Tennis Club News

Tuesday, May 1, 2007



"To work exceeding miracles on earth."

Act 5, Scene 4
King Henry VI, Part i



Westboro Tennis Surfaces came to the club today, in force.

They brought many strong men.

And many machines.

(The open curtains are a gate for the machines.)

The clay is all laid down. But the courts are wet and soft, too wet and too soft for the lines to be nailed in. So, we aren't open yet. We are looking for a few good days of heat and sun to bake and bond the new clay to the courts. When they firm up, Westboro will come back with many men and many nail guns. (And some rollers.) And we'll be open. We were hoping for this weekend but the hope is fading. Watch the weather.



We have a new communiqué from the club's president, Phil Crutchfield. Please give it read.

The club book is in process. Much of the information in last year's book is still available on the website.

Some useful links:

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.

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. (Don't look. We were open.)



Website note:

'Timelines' is for adepts.


Yearbook link will take you to the last newspage from 2006. 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 said clicker can read the news pages for the whole year (2006). The less-than link (<) next to the honeycomb icon will take clickers to the previous issue of this year's newspage. (Skywriter is for Initiates.)

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