St. Louis is home to the Gunther Salt Company owned by a family of excellent tennis players! Boone's Lick road became the predecessor to Highway 70 the primary East/West Interstate which runs through Missouri connecting St. Louis and Kansas City. The Park itself is located just off Boone's Lick Road and features a solitary court, restrooms, bbq grill and a picnic shelter.
The match started well for Stan as he was consistent and Scott failed to take advantage of several easy volley opportunities. In no time at all Stan was leading 4-1 in the first set punctuated by a fantastic inside out drop shot. Scott with his back against the wall started hitting his volley's and pushing his forehand deeper into Stan's court. Minutes later the match stood tied at 4-4 as Stan now missed an easy volley to allow Scott to tie the set. Scott's hopes were dashed as Stan then broke his serve and held his own hitting a beautiful backhand down the line winner to take the set 6-4.
Scott managed to slow the momentum by holding serve to tie the set 5-5. Stan's service game was a battle. After several break points Scott had Stan in trouble and Stan threw up a desperation lob high to Scott's backhand. Scott knew he had to hit it in the air and the result was an impossible cross court drop shot winner. Scott was now in the catbirds seat with a 6-5 lead serving for the set. Even better he won the next three points to go up 40 love and earn three set points.
Whew, what a set. Time for a tiebreaker. Scott wins the first three points for a 3-0 lead. Stan turns it around and heads out to a 6-4 lead and two match points. Scott missed his first serve and tossed in a second serve and survived a hard fought point to go to 5-6. Stan got Scott in trouble on the second match point and Scott saved it with a ridiculous backhand dropshot from the baseline to tie at 6-6. Amazingly Scott fights to an 8-7 lead and a fourth set point. Somehow Stan wins the next three points for a 10-8 tiebreaker win and a 6-4,7-6 match win.
We loved this court and rate it a 9 for condition and 10 for location for a 9.5 score. It is also near two great attractions; The Katy Trail and Old Town St. Charles. Historic Main Street in St. Charles has over 50 restaurant options to choose from after your match.