I had the pleasure of meeting Gaines several years ago, and we stayed in touch. Traded emails on racquets, stringing etc. Sold him a Prince Chang at one point, even invited me to join his ALTA team. Couldn't do it at the time and regret that it didn't work out. Had lost touch, and I am deeply shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and many friends. Rest in peace Gaines, and I hope we have that hit some day. You will be greatly missed.
~ Gomer, get down there with them spiders and start workin ~ Barney Fife