Hold up thy hand, make signal of thy hope.
KING HENRY VI
King Henry VI, Part ii
Act 3, Scene 3
There's really very little hope out there. Last week's extreme cold has given us another few inches of ice. The courts (the courts!) are under many inches of ice and snow and water. Just what we need. More ice, rain, snowbanks melting. Fill up that pond, deflate our spirits, oh Sky, sink our hopes.
Hang onto those indoor contracts, folks: it's going to be a while.
Our annual meeting and kick-off party is Monday evening, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. (not 6:00 as previously reported). Come meet and party.
Peter and Ken, please bring your cameras. Take many pictures. Everyone, please bring your cameras.
The club book should be in your hands always. Much of the book's information is also available on the website. Events, Rules, Governors and Committees are all updated, as is the New Members List.
The Waiting List for membership is posted online. You can find it, in chronological order, in the FAQ section of the website.
The website has a long overdue new feature: a Champions Page (updated to include the winners of this year's tournaments). Check it out.
The website has another new and important feature, the President's Corner (updated 11-17-06). Check it out.
And we've added new info on the membership process. Check out MEMBERSHIP.
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.)
Website note: The website does have all of the information available in the club book on-line except the membership directory.
'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.)