How (un)common are racquets from regional manufacturers? I've got a racquet from the early nineties from a company called "Ellipse" - the only other mention of that company I've found on this forum is from someone else from the Orlando area. It's a professional looking job - nice paint job, came with a nice full length cover, etc. My understanding was that they went out of business in pretty short order (I guess you could expect that of a company who's only mention to date is in the "Worst Racquets Ever" thread). I personally haven't seen a lot of racquets from small, regional manufacturers - is that truly an oddity?