I envy all of you who live where you can play outdoors year round. I am thankful that I am a member of an indoor club (I actually work there part-time and receive a free membership), but I really prefer outdoor tennis. Growing up, I never played indoors, only in special circumstances, such as my high school regional tournament being rained out. I never expected to be a member of a racquet club. So, the indoor season has been fine, but I'm so sick of not having the sun and the wind and being outside. I could also do without the "club scene," i.e., the attitudes, the cliques, etc., but that's a whole other story. Where I live in Springfield, Illinois, we start getting outdoor tennis weather by the middle of March - 50s, 60s, even a few 70 degree days, but it will also revert back much colder days. Consistent warm-enough weather doesn't come until mid-April. I can't wait.