Tennis Club News

Sunday, November 7, 2004



The club's closing party, honoring Lucy Fowler, is today. The party is scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30. Drinks and, as usual, exquisite nibbles will be served. We expect a big turnout, so 'guests are not encouraged.' Summer members are welcome.

Lucy, as most of us know, kept the books for the CTC for lo! these 20 years. She worked with 9 different presidents, umpteen treasurers and boards and committees, many staff members, millions of members 'problems and exceptions' (exceptions? moi?), and billions of chits. The millions and billions are anti-Lucy: Lucy remembers the just how many of every category. She remembers every number, every request for an exemption and how the request was resolved. Lucy knew the club and its workings down to the atomic level.

Chits with names but no sign of what the chit was for (balls? guests? what?), committee heads away at the Vineyard when something important came up, or a letter had to go out? Lucy jumped in. She tried hard to make the club work, to keep all the parts in synch. Lucy has been not just invaluable to the club, she worked down there at the atomic level of the club, at the heart of the club, and we'll miss her mightily.

Thanks, Lucy.



This is the way the season ends: cold and dark and not many people, not much play. We don't experience too much of a jolt; the season just trails off. Everything is okay, the season is just that, a season. We are declaring it a memorable season, mostly for bad reasons, but....

Hooray, hooray,
The work is done
on our splendid new entranceway.

The courts close, technically, on November 15, although sometimes the frost gets into them and closes them prematurely.



Racquet stringing has returned 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 the tournament draws available on-line (including all of the results):



Take a look

at what was happening at this time 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 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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