What do you guys think? In baseball there are metal bats who are much more powerfull than the old wood bats. still the MLB didn't allow metal to limit the players power (imagine bonds or pujols with a metal bat). Among fans it's widely accepted that this is good (because those athletes would hit HRs too easy) and even think that metal bat baseball is for inferior players because wood needs better technique (could be argued for tennis also). For tennis you could make a similar argument. It's much easier with today's 90+ sq. ínch blades to hit a ball cleanly. now any HS player can hit hard topspin of both wings which very few players could do with wood. also the rackets are very light and thus easy to maneuver and create a lot of power. you could argue that those easy strokes compared to wood have shifted the balance more to athletes rather than players. This has changed the game in a way that players an hit winners easily instead of having to construct points. they are also able to hit passing shots just from the wrist like a table tennis player thus killing the s&v game. Of course you could also argue that plastic rackets improved the quality of the game and anything that does this is good for tennis. So what's your opinion on that? do you think the new rackets are good or bad for tennis(I'm talking here about top players amateurs of course benefit a lot from plastic sine the game is so easy now)? And why did baseball stay with wood and tennis not? I realize racket sellings play a roll, but baseball is also a billion dollar industry. And baseball did stay with wood (MLB of course-college and HS play with metal).