"and another storm brewing;
I hear it sing i' the wind: yond same black
cloud, yond huge one, looks like a foul
bombard that would shed his liquor. If it
should thunder as it did before, I know not
where to hide my head: yond same cloud cannot
choose but fall by pailfuls."
The mudding is done; the poles are in, the cables are strung. We are waiting on the weather now, and on the schedule of Westboro Tennis. The courts have to dry out before clay can be laid down and the courts are not dry.
A prediction? Well, earlier than last year. (May 6.) We'll bet that we'll open in April. Maybe the third week?
In the meantime, new ceiling fans were installed in the clubhouse. (We'll play a lusty game of tennis, get all hot and musty, and then come into the clubhouse and say, "Ahhhh.")We sure hoped that you all filled out the Survey and sent it in. But alas, so far there are only about 100 replies. (Curious that the hit counter on the survey page shows us that 252 people looked at the page, but only 100 filled it out. You were, like, daunted?)
The new club book is brewing. Much of the information in last year's book is 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
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.)