OK I'll look into lessons, I want them, but finding a decent instructor might be a pain. Plus the cost...
My racquet is a Wilson US Open 4 3/8 grip. I think it's this one: http://www.tennismall.com/index.asp?...OD&ProdID=1690
It cost me $60 CAD, so it's just a cheaper one, a little larger than most. Seems to be working fine for me for now. I will want a new one later, and maybe get this re-gripped for a lefty (doesn't seem like much of a big deal for me tho).
As for shoes I was looking into it and I'm thinking Prince T 10s or QT Response, or Adidas Barricade II, depending on price and feel when I check them out.
I don't think I've been using clay courts here. It would seem like some kind of a tarmac. One of the municipal courts is like falling apart road surface material, the other one is much better, coloured, smoother, and more solid.
Thanks for the help.