"Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May"
Done. All open. The courts are flat, and level. The tolerance on the lines is an eighth of an inch. The courts have, we think, enough new clay, enough grit so's you sliders can slide. All good.
The rain on Tuesday and Wednesday held up the crew. The courts have tons of new clay and will remain wet and soft after a rain for a bit longer than they might in, say, mid-June. They didn't firm up enough to put the lines in until Friday.
We hugely thank our many helpers, and especially our volunteers.
The club book is back from the printer and should be in your mailbox soon. Meanwhile, much of the book's information is now available on the website. (Thanks to Sheila and Ann for getting the info to us in a timely fashion.) Events, Rules, Governors and Committees are all updated, as is the New Members List. When is the first Round Robin?,
The website has a long overdue new feature: a Champions Page. Check it out.
We still have the tournament draws (from 2001 to 2004) available on-line (including all of the results), thanks to the Java Kid. We are re-locating the links, however.
"On the court, tennis players exchange not only ground strokes but lots of information. It's a richly interactive sport, both verbally and non-verbally. If players communicate clearly, simply, and consistently, the game will proceed more quickly, and with less fuss and misunderstanding. Here are a few guidelines that can make the game more fun, friendly, and fair for all...."
We've had some requests to run Craig Lambert's piece, sampled above, on Tennis Communication. (We'd better leave this link up on the newspage permanently.)
Some useful links:
And here's a link to the espn site, with pro ranking.
And a club member (let's call him Sol) suggested a link to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. The site is rich.
The new club directory is, as we say, on the way. The website does have this year's info.
'Members', and' Reservation Requests' are not active parts of the site nowadays. 'Timelines' is for adepts.
Yearbook link will take you to the last newspage from 2005. From there you can see the whole of the Persistent Archive of last year's news.
Website Note: The time and temperature icon below is a link to a Boston weather site.
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.