I'm a NTRP 4.0 and am 58 yrs. old. I play in indoor leagues and occasional tournaments with a decent amount of success. I had a stroke several years ago and lost peripheral vision in my right eye. Two pulmonary embolisms and now take rat poison daily. I love tennis and found that I need a huge racquet to be competitive. Weapon of choice? Wilson 3.0 Titanium Hammer Stretch with a head size of 118. Wilson hasn't made them for a long time so I pick them up whenever I can. Shoes? Puma Smash. I get them for $30 a pair and they hold up fairly well and like the classic design. I have been playing since I was 12 but when the stockpile ends, will either have to call it a day or enter the 21st century. The best development in my tennis life is the change in grip materials. Leather would get wet so easily from sweat. Remember the colored gauze they used to sell that would tear up your hands? Anyone else out there who is a fan of the old stuff?