very popular:

Rick and Deborah



The next round robin will be held on Thursday, September 2. 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: Individual tournaments won't take place unless there are at least 12 entries, so... Sign up sheets are on the porch bulletin board.



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.


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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