Tennis Club News

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


"Look, when I serve him so, he takes it ill."

The Comedy of Errors
Act 2, Scene 1


The tournaments are over.

And the winners are:

We do have some dandy photos from the tournaments:

Susannah (Yipes!)

...and Matt

Audra and Alex

Dave and Ken

Next Monday, Columbus Day, the club hosts another tennis jamboree:

Columbus Day, October 13, the courts are all open for pick-up doubles, all day. The club will supply ambience, barbecue basics, dogs, burgers, beer, soft drinks, some desserts, and maybe a turkey or two. (There is a prime-time charge for guests, but you and your guests can play and eat and drink and play and play all day.)

There is a pot-luck part to the party. If your first or last name begins with the letters A-M, please bring some desserts. If your middle initial begins with the letters N-Z, please bring some fruit or salad.

A donation would be nice, but it is not required.

And, as if that event isn't enough:

The club will host a Meet and Greet wherein members may bring prospective members to the club to have an opportunity to meet Board members and Folks from the Membership Committee.

The party takes place on Wednesday, October 15, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. We'll have some wine and cheese for the event.


Note: Darkness falls on the back courts now at about, say, 6:15. We recommend that when you reserve a court for 6:00 play you reserve either court 1 or 2. Reserving the front courts is easier than you'd think: everyone is playing indoors.



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.)



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