I've been collecting old wooden racquets for the past year, but I've never taken any of them to the courts to hit with until yesterday. I was going out to the courts alone to practice my serve so I took my Donnay Allwood International with me just to see if I could hit a serve with it. It has the typical tiny head (65 sq. in., I believe) and weighs in at 13 ounces and 5 points head light. I thought it would be good for a laugh to see what kind of serve I could get out of this thing. I was surprised. I could hit a pretty good serve with it. It was a little slower than with my graphite racquet, but not much slower. I could get decent pace on a flat serve with it. Enough so, that it wouldn't be a detriment in a match. The really surprising thing was how good kick serves and slice serves with it were. The shots were slightly slower, but the effect of the spin was much more pronounced on these serves. I'm thinking the difference between groundstrokes between this wooden racquet and a modern graphite racquet would be a greater difference, but I was surprised how well it served. Another thing I though was odd, was how this racquet was 13 ounces and 5 points headlight and yet it felt to swing much lighter than that. All my racquets are over 12 ounces and usually around 7 points headlight, but this wooden racquet felt just as easy to swing if not even lighter.