Tennis Club News

Sunday, August 29, 2004



It's summer! The club is not busy, but it is boiling hot. Oh, folks have played anyway. We have some tough cookies here, and we know who we are, don't we?

The new entranceway is close to complete. We're hoping for a grand opening sometime early this week.

Mike has been working a-way.


And the club's gardener has been working a-way.

Looks like she needs a machete.



We've been lamenting how deserted the club has been of late, but a 'faithful correspondent' reports:

"that Weds. 8/27, 7:00 am. all five courts were in use, a first for this observer."
The next round robin will be held on Thursday, September 2. Tennis starts at 6:00.



The tournaments are in danger. The Tennis Committee reports that the sign-up sheets are coming down at the end of the month, and, unless there are 12 entrees in each tournament, the tournaments will not be held. So, like, sign up. Puh-leeese.


Speaking of tournaments, the U.S. Open starts this week. Here's a link to the official site. Did anyone catch Serena on tv the other day, extolling the virtues of the Open and NYC? The Open, the Republican Convention all in one week! Followed by Fashion Week! Ya gotta love it.

Racquet stringing is again available at the club. One day turn-around. Check with the staff.

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.



Take a look

at what was happening at this time last year. (Sorry, this newspage played for a long while 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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