Tennis Club News

Sunday, October 19, 2008


"May the days be aimless. Do not advance action according to a plan."

-Don DeLillo


We're having some of the most splendid days of the year, and folks are playing indoors. Yes, they come and buy balls and comment on how pleasant the day is, and they go play indoors. Or folks come back from the Murr talking about how hot it was there and how sparkly it is here. Go figure.

The Columbus Day party was a wonderful day, but we had the smallest crowd ever for a club tennis party. But, for some reason, many of the club's heavy hitters played. All of the turkey was eaten.

Molly Downer, CTC's Singles Champ

Portia, Marty and Clark

Lenny and John carved the turkey.


John ate some turkey. (A good look there, John, rackets at-ready.)

The constructicons will be paving Mt. Auburn St on Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26, from Gibson St. to Hawthorne St. No parking signs will be plentiful. Benign detours will help you get to your destination. A good time will be had by all.

The next and final Big Event is the Closing Party on November 9. We'll have good things to drink and eat and a rockin' good time. The party will be 5:30 to 7:30.


Note: Darkness falls on the back courts now at about, say, 6:15. We recommend that when you reserve a court for 6:00 play you reserve either court 1 or 2. Reserving the front courts is easier than you'd think: everyone is playing indoors.



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.


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