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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old Oct 19th, 2006, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
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Do You Think Pro's Should Have Restrictions On Racquets?

New technology means the racquets can generate more power and each year they seem to be getting more and more powerful.
I read in another thread that Golf has the same technology but have limits on what the pro's can use on tour. So there is actual skill involved.

Our current players all learnt to play the game and hit different shots from young and today there's still some variety. As times past with new racquets will we still see some variety or will everyone be playing power tennis, and will the tallest be dominating as they can generate more power.

Do you think the WTA and ATP tour should have some limit on Racquets or Not?

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I say yes, as I watch more and more mens tennis the whole match is based on the first serve, not much rallies, etc.
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Basically your just talking about the Williams sisters. I really think that the tennis a player produces is a result of talent and not the racquet. Don't worry though Serena is getting a new smaller racquet and then you won't have to bitch about anything.
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I don't think they should have limitations on racquets. Surely no pro player really relies totally on their racquets to win their matches. And it's just the way tennis evolves, having new and better tools
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Basically your just talking about the Williams sisters. I really think that the tennis a player produces is a result of talent and not the racquet. Don't worry though Serena is getting a new smaller racquet and then you won't have to bitch about anything.
yeah because lately I've been watching so much of the Williams sisters and have them on my mind.

I don't even think Serena and Venus play only with power, they did at the beginning but now they use so much more than just raw power. They have a complete game and arn't like the young guns coming up with the one two punch and no back up plan. I do think you need skill to play power tennis the timing still has to be there etc. I just think in times to come it might only be power.

Maybe you should stop assuming Shit or bringing your faves into everything
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Basically your just talking about the Williams sisters. I really think that the tennis a player produces is a result of talent and not the racquet. Don't worry though Serena is getting a new smaller racquet and then you won't have to bitch about anything.
Since when did go hingis ever mention the Williams sisters? They were talking about racquets in general.
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I say no, because the technology is there, amateur players will use those rackets, I don't want to watch pro tennis if amateur players look faster and stronger. It will give the false impression that even amateurs can beat the pro.
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No, becuase if everyone has access to this technology then nobody is being given an unfair advantage anyway.

Plus, power tennis = love.
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i voted "it doesn't bother me", it doesn't mainly because when this new technology breaks out the players should learn to adapt to the power and the evolving game that comes to them. i can't really take a side though. on the other hand, playing with more classic racquets would have a more classic style of play and people would be able to compare the players in terms of greatness from generation to generation.
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So when writing this thread you didn't think of the Williams sisters and their giant head racquets?
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To be honest I wouldn't know which racquet they use, the thought came into my mind 2.00am this morning I couldn't sleep and was watching Murray and Ljubicic.

IMO the Williams sisters play with power but can also mix it up, they don't just bash the ball. I'm thinking about players learning to play now, are they learning the different shots or are they just banging the ball around? What will we be watching in years to come, technique, strategy, placement etc or just heavy hitting?
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there's balance in everything - more power = less control, even though almost every racket advertises 'power with control' or something like that..

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imo it really shouldnt matter. So what if racquets produce more power. Some players use brute power like the william sisters and some spin like patty. Each racquet has its own advantages n disadvantages. You shouldnt worry about the future just being brute tennis. Its just now most sucessful players are power players like the william sisters. Sometime later a new group of super patty or muresmos will come which will balance things out with variety again.

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