Tennis Club News

Sunday, June 10, 2007


 

"Comets, importing change of times and states,
Brandish your crystal tresses in the sky..."

-Bedford
King Henry VI, Part i

"Oh, the times, they are a-changing."

-Bob Dylan

 

Yup, Billy has resigned as manager. This week is his last.



Bill plumbs.

The whole club, members and staff and Governors, wish him well in his new job in Beverly. We'll sure miss his cleverness and resourcefulness at keeping the place running.

But wait, he'll still be around, involved in our tennis programs, organizing, with Johanne, round robins and pick-up doubles, and offering his services as a player and a hitter.



He'll still be on our courts, killing us with angle shots. Thank goodness.

 


 

The 'dedicated' court? The club is trying something new this year: a court dedicated all day for the use of the pros. Court 3, usually. The idea is that you members can come to the club any old time and find a pro or a hitting partner and a court and perfect your tennis. The dedicated court is released if no pro has reserved it by 8:00 a.m. the day before. Capiche? (You want a court for 6:00 on Tuesday and they're all booked except for the dedicated court? Call at 8:00 a.m. on Monday. Be happy.)

Please take a look at the new schedule of clinics. This year the club is offering a number of clinics that we haven't had before, some with our new assistant pros.

 


 

 

The next Round Robin takes place on Wesnesday, June 20, from 6:00 p.m. to closing. The meal will be pizza.

 


 

In case you haven't noticed, we've added some features to the website. Check 'em out.

We have a 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 official French Open Site. Federer is human?

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. (Floods. Seems like we have lots of pictures of floods.)

 

 

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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