Tennis Club News

Thursday, October 30, 2008


          "and be friended
With aptness of the season"

Act 2, Scene 3


Bill and Vin

We're winding down here all right. We have many hours with no action on the courts but fluttering leaves, ghost-players, and Rick Rose, all decked out for dare-we-say-it winter, still teaching a-way. (Stevie and Johanne are pretty much gone for the season.)

We're having lots of action off the courts though. We've had back to back rentals and events and oh ya, the chugging mega-machine behind court 3, a combination derrick and truck, digging a well for to supply water for the Skating Club.

You don't want foliage pictures, do you? No, you don't. You'd rather see some pics of folks playing here in a more festive time. Like on the Columbus Day Party:

Marty at the (we can't resist) Party

Bob and Betsy (See, Bob has been, er, out of commission and Betsy, as well as the whole club membership, is, like, glad to see him.)

Richard and Joe

The constructicons working on Mt. Auburn St. seem to be done for a while. They ate some parking spaces.

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.



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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