Tennis Club News

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


"Near or far off, well won is still well shot"

King John
Act 1, Scene 1


Even though Cambridge seems deserted, we are medium busy. Next week, we'll be way busy. Members who have been far, far a-way will come back to play, sit on the porch, recount adventures.

-Ah, this lemonade: tastes like home. (A returnee)

-The lemonade here is so restrained. It's aristocratic in its subtlety of flavor. (Craig)

-Lemonade? I call it 'water-ade.' (A kid)


Kate and Tim have been playing a bit.


Court reservations: are like an Olympic sport: the winners get their reservations by hundredths of a second. It's fun too, calling exactly at 8:00. The staff has a good time, we know.


The club's fabled Labor Day party/potluck/round robin/barbecue/tennis-and-eating extravaganza is coming. Yes, Monday, September 1, all day. We eat, we drink, we chat, we watch the U.S. Open.

Guests are welcome, but it should be noted that a prime-time guest fee is charged.

The club provides barbecue basics, and burgers and dogs and condiments and beer and soda and chips and Smart Food. There is a pot-luck part to the party. We suggest that:
  • if your name begins waith the letters A-M, you might bring some salad or fruit;
  • if your name begins with the letters N-Z, you might bring some dessert.
Now, you don't have to bring something, but a contribution would be appreciated. Bring your racket.


The next Round Robin is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 4.The meal will be sandwiches and salad, in spite of what the club book tells us. Tennis starts at 6:00.



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

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