Originally Posted by goober
. He really just retraining himself so his improvement from 3.5 to 4.5 is expected. An adult recreational player that started tennis in his 30-40s improvement to 4.5 is not necessarily expected and should not be compared.
I think that a lot of 30+ y.o. people at the 3.0-3.5 level are worried that their chances to improve significantly will be foreclosed by advancing age.
So it's inspiring to hear about someone on the older side (no offense NLBwell) getting back to a high level despite some health issues.
That doesn't mean we expect to replicate his progress-- just means that, like the thread title says, there is hope to get better.