Tennis Club News

Sunday, June 19, 2005



'Some people are learning bad habits from watching the pros on tv: People think that they should kill the ball on every shot and hit winners. But there's a lot to be said for patience and consistency.


     -Rick Rose



Rick and Paula



We're having lots of problems with water. Too much of it is falling from the sky and not enough from the faucets (and toilets.) Yes, we've been misted and drizzled up; we've been rained out, we've been drowned. (That's some scum there on court 5, no?) And the faucet story?

The city, The City, has been working on the mains around the neighborhood. The water has been off and on and trickling and sometimes brown. Last week The City, mistakenly (we assume) disconnected us. We went a day and a half or so with no water. What did people do for bathrooms, you ask? Don't ask. On Friday The Cambridge Water Dept. sent a team to set our water right and now we have splendid new water, pure and cleansing.

And maybe the rain will stop and we'll have some decent weather and hit a few balls.



Though we've been closed a bit lately, whenever we're open, Rick Rose has been mighty busy. His doubles strategy clinics (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 to 11:30) have been howling successes. The kids clinics on Sunday afternoons have also been busy.


Mike, Ronnie (Hurricane), Carl, and Rick

Phil and Rick


The next round robin will take place on Wednesday, June 22. Tennis starts at 6:00 p.m. The meal will be pizza exquisito.



Summer Membership: The board has recently decided to open summer membership to non-Cambridge residents for this year on a trial basis.
Send an email proposal to Cynthia Ellis with contact information and a letter will go out promptly.
Space is limited, so not all requests may be accepted. An email confirmation will go out after check is received.

     -Cynthia Ellis



The Women's Doubles Tournament will take place on Sunday, June 26. Sign up sheets are posted on the porch bulletin board. Not many have availed themselves of this most excellent opportunity to show off tennis prowess.



The club book, right now, should be right by your hand. 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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