this is not supposed to be an anti plastic racket thread, as plastic rackets are reality and will stay. however (without judging it) plastic rackets basically made tennis history a joke. 1960 players look like middle aged country club women compared to modern players rather than real athletes. no tennis fan (apart from a few old blokes here) respects the players of the past. tennis fans now think that serena williams would bagle bill tilden while baseball fans think that babe ruth would hit 100 bombs today. baseball did not do this to their past by preventing technical advancement in bat technology and protect the history of the game. there is some people who say metal bats and plastic tennis rackets cannot be compared because in tennis both players have the same racket and thus the dynamic doesn't change. however that is not really true, the dynamic has changed because of video evidence which makes past time tennis look like an unathletic joke compared to modern tennis. why did tennis allow progress while baseball didn't?