Tennis Club News

Sunday, April 26, 2009


"For there is none of you so mean and base,
That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game's afoot"

-Henry V
Act 3, Scene 1


Welcome to the new season. Yup, we're open, as of Saturday, April 25.

(The bud has popped; the bird of life has flown into the open window; the egg has hatched; the cone of light has expanded; the gateway to a finer medium has revealed itself; the metaphors have exploded. Welcome to outdoor tennis, to good clay courts. Welcome to the 2009 season at the CTC. )




Nick adjusts a netpost Friday afternoon before Opening Day

Opening Day


We are planning to bring to CTC the author Marshall Jon Fisher, whose new book, A Terrible Splendor, about the famous 1938 tennis match at Wimbledon between Don Budge and Baron Gottfried von Cramm, Terrible Splendor will be published April 21. The club event (which will be some event) will take place 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. Members, bring your prospective new members to introduce them to the club, Membership Committee, and the members of the Board. Food and drink will be served.
The party will be a great way to get the season off to a good start.

A short list of events:

  • Meet and Greet: Wed., May 6, 6-8:00 p.m.
  • Junior Pizza Round Robin: Fri., May 8, 6-8:00 p.m.
  • New Members' Grand Party: Sun., May 17, 5-7:00 p.m.
  • Member-Guest Tournament: Mixed Doubles, May 17
  • Catered Adult Round Robin: Thu., May 21, 6-8:00
  • Member-Guest Tournament: Women's and Men's Doubles, May 23
  • Memorial Day Cookout: Mon., May 25, All Day
  • Parent-Child Tournament: Sun., May 31



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.



The 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 (2009). 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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