Tennis Club News

Saturday, June 16, 2007 (Bloomsday!)


"And Bloom cuts in again about lawn tennis and the circulation of the blood..."



What a sparkly little club we have here of late. Action central, CTC.

The CTC Women's Team handily captured its division title in the spring Women's Suburban Tennis League with a match record of 6 wins and 1 tie. The team will move up to a new division next year. And team members seemed to have had a good time all the time. Yay, team. YAY, TEAM.

The CTC Women's Team
Coach, Steve Counihan, Lauren Norton, Maeve Ercolani, Sally Fowler, Cynthia Ellis, Cela Hobbs, Julie O'Connor, Yvonne McQuilken
(Not pictured: Portia Harcus, Sue Mead, Leslie Roberts,
and contributing Subs, Janie Coolidge and Paula Macomber.)


And Bill...

...before he retired, helped with the long-awaited pro-net that divides the front courts.

Bye-bye, Bill, see you in Beverly.

And let's welcome our new staffers.

Casey Fallon

Casey Fallon lives in Reading but goes to school in San Francisco. He studies Graphic Illustration at the Academy of Art University, specializing in video game concept art. He's working here for the summer to earn money for school. Shake hands with Casey.

The staff kindly requests that members observe the rules regarding advance reservations. (Advance reservations may be made from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and again from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) Please don't try to trick the staff, or cajole, confuse, or conjure the staff into giving you an advance reservation at, say, 7:59.99999. No heart breaking stories, please. (My llama is sick. I have to rush her to... I can't wait 'til eight. My Volvo just blew up. I have to save my children. My Golden Retriever just...)

The old house clock was triangulated to the mighty atomic clock in Berne and the Great Cartesian Grid Clock in Oblivia, but now in 2007, we are even more accurate: we use our cell phones and Lennie Singer's cell phone. Lennie's is state of the art. It is something to behold. It just radiates precision. Reservations are not taken until the 8:00 a.m. flashes across the face of what are possibly the most precise timepieces on the planet (and perhaps beyond). (On Thursday last, we reserved 13 court hours in 4 minutes.)



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 scheduled for Wesnesday, June 20, has been canceled due to lack of interest.



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 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.



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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