On Friday morning, at 9:00 a.m., the temperature was 45 degrees. Players frolicked in the sun. They wore shorts and tees.
But on Friday afternoon, it rained.
Friday night, the temperature fell into the twenties.
On Saturday morning, the courts were frosted over and unplayable.
The sun hit the courts and they turned mushy and wet, and were closed.
They warmed up and dried out, but no one played.
There were no reservations until 3:00 p.m.
And yet, the club is open, technically, until the middle of November.
We recommend that you come play when it's sunny and warm. Please call the clubhouse first, though, ask how frosted over, or how mushy, the courts are. Don't worry much about reservations
THE END OF THE SEASON PARTY takes place on Monday, November 11, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The party will feature wine, beer, soft drinks and Gourmet Nibbles.
Tournament winners will be announced.
Rick Rose's Doubles Clinics and Kids' Clinics are "iffy," or lately, "way iffy" due to the frost and cold weather. (Rick is game, but attendance has dropped off.) Please call the clubhouse if you are still interested.
When the clinics run, they run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:30 and cost $14.00.
Here's the saga of last year's tournaments:
Here's a link to the espn site, with pro ranking.
Take a look
Website Update: Members, and Reservation Requests are not active parts of the site nowadays. Timelines is not for civilians.
The Governors and committees page, the Activities page (round robins, tournaments, etc), and the Rules page have all been updated. We thank the folks who have kindly done some on-line proofreading. And we solicit any additional proofreading. Or comments. Or essays, rhapsodies, haiku, bulletins, rants, objections. Or praise. Especially items that we might actually put up on the page. Anonymity is assured.
The Yearbook link will take you to the last newspage from 2001. 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.
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 you can read the news pages for the whole year (2001). The less-than link (<) next to the honeycomb icon will take you to the last issue of the newspage.
The letters below will waft the clicker to a translation program, so that you can see these deathless words translated to wonderfully unidiomatic French, Italian, etc. (It's a toy. Some of us love toys, still, and some of us love to click.)