This is an unofficial website for tennis players at the Riverside tennis courts and elsewhere around Hudson, Massachusetts, for news and information on tennis events. To arrange matches or find a playing partner, click on the “Message Board.” For news and announcements about events at the courts, upcoming Recreation Department programs, scheduled court times for events, click on “Announcements”
Hudson Recreation Department
Summer Youth Tennis Progam
Registration is open as of June 1, 2016! There is a new weekly format based on school grade; and an exciting new Tournament Training program for grades 5-12. Click here for more information.
Assabet Valley Courts Get A Facelift
Meanwhile, at Ward Park . . .
4/27/15: No news as to the plans for the Ward Park courts which were bulldozed as part of the construction of the new Senior Center and drainage improvements and renovations to the playing field. We hope they come back!
Grass Court Play
With the Youth Tournament going on, the Saturday morning Irregular Men’s League got bumped and went in search of a substitute venue. The new Marlborough High School courts appear to be padlocked, so we tried Assabet.
We had to develop Jungle Rules about what happens when a serve disappears into a clump of grass, or when a forehand takes a crooked bounce in a crater, but it was, as they say, better than nothing. If the youth tournament is still going on next week, we’re bringing a weed wacker. Shown (l-r) are Will, Jay, Sean, Rowell, and Jim. Photo by webmaster Mike Tremblay.
Tennis history corner
Who remembers the model name of this early metal racket?
Jimmy Connors popularized it in the 1970’s, and kept using it until 1985. It had a unique string suspension method that made the ball spring off it, so it developed the nickname “The Trampoline” by the kids of the era at the Riverside courts. Post your answer to the message board. Prizes to be determined at the whim of the webmaster. Hint: the “W” is visible under the towel, so “Wilson” will not be accepted as a correct answer.