Tennis Club News

Tuesday, April 17, 2007



"What storm is this that blows so contrary?"

Romeo and Juliet



How good does last week look in comparison to this week? Way good.

Bill scrapes mud on Wednesday, April 11. (We picked at it from the edges. We couldn't really get out onto the courts.)

Bill shovels the last vestige of a long, long... Thursday, April 12.

But then:

Flooded. Monday, April 16

A Still Life With Pump and Tennis Balls With Flooded Courts as Backdrop.

Last year at this time we were spreading clay. This year we haven't really been able to work on the courts. The deep-doomy news: when we have a pond and a downpour, we get mud. The mud has been cascading down onto our hapless courts. Keep your indoor contracts, folks.



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

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 list of new members for the 2007 season is still being compiled. Names are being drawn from the waiting list and folks are being invited to join. So our waiting list is a bit out of date. You can find it, in chronological order, in the FAQ section of 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. (We had the courts cleaned and we were spreading clay.)



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.

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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