Tennis Club News

Sunday, June 18, 2006


"And now the happy season once more fits"

Venus and Adonis
Stanza 53


Form Fatale


Here's the plan: we'll start the season now. Maybe we'll have some rain, okay, okay, but no more water-bombs, no more floods, no more all day adult-swim. We'll schedule tennis games and play 'em. We'll have round robins and tournaments. We'll use gallons and gallons of sun-screen. We'll sit on the porch and sip mint, no, that remarkable lemonade. That's the plan.

And let's hear from some members:

'Shakespeare? No backhand.'

'Hello, I reserved a court for 1:00, but I'm going to be about 15 minutes late. Also, er, um, I don't have a partner. Is there anyone hanging about who might want to play?'

'I'd like to coin a new tennis phrase: the "power double-fault" wherein or whereby the server double faults with tremendous pace. The power double-fault is usaully executed by men.'



Ken Turnbull, the photographer photographed. (Ken never double faults, powerfully or not.)



The next round robin is scheduled for Wednesday, June 21. It's a pizza night. Tennis starts at 6:00. There will be no rain.



Tom, our friend and club staff member, has some serious health problems and some...attendant financial difficulties. (He is currently on a medical leave of absence.) If you would like to help, please contact Len Singer, or a member of the staff. (Also, please check out the new website feature, the President's Corner.)



The Badminton and Tennis Club closed a while ago after completing a raft of tournaments. The B and T shares some members with the CTC. Some of our members did very well in the B and T's very competitive tournaments. Congratulations to Sarah Carter Clunan who won the Women's A Singles, to Esther Williams and Jessie von Hippel who won the Women's 50's Doubles, to Jim Baldwin (partnered with non-CTC member Lindsay Frazier) who was a finalist in the Mixed B Doubles, to Vicky McEvoy and Jeff Millman who were finalists in the Mixed 50's Doubles, and to Esther and Jessie (again, always) who were finalists in the Women's A Doubles. All of these tournaments had big draws and many strong players.



The club book is back from the printer and should be in your hands now. Meanwhile, much of the book's information is now available on the website. (Thanks to Sheila and Ann for getting the info to us in a timely fashion.) Events, Rules, Governors and Committees are all updated, as is the New Members List. When is the next Round Robin?

The website has a long overdue new feature: a Champions Page (recently updated). Check it out.

The website has another new and important feature, the President's Corner. Check it out.

And we've added new info on themembership process. Check out MEMBERSHIP.



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.



Some useful links:

And 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.



Website note: The website does have all of the information available in the club book on-line.

'Timelines' is for adepts.


Yearbook link will take you to the last newspage from 2005. 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 you can read the news pages for the whole year (2004). The less-than link (<) next to the honeycomb icon will take you to the last issue of the newspage.


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