I have enjoyed reading the posts on this great forum, and have learned a lot! I wanted to ask for some advice regarding my retired father. We are looking for things for him to do during the summers when he visits, and he has always enjoyed tennis, although he hasn't played in a long time. He is 68, has no medical problems, and is in great shape. First, we were wondering whether it is appropriate for someone his age to play tennis? Also, he has some very old equipment (still using prestrung racket from over a decade ago!) and sneakers, and it pains him to spend money on anything new. Racket and strings will be no problem, since I will simply go to the store and buy a nice racket and strings for him. Sneakers will be tougher, since he will need to try them on at the store (but we will make him do it)! BTW, any suggestions for a racket and strings with comfort being the primary concern? I have found Prince Premier Softflex to be very easy to play with and was planning on getting him the same. I was also considering getting him some ace bandage to wrap around his ankles and have him do 15 minutes of stretching and jogging and warmup before playing everyday. I would be interested to hear any advice or comments regarding what to watch out for with my father getting started again with tennis at his age. Thank you very much!