"For Mother's Day, I want to go to the club and play in the middle of the flowering trees. It is so beautiful there right now."
-An anonymous club mom.
It is. It is. It's just bee-you-tee-ful here. The trees are flowering. The birds are delirious. The players are flocking in - and playing lots of tennis. The weather has turned just as we opened the courts. Thanks again to Westboro Tennis, Annette, Lenny, and the staff. We've gone from zero to 60 mph in a day.
We want to warmly welcome our new assistant pros, Johanne (she pronounces it Joanne) Gauthier, Kathleen Black Reynolds, and old pal Steve Counihan. The club expects lots of new tennis activities, lots of tennis action this year.
Clinics The club is looking forward to many and varied clinics this year. Right now, doubles clinics are scheduled for Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Improve your game. Have some fun. Try a clinic.
Kids' Clinics The clinics start this Sunday, May 13. There are two groups, one from 5-6 p.m., and the other from 6-7 p.m. Let your kids frolic on the courts.
|The New Members Party will take place on Sunday, May 20, from 5-7 p.m.|
In case you haven't noticed, we've added some features to the website. Check 'em out.
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
'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.
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.)