Tennis Club News

Wednesday, July 6, 2005



The courts were flooded today.



The Fourth of July Cook-out was a blast. No David, no Michelle, but we had a lot folks, a lot of tennis, and really a lot of food. We ate, approximately, 15 lbs of hamburgers, 4 lbs of hot dogs, 3 lbs of sausages, and say, 6 lbs of grilled lime/tequila marinated chicken tenderloin roast. And doesn't that sound good?

Players waited about a half hour for a court, but they ate and socialized while they waited.

Some summer members who hadn't ever played before at the club partied, and played, and ate, and said that the CTC seemed like paradise.

Old pal and new summer member, Susan Frieden, and her family were here for the party.

A note on the pictures: we took a bunch and thought that we had some doozies. We thought that until we looked at them on the 'puter and saw a crowd with food filled mouths and blank, tennis-glazed faces on our screen. If anyone has some crowd shots, please send them along.




We need racquets for the Cambridge Recreation Department's Youth Program. The kids will be using our courts at noontimes during the week. If you have a racquet that you could donate, the donation would be much appreciated.



And we have comments on the piece by Nature Girl:

-"It's great to see hard science on the CTC newspage."

-"I have to admit that I read that item by Nature Girl a half dozen times and I guess that I agree, but I don't quite understand what she said."

-"Who is Nature Girl? Is she really female? Give me a clue."



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.


The next round robin will take place on Thursday, July 7. Tennis starts at 6:00 p.m. The meal will be catered.



The Women's Doubles Tournament is cancelled due to lack of interest. Any comments?



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):




Some useful links:

Wimbledon (Rick Rose is picking Federer and Sharipova.)

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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