Tennis Club News

Sunday, April 9, 2006


"Let Rome in Tiber melt, and the wide arch
Of the ranged empire fall! Here is my space.
Kingdoms are clay"

Mark Antony
Antony and Cleopatra
Act 1, Scene 1

Bobcat and shoveleurs playing in the snow. Wednesday, April 5

We had a big week here at the club. The clay which was supposed to come from Virginia on Wednesday did not arrive in a timely fashion. (The club hired a police detail and a bobcat/forklift for 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The clay was supposed to arrive at 9:00. At 8:30 we had a call: the truck never showed up to load. No clay today.) Our police detail directed traffic while the forklift took away the **** pile from behind court 3.

On Thursday, April 6, we had another police detail and the forklift. The clay, 11 pallets weighing 1.4 tons each, came from Lee Tennis in Virginia. The truck broke down in Maryland, the driver got lost in Massachussetts. ('I'm on rte 93 at the juncture of 95, heading north: what should I do? I just got off the Pike in Watertown Sq. but I seem to have gotten back on the Pike and now I'm heading east towards Boston: what should I do?') Everyone was calm during this event. Very calm. All calm. Way calm. The event was, like, soothing.


The truck arrives. April 6.

The clay, wrapped and ready to be spread. It's tasty.



Yeah, yeah, but when do we open? Well, we were rained and snowed out some of the time last week but we are still in good shape and hope to open soon. A week and a half? Two? We hope. The weather is the deciding factor.



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.



Website note:
The new club directory, is in the works. The website last year's info. We hope to have this year's info available soon. We are waiting on the club's committees to finish their work.

'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.

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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