Gaines sure knew his tennis stuff. I also learnt a lot from him here. He gave me a lot of pointers on how to string a racquet.
It was always good to read his posts - it was a refreshing change from many of the trash-talking posts here. He conducted himself with poise and came from a position of knowledge. He's got my respect.
I'll always remember the post where people asked him what kind of name is "Gaines Hillix". Very interesting heritage and response.
I'm going to string my Pro Staff "Pete" today in his honour.