Tennis Club News

Sunday, August 21, 2005


"...They played so many lobs and long loopy shots that the point went on forever: they opened a new can of balls during the point."

-Jim Baldwin (who attributes the crack to Bud Collins, describing a match between Harold Soloman and Eddie Dibbs. Jim was assisted in the attribution by Jeff. Some attribution there, guys. I mean, we've heard of Bud Collins.)




Dauntless athletes do play in the heat...

Deborah and Barbara played (and played).



Court reservations: advance reservations begin at exactly 8:00 a.m. The club clock has been triangulated with the Cartesian Grid Clock in Blicero, Switzerland, the Great Guapo Quantum Clock atop Mt. Gangrine, and Jeff's cell-phone. You can come close to our perfection by checking your clock against the telephone time at 617 637-1234. While we feel great sympathy for folks without access to the Great Cartesian blahblah, we do not accept calls at, for instance, 7:59.32, no matter what your clock says.

"Way harsh, dude."

-Bill and Ted



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



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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