Tennis Club News

Sunday, May 20, 2007



"As it fell upon a day,
In the merry month of May,
Sitting in a pleasant shade
Which a grove of myrtles made,
Beasts did leap, and birds did sing,
Trees did grow, and plants did spring;"

Sonnet 21



Life is digital: all on or all off, all bee-you-tee-ful with lots of tennis, or all wet with indoor (ugh) play. We've had some mighty nice days, though, haven't we?

Drowned courts, Saturday, May 19

We hope to resume playing soon.

In the meantime, we still have plenty of action. Please take a look at the new schedule of clinics. Like, wow.



The New Members Party will take place tonight, May 20, from 5-7 p.m.


The first Round Robin of the year takes place this Wednesday, from 6:00 p.m. to closing. The meal will be catered.


The club's fabled Memorial Day Potluck, Pick-up Doubles, Barbecue, Tennis Frolic takes place this Monday. There is no sign-up required. There is a pot-luck part to the party. If your name begins with the letters:
  • A-M, you might bring some fruit or salad;
  • N-Z, you might bring some dessert.
Bring your racquet. Bring your appetite.


The Reading Tennis Open was started in 1991 by two hard-working, enthusiastic, and passionate players, Lorraine Salter and Kate Kaminer. Area tennis pro, Jason Ronan, co-ordinates both Singles and Doubles weekends. The Reading Tennis Open is intended to be a fun, competitive outdoor recreational tennis tournament, and provides tournament play to all levels and ages of tennis players largely from the Greater Boston area. With easily 250 participants competing in singles and/or doubles play, the tournament is hosted over two separate weekends in early June each year. The RTO is a non-profit, fundraiser for Reading’s high school tennis program, the town of Reading’s spring and summer recreational tennis program and is now going to be helping raise monies to build a brand new outdoor state-of-the-art tennis facility.
-KB Reynolds

Reading Tennis Open



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 should be in your hands by now. Much of the information in the book is updated and 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.



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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