Tennis Club News

Sunday, April 23, 2006




"And now what rests but that we spend the time
With stately triumphs, mirthful comic shows,
Such as befits the pleasure of the court?
Sound drums and trumpets! farewell sour annoy!
For here, I hope, begins our lasting joy."

King Henry VI, Part iii
Act 5, Scene 7
(And we'll note that today is the birthday of the Bard. We have many reasons to celebrate today, no?)


The back three courts are open. Welcome to the new season. We hope to open the front courts this week. They need more grading.



People worked hard to get the courts open. There were twists and turns and struggles and surprises and lots of work. Lots of work. Our thanks to everyone who helped

The cable holding up the middle curtains snapped on Wednesday.

And was spliced. Wednesday.

A small crew nailed in the lines on court 4. Thursday.

Thanks, Charlie.

Nets and tidy courts went up late Friday.

And let the record show that the first balls of the season were hit Saturday morning...

By Tim Bancroft and...

Julie Baer.



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.)



Take a look

at what was happening at this time last year. (We are waywayway ahead.)



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 still has 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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