Originally Posted by Chotobaka
Ditto. I am also a little surprised someone hasn't come up with a reasonably professional business (or side business) specializing in racquet painting/customization and restoration. The later part can be a challenge with NOS grommet/bumper sets sometimes being both difficult and expensive to source but, heck, people paint lots of obscure things like auto racing/motorcycle helmets, racing bicycles, skateboards, etc. -- so why not tennis racquets?
Probably because it's such a pain to do well vs the cost of the original item. Tennis racquets are relatively cheap (compared to motorcycles or guitars) and much more complex than helmets or skateboards.
Now if there was a way to get bare carbon frames, totally different equation.