Tennis Club News

Sunday, March 22, 2009


         "but go with speed
To some forlorn and naked hermitage,
Remote from all the pleasures of the world;
There stay until the twelve celestial signs
Have brought about the annual reckoning."

Love's Labour's Lost

"No natural exhalation in the sky,
No scope of nature, no distemper'd day,
No common wind, no customed event,
But they will pluck away his natural cause
And call them meteors, prodigies and signs,
Abortives, presages and tongues of heaven"

-Cardinal Pandulph
King John

"In sign whereof I pluck a white rose too."

King Henry VI, Part I




Club members are looking for signs, signs of Spring, signs of hope. Folks are looking over the fence, peeking from the park. They're emailing us: oh Newsroom, is there any hope? (And shouldn't the newspage be updated? Surely there's some news, some sign that tennis will return?)

There's hope, there's hope. The ice is gone, mostly. We do have one last iceberg in front of the porch, an iceberg that is melting, well, glacially.

With a bit of a break in the weather, we hope that the crew can get out there next week and start working on the courts. (Now, it's a nifty word, courts, redolent of good times and laughter. We haven't used that word much lately.)



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.)





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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