Gentle readers of eagle eye may have surmised DH hasn't played in a while: his racquet is wood laminate with nylon strings, has a classic oval head, and is branded, "Pancho" Gonzales.
The first competition pattern is due to be released any day now. There's an intriguing item on the otherwise unremarkable list of supplies:
400 yds solid or semi-solid fingering wt yarn
US 1 (2.25 mm) knitting needles
1 or more six-sided dice
I've never knit with dice before. Huh.