Not that I am anywhere young, I am myself also in the 40ish gang. Played a couple of years of college tennis 20 years ago but never really fully dedicated. Layoff for 15 years and came back to this great game and re-learn the game a few years ago. But I have to tell you in a tournament I rather play a big college hitter than a 40ish former pro or a good former D1 player. At least I would get some work out and sweat out :twisted: Played this guy a few weeks ago who was on the tour for 5 years and got totally destroyed. It's not even funny. After the match I think I can still run 5 K for in 20 minutes. I was not out gunned but I was totally outplayed. I can not get to hit balls in my strike zone continuously. I got one good shot and he made me to work so hard for the next one. Try to be a little bit aggressive stepping inside the court but then the return is right at my feet and I see his racquet at the net. His games - He serves probably only in the mid 80's but tons of spins and find the corners well. Occasionally he pulls some good one I think in the 100's. Serve and volley 60 -70 %. Not to mention volley well, low with bites. Compact swing medium pace with high net clearance and landed no more than four feet to the line, the moment I was at the net he can flat it out. The key point I think for his game is his medium pace stroke with high net clearance. This made him rarely out of positions. I think I have bigger ground strokes than him but at this age, I can not hit those shots more than two, three in a row. When I try to play more conservative, he is at the net and make me play more agressive and I would miss. Looks like if everything goes well I will play another guy with similar background in the draw next tournament. I don't think there is any quick fix, but I would like to hear if you have similar experience. Maybe I can borrow your experience and make that game a little bit more fun.