Hit with the instructor this morning. As usual, hit more balls in a hour than during the rest of the week. Good for the soul.
Interesting situation at present reflecting the unfortunate state of the times. Previously, we hit at the local Y where I am a member and he was the head pro. However, as an economy measure (i.e. to get out of paying benefits), the Y effectively laid off its two pros and decided to contract out its tennis class instruction to a crowd on the other side of town who send over tennis instructors to meet ad hoc
demands. That's no way to run a tennis program
Under the new arrangement, my instructor can't appear on their courts to give private lessons so we go off to one of the neighborhood courts which, early in the morning, are never being used. On the way, I drive past the 6 unoccupied Y courts well maintained by cheap (and probably also contracted out) labor. My impression, talking around, is that this is not working out well for anyone! (e.g. people turn up for a class but an instructor doesn't).
I'm still hoping that something might be worked out between parties concerned.