Tennis Club News

Sunday, August 7, 2005


"Honey, could you put a little guidance into your shots?"




Blazing hot here in Cambridge, just blazing (in spite of the Globe's telling us that July has been cooler and drier than usual). People played. Oh yes, they played. The courts have been packed during the week, especially at prime time, although some key players have been faaar a-way. (We love hearing from people far a-way who call to reserve a court.)

And some folks have returned to Cambridge, and the club, at least for a bit.

Ann came back from Scotland. The club needs Ann. She is our Treasurer. And she remembers... things.



We've had monster rains. The courts are flooded, the gravel paths are flooded, the lawn is flooded. And some members say, what's the matter with court 5? Other members say, how can we possibly be open? That was so much rain.



We visited Fast Phil's Barbershop. And the visit, as always, was quite a trip. In case you never could quite differentiate between the Baroque and the rococo, visit Phil's barbershop: it's rococo.

...and chatty and lively. Lots of talk, lots of tennis talk. Phil plays every day.

Phil says hello to all.



The next round robin will take place on Wednesday, August 17. Tennis starts at 6:00 p.m. The meal will be catered.



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.



Take a look

at what was happening at this time last year.



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.



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:

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, Massachusetts Forecast

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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