Originally Posted by rony67
It was Edberg & Larsson. It is the only time I have seen them play with wooden racquets. I have no idea why they used them. The power generated and, especially, the placement of the balls were very impressive.
Edberg used a continental grip. I would expect him to hit well with wood, and he may have grown up using it. Sampras is younger than Edberg and he grew up using wood.
Originally Posted by onehandbh
Similar experience. A few years ago, on my way home from work I stopped by
the local park to try and play some pickup tennis, but the courts were full.
I saw a former ATP multiple GS winner playing a 5.0 with a modern racquet.
On the next court over, there was a top 20 WTA player playing a
5.0 as well. On court 3, there was a current d1 woman playing a male 4.0.
Court 4: former wood era #1 who was still in good condition, playing a
recent top 10 player. Both using wood racquets.
If there is any interest, I'll post my observations.
Sure, who were they and what was it like?