Tennis Club News

Sunday, September 25, 2004



A reader writes:
"The notice in the Globe says that a memorial service for Ginny (Wadsworth) will be held on October 23 at 2:00 p.m. at 379 Hammond Street, the Church of the Redeemer in Chestnut Hill."



Ooooh, we're having amazing weather.

Makes a person feel like hitting some balls. Makes a person feel like a King. (Or Queen.)

A King.

And his coach.

The light fades on the back courts at about 7:00 nowadays, so the pressure is on prime-timers to reserve the front 2 courts. Please remember that the staff begins taking advance reservations at 8:00 a.m., not, please note, 7:59, or 7:53. Please don't try to coerce or coax or cajole or corrupt the staff into giving you a court before the appointed hour.



Racquet stringing returns to the club... by way of Mike Zaisser. Mike offers next day service, low prices, and professional quality work. Drop your racquet off at the club, or call Mike at 617 780-1907.



Some tournaments have been cancelled. The Tennis Committee reports that tournaments without minimum numbers of entrees will not be held. The tournaments that will take place are:
  • Senior Mixed Doubles on 9-11 and 9-12;
  • Mixed Doubles on 10-2 and 10-3;
  • Men's Doubles on 9-25 and 9-26.

Due to circumstances....the Men's Doubles is rescheduled thusly:
  • preliminaries should be played by Saturday, 9-25, 10:00 a.m.;
  • semi-finals will take place on Sunday, 9-26, at 9:00 a.m.;
  • Finals will take place on Sunday, 9-26, at 11:00 a.m.

The Java Kid has been quick on the dare-we-say-it 'draw' and the tournament draws are available on-line (including the results of the Senior Mixed):


Rick Rose's fabled doubles clinics are up and running. The clinics are 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. (Pictures of winners.)



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 2002'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 is on vacation. In case of a website emergency, please contact the site'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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