Tennis Club News

Thursday, July 6, 2006


'The (CTC) staff position is pastoral: members are in need of guidance.'



Michelle and her sister, Susan.



Independence Day is always big here at the club. On Tuesday last, all the courts were full of frisky players by about 10:00 and by 12:00, we had, maybe, 25 people on the porch, schmoozing, eating, drinking, carrying on. Some men, Stan, Peter, Ken, from the Lost Battalion made it home to the club and were warmly greeted by their comrades, offered hamburgers and hot dogs and condiments. The courts were rained out in mid-afternoon, but re-opened in the late afternoon. A few people, undismayed, played under the clouds. And then, surprisingly, we were rained out again. (The next party isn't until Labor Day. We need helpers, helpers to run the board and helpers to, you know, help.)

Summer Membership started on July 1. Welcome all you summer members. Please check in with a staff member about signing in and signing up and avoiding brutal fines. 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. Carry on.



Mary, ready to receive the fireball serve.

John Koch signs in.

Ronnie and Alex



The next round robin is scheduled for Thursday, July 6. (Why, that's tonight. I wonder if there's any room.) The meal will be catered, the weather will be sparkling, the company scintillating. Remember that rained out (catered) round robins still take place, or rather, the meal is still served and members are charged for it.



Lest we forget, here's a link to the official Wimbledon site which site is not a bad piece of work, you British techies.

What about our tounaments? So far they have been ill-fated: washed out, indifferenced out. Lenny Singer is determined to have some. He is indefatigable. Check with Len about the plan.



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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