"What revels are in hand? Is there no play,
To ease the anguish of a torturing hour?"
Act 5, Scene 1
A Midsummer Night's Dream
"Alice soon came to the conclusion that it was a very difficult game indeed."
We've had lots of action here at the club. We've had many mix and match sessions, women's in-house doubles leagues, men's in-house doubles leagues, board meetings (and how exciting are they?), and a round robin. We've had rain, cold weather, windy weather, very windy weather, beautiful weather, the return of many natives, beatific visions. And lots of play. Lots of balls flying through the air.
And the wild rumpus is just beginning.
On Monday, May 26, the club will host the Annual Memorial Day Revel featuring all day pick-up doubles, a barbecue, and pot-luck. (We always feel bad for folks who miss this event cuz they're in Paris or Aruba or Oblivia.)
The club will provide a grill, burgers, hot-dogs, rolls, condiments, chips, soft drinks, beer, maybe some lime-tequila marinated turkey tenderloins, and various other treats as yet unimagined. And ambient joy.
There is a pot-luck part to the party. You are encouraged to bring some contribution. Encouraged, not instructed or advised.
If your last name begins with the letters: A-M, you might bring some salad or fruit.
If your last name begins with the letters: N-Z, you might bring some desserts.
Bring guests, kids, your racket. This party is always a hit.
The club is planning many events for our tennis pleasure.
To sign up for group lessons, mix&match, women's and men's leagues or to make a reservation for your free half hour lesson, please e-mail or call Johanne at: (617) 710-9465. For lessons with Rick call (617) 492-6289 or (617) 642-3448 and for lessons with Steve call (617) 929-7455.
Much of the information in this year's book is available on the website. We have updated the new Rules, the Activities, and Governors/Committees pages.
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.)
Yearbook link will take you to the last newspage from 2007 (the animation, the Billy tribute, etc. 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.
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.)