"In addition, the USTA is trying to rewrite the tennis landscape where tennis is played in your state only, and you never travel. Period.
(Great if you are in Florida or California or Texas or NY, but dooms everyone else.)"
Tennis5, thanks for all that great information. A lot of food for thought. I'm in that "dooms everyone else" bracket. At some point, moving to CA or FL may be the smartest thing, of course, if that's feasible. If you get stuck in a weak State, you will love ground so quickly.