Tennis Club News

Monday, May 30, 2005


The courts were open last Monday, but, oh woe...

they weren't open again until Saturday, at about...

... noon.

The courts were drowned and soft; the curtains billowed in the wind; the spikes holding the curtains came up; some of the curtains ripped in half or split along the seams. Now we have some new replacement curtains...with extra spikes. And we have the courts. Come play.


The Memorial Day Party is Today. Regulars know what that means: an all-day, all-court, all-ecstasy round robin, pick-up doubles, barbecue/potluck extravaganza. The club, as usual, will supply hot dogs (loads and loads of them due to you only eat them at club picnics), hamburgers, chips, beer, tonics, and with any luck, a turkey or two. There is a potluck part to the party. Members are asked to contribute, if they are of a mind to, according to the first initial of their last names:
  • A-G: salad;
  • H-O: fruit;
  • P-Z: dessert;
And bring your racquets.

Here's what we'll do: No matter the weather, we'll eat and socialize and, as the kids would say (or was that last year?) we'll chill. The food and party part of the day will go on whether the courts are rained out or not. We are planning on a nice sunny day, plenty of tennis. We are also planning on having all players hit winners and make no mistakes. The plan sounds good, no?



The club book, right now, should be in your hands, or in your mailbox. The website also has up-to-date info. The Rules section, the Governors and Committees and Activities (tournaments, round robins, etc) sections are current for 2005. Also, the Waiting List (which is not featured in the book) is current and ordered on the website. (The Waiting List and the list of New Members can be accessed through the FAQ page.) We thank the committee heads for making the information available in such a timely fashion and we urge all public spirited readers to proof-read.

'Members', and' Reservation Requests' are not active parts of the site nowadays. 'Timelines' is for adepts.



Take a look

at what was happening at this time last year.



We'll keep the tournament draws available on-line (including all of the results), thanks to the Java Kid:



And the previous tournaments:




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.



The Yearbook link will take you to the last newspage from 2004. 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.

Edit  |  workFlow 

This version is archived at:

 Version: 2214 | Series: 74610