Tennis Club News

Wednesday, June 28, 2006


".... Shall we set about some revels?"

-Sir Andrew
Twelfth Night
Act 1, Scene 3


Leslie and John played before the rain, the rain, the rain.


Revels? Well, yes, we have 'em. On Tuesday, July 4, the club will host its annual Big Party of Pick-up Doubles and Big Barbecue. We are going to anticipate hot, humid, rainless weather. The day will be, we think, too hot for baking cookies or roasting turkeys, so we'll barbecue some burgers and dogs, dogs of many and exquisite varieties, and howsabout some of those grilled lime/tequila marinated turkey tenderloins. Oooh. The club, as usual, will supply condiments and drinks galore, and, you know, the basics of barbecue. There is a potluck part to the party, so if your last name begins with a letter from A-M, you might bring some desserts. If your last name begins with a letter from N-Z, you might bring some fruit or salads. And A-Z, bring your game.

Summer Membership starts on July 1, Saturday. Welcome all you summer members. We recommend that you come to pick-up doubles on Sunday mornings. And to all the round robins. And to the club parties. Play a lot. Party down.

Rain...fog...drizzle...soaking rain...downpours...(are the courts open?)...drenching rain...windswept rain...possible flooding in low-lying areas...record rain...passing showers...thunderstorms...localized flooding...rain storms...(are the courts open?) monsoons...hyperbole...washed out...over-run...dams threatened...



The garden, serene amidst the watery and occasionally tennisy chaos. Thanks, Dave.



The last round robin was canceled due to lack of interest. (Odd, because, generally, when we're open, we're busy.) The next round robin is scheduled for Thursday, July 6. The meal will be catered, the weather will be sparkling, the company scintillating.



The tounaments? have been ill-fated: washed out, indifferenced out. Lenny Singer is indefatigable. Check with Len about the next tournament.



Tom, our friend and club staff member, has some serious health problems and some...attendant financial difficulties. (He is currently on a medical leave of absence.) If you would like to help, please contact Len Singer, or a member of the staff. (Also, please check out the new website feature, the President's Corner.)



The club book is back from the printer and should be in your hands now. 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 next Round Robin?

The website has a long overdue new feature: a Champions Page (recently updated). Check it out.

The website has another new and important feature, the President's Corner. Check it out.

And we've added new info on themembership process. Check out MEMBERSHIP.



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.)



Take a look

at what was happening at this time last year.



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.



Website note: The website does have all of the information available in the club book on-line.

'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.

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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