The courts, in case you haven't played on them lately, have been near perfect. A bit of rain obliges them. The problem is that they don't dry out as quickly as they did when they had more heat and more sunlight. The sun just barely hits courts 3 and 1 by about 8:30.
But they do dry out and people come to revel and frolick on the near-perfect courts, in the sunlight, in near-perfect temperatures.
Some of us hate to consider that the season is ending. But we'd like to ask our readers to consider the season and write something about it, a rhapsody, a eulogy, a joke, a jeremiad. Write something about the season and send it along to us. And we will try to post what you write, anonymously, gratefully.
We have President Dick Harter's Fall Letter available on the site. Amongst other items, he tells us that the Closing Party will be held on Sunday, November 7. Lucy Fowler has retired after many heroic years of work here at the club, and she will be honored at the closing party.
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."
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.)
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.
We've had some requests to re-play this item: 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
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.
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.