...about everything. First, I tried to defend my "inexpensive" racquet purchase. Once I started to play against higher level intermediates (3.5 and 4), I suddenly found my inexpensive racquet to be completely inadequate. Only a stiffer more expensive racquet would allow me to handle shots at a much faster pace. I tried to defend myself repeatedly, and only the most gentle of counter-assertions were offered, rather than heated rebuttals. Now I know why. Second, I was skeptical of your assertions that I should get a 9 pack tennis bag. Again, you all were right. A 6 pack bag is ok, if you only have a couple of racquets. But it's inadequate if you have more than a couple of racquets and like to bring a significant amount of gear. Anyway, thanks for your knowledge and I will be listening most carefully when I get advice on here. Thanks.