Middle aged, getting ready to come back to the game after a three year hiatus for r wrist ligament surgery, major r shoulder impingement. Wrist from tennis, shoulder not. Have done all the PT that exists, hit the gym most days. Need strategic advice. Short story: Started playing in high school in the 70's. By twenty years ago was a practice partner for a woman who played a satellite tour; she said I had a pro level forehand, decent amateur volley and BH, the rest "needed work." Ten years ago I was still old school SV with a PS 85, eastern forehand, OH BH, 4.0 ranking, going nowhere. Five years ago, down to 3.0, started lessons to develop modern style, more all court game. Various sticks including Gen 1, 6.1 95, i Radical. Then the injuries. Wrist can still produce discomfort, but is as good as it'll get without more surgery. Shoulder is OK, but prone to re-injury if I push it. So two major questions: First, from other threads it seems that heavier, headlight racquets that are good for wrists (and elbows) may not be good for shoulders. In your opinions is this accurate? Second, I'm facing either a radical change of style (again), toward a short old-guy swing with a power stick, or switching orientation. No, not that way. Going lefty. I was ambidextrous as a kid, can still write decently with my left hand. Both my injuries are on my right side. So thinking that with a good ball machine and some patience, I could change to a left forehand, two-handed right backhand (which feels natural, like a baseball grip), and (perhaps) figure out a left handed serve. Any thoughts on this decision?