As we are enjoying a bit of springtime in January we decided to get out and play our first match of 2012! We hit the court with Stan using his new Head Speed MP purchased from Tennis Warehouse and Scott using demo Head Speed MP 300 from our local shop the Racketman. Scott was also sporting a new Prince Backpack!
Creve Coeur Park is a large park in St. Louis County known for its Lake and Boating activities. Unknown are the two tennis courts located in the upper section of the park. The courts are in a nice location surrounded by pine trees. The courts themselves have a fair amount of cracking that needs some attention from St. Louis County.
As the match got underway Scott went to the age old strategy of picking on Stan's backhand. This worked fairly well. The first set went back and forth and Scott was finally able to serve for the set at 5-4 and won the set with a nice lob volley over Stan's head at set point.
Stan responded to the backhand attacks by focusing hard on hitting his backhand better. The strategy worked as Stan hit a flurry of backhand winners to take the second set 6-2. The third set was more of the same and ended with Stan hitting cross court and down the line winners to take the third set at 6-3. Scott even tried to use the cracks to his advantage to no avail.
Overall courts get a condition of 7.0 and location is a 10 for an average of 8.5