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Athletic cards on sale; lessons offered

MIT athletic cards are now on sale in DuPont Athletic Center Monday-Friday from 7am-7pm. The cards allow use of MIT's athletic facilities from July 1, 1998-June 30, 1999. Prices are as follows.

  • MIT and Wellesley students -- $20
  • Family members of students -- $30
  • Faculty and staff at MIT, Lincoln Laboratory, Draper Lab and the White-head Institute -- $125
  • Family members and spousal equivalents of faculty and staff -- $185
  • MITFIT members (faculty and staff with MIT traditional or Flexible Health Plan discounts) -- $105
  • MITFIT family members and spousal equivalents -- $165
  • Alumni/ae -- $250
  • Alumni/ae family members -- $340

Spouses, spousal equivalents and siblings must show proof of relation to an MIT faculty or staff member (birth certificate, driver's license or passport). Children under 161/2 must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Athletic cards are also available on a monthly ($35) and weekly ($25) basis. Cards for attendees of conferences held at MIT are $20 (good for the duration of the conference). Lockers for faculty and staff are $20, or $10 for students.


The Tennis Camps at Harvard and MIT began on June 8 and will run through the summer season, offering group instruction for tennis players of all ages. The camp has been a successful program at Harvard for the past eight years, and this year an instructional program is being offered at MIT for members of the Institute community.

Junior programs for children from ages 5-16 are being offered at all levels for either full-day or half-day sessions. Adult instruction is available at a variety of times, including mini-camps in the evenings and on weekends.

The camps are directed by MIT men's tennis coach Jeff Hamilton and Harvard coaches Dave Fish and Gordon Graham. Mr. Hamilton, who has been coach at MIT since 1987, is a two-time Constitution Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.

Mr. Fish, who has taken the Harvard program to national prominence, has been head coach of the Harvard men's team since 1976. Mr. Graham is the Harvard women's coach and has 20 years of NCAA Division I coaching experience. The teaching staff includes many top-level college coaches and varsity players.

The Tennis Camps at Harvard and MIT are open to all members of the MIT and Harvard communities. Those affiliated with MIT are eligible for discounted fees. For more information, call (617) 783-2400.


The Physical Education Department is again offering instruction in scuba diving as port of its summer activity program. A few spaces remain for Advanced Dive classes to be held August 15-16 and August 22-23. Call the Physical Education Office at x3-4291 for details.

MIT community members may obtain a sculling card and borrow sculls to row on the Charles River anytime the Pierce Boathouse is open (Monday-friday, 6am-7pm). A sculling instructor is on duty from 6-9am on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 4-7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Prospective scullers must take an introductory orientation lesson and pass a swimming test at the Alumni Pool (swimming 100 yards and treading water for 10 minutes). The Physical Education Deparment is offering more advanced rowing instruction throughout the summer; call x3-4291 for details.������������������

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on July 15, 1998.

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