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BHTC NEWS FOR May 2023
—Congratulations to our new manager Tony Balta for doing so much to make certain that the BHTC opened on time this year. Of course he hung the windscreens, hung the nets, and brushed and rolled the courts; but behind the scenes he cleaned the clubhouse top to bottom, maintained the golf cart and accomplished so much more. We are very fortunate to have Tony aboard.
—The Chicago Architecture Center has invited the BHTC to be one of the sites for Open House Chicago, “a celebration of Chicago’s unique culture and architecture.” The Board is exploring this opportunity which is scheduled for mid-October. You’ll know more when we know more.
—The Mark Erzen Scholarship is back for the sixth year. Applications are on the website and the deadline is June 4th.
—Paddle and pickle are prominent on the minds of the BHTC Board. If you have any thoughts share them with a Board member.
MANAGER MISSIVE: Please be careful when you wheel a cart out to the courts—their wheels leave ruts in the playing surface. Keep the carts outside of the lines.
PREZ SEZ: As a courtesy to competitive players, remember to use courts 5-8 if you are drilling with a basket of balls.
Tennis Quiz Question—Since Regular Duty and Heavy Duty tennis balls weigh the same (balls must have masses in the range 56.0–59.4 g) how are they different?
Bonus Question—Worldwide, how many tennis balls are manufactured in an average year?