Tennis Club News

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


      "we are ready; and our daughter,
In honour of whose birth these triumphs are,
Sits here, like beauty's child, whom nature gat
For men to see, and seeing wonder at."

Pericles Prince of Tyre
Act 2, Scene 2


Michelle and David

Michelle and David, well, mostly Michelle, had a baby girl, 8 and a half pounds(!), on April 3. The baby is Audrey Brooke Hemenway. The rascals. Congratulations. (Maybe now Michelle and David will be tired out and someone will beat them, but we doubt it.)


Robert and Nick, working on the courts.

The poles are up. The crew is stringing the cable.

The phone is ringing, members are yelling over the fence, the newsroom is a-wash in emails: when will we open? Well, the bad news is that this Spring has been cold and wet, 'case you didn't notice. So we're behind. The good news is that the weather seems to have broken and the crew is cranking out the work. The better news is that Westboro Tennis will come next week, weather permitting, and, with a vast army of men and machines, will spread the clay and nail in the lines in a matter of minutes.

With a bit of luck, we may be open, not by this weekend, but the next.


We are planning to bring to CTC the author Marshall Jon Fisher, whose new book, A Terrible Splendor, about a famous 1938 tennis match at Wimbledon between Don Budge and Baron Gottfried von Cramm, Terrible Splendor will be published April 21. The event will be on Wednesday May 13 starting at 6 PM.



The club will host a Meet and Greet party on May 6, from 6-8:00 p.m. The party will present an opportunity to introduce prospective members to the membership committee, club members, and the club.


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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