Tennis Club News

Tuesday, May 31, 2005


The courts have been under a lot of water. There's a greenish, yellowish, organic (we think) scum on court five, something like algae; there's moss on the front courts; there's...

"...oh, the Moss creature here, brightest green you can imagine, more burning than fluorescent, lurking over in a corner of the field tonight, shy, stirring like an infant now and then ... or how about the Water Giant, a mile-high visitor made all of flowing water who likes to dance, twisting from the waist, arms blowing loosely along the sky....'
     -T. Pynchon


But wait, we escaped the rain yesterday, Memorial Day. We escaped the rain! And we had a party. We played all day and into the night. We had marching bands:

We expect a warm, dry, soft season, starting today.

Now, last week was some week. 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 can play again.



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.

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