Flynn Park in University City. These courts are centrally located and University City just had these redone with new post-tension concrete. For tennis court aficionados - post tension is a more expensive method but produces the longest lasting courts. There are five courts here as well as a childrens playground and some greenspace. No restrooms are available so it is important to properly hydrate and dehydrate before you play here.
For regular readers of this blog you will know that our last match ended up with Stan blowing a sluggish Scott of the court in the second set with a bagel or 6-0 score for the non-tennis players.
This week Scott left the Central Realty world headquarters feeling pretty prepared. He had followed the 1978 Jimmy Connors strategy (ordered 55 pounds of steak for U.S. Open) and dined the night before on steak and homegrown heirloom Kale. As the match started Stan won the toss and held serve pretty easily. In Scott's second service game Stan broke to go up 3-1. Scott fought hard to earn a break point on Stan's next serve and finally earned an excellent chance only to blow it by pushing a forehand winner long by about two inches. 4-1 Stan.
USTA rated opponent Scott was focused on trying to close the deal in straight sets.
Stan had a little bit of a letdown early in the second set and Scott was able to push out to a 3-0 lead. At that point he made a big mistake by reminding Stan that he was trying to avenge the bagel from the week before. Not one to be bageled Stan went on the offensive and won the next two games to get to 3-2 Scott.
Unfortunately we both had to go back to work selling real estate or we would have visited The Kitchen Sink or Fozzies two of our favorite nearby eateries. Courts and location are 10's. Location is really good here being close to Washington University, Clayton and The Loop. Court is very consistent and medium speed.