Tennis Club News

Wednesday, October 6, 2004



We returned from vacation to find an emailbox full of sad news:

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."

The September 30th Globe had another death notice:
Gweneth Knight. It (the Globe) says "Of Cambridge, on September 4th. Survived by daughter Clementine Knight, sister Karen Kayall....etc. Memorial Service 5pm Tuesday October 12th at the Memorial Church at Harvard University. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given for an acquisition in memory of Gweneth Knight to the Harvard University Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge Ma, 02138".

Also, Katherine Kinderman died recently. "A memorial service will be held on Oct. 9 at 10:30 a.m. in Christ Church in Cambridge. Her ashes will be spread in Cambridge and in Denver, where a second memorial service will be held Oct. 30." (Here's a link to the Globe article.)

George Thorn also died recently. The memorial service will be held on Monday, 10-8-04, at 4:30 p.m. at the Bornstein Auditorium at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.



Other news? Fall has settled in on the club like fog, or really, like darkness. Prime time play is under the lights now, and so, diminished. But people are still playing, especially in the mornings.


And the tournaments: we congratulate the winners and finalists. And we offer sympathy to Judy and to Rick Rose who were the tournament directors. A few complaints this year? a few adjustments requested? Well, yes, a few. Nice job, Judy and Rick, at a thankless task.



The club's annual Columbus Day barbecue/pick-up doubles/pot-luck takes place all day on Monday, October 11. The club, as usual will supply beer and soft drinks and burgers and dogs and, probably, cookies and turkeys. You might contribute according to the starting initial of your last name:
  • A - G: dessert;
  • H - O: salad;
  • P - Z: fruit.



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.



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


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.



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.



Take a look

at what was happening at this time last year. (Pictures, pretty nifty ones, at that.)



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

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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