Tennis Club News

Sunday, April 29, 2007



-KENT     "Who's there, besides foul weather?"

-Gentleman    "One minded like the weather, most unquietly."

King Lear
Act 3, Scene 1



Westboro Tennis Surfaces was coming to the club on Saturday, and then, when rained out, on Sunday to resurface our courts, nail in the lines, and set up the nets. The company planned on deploying a large crew with many machines and, if the weather held and all went as planned, all five courts would be open today. Alas. Rain, rain, rain. The plan now is that Westboro will come to set up our courts on Tuesday, May 1. (Mayday. An omen? "April is the cruellest month..." Yea, verily.) We won't begin taking reservations until we are open. Stay tuned.

During the week, we had a break in the weather and a small crew worked on the courts.

Hawk and Bill plumb the sprinklers. (They think that we need water?)

Hawk and Bill run the cable that holds up the windscreens.

So...the plumbing is done, the curtains are hung, the clay sits neatly wrapped on the hill, but...


Tuesday, May 1. Our eager eyes turn to the sky. Is that a glimmer? Over there, in the West?



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.

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 So our waiting list is a bit out of date.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. (Don't look. We were open.)



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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