Originally Posted by sureshs
Many people I know till the 4.5 level have not had any injuries, in spite of playing 3 times a week and not doing any exercise other than stretching. They range in age from 35 to 70.
The level does not have near as much to do with it as opposed to age and being out of shape. Actually many of the higher level players play more efficient with big serves and net games that keep the points shorter, as opposed to good 3.5 - 4.0 players that play a lot of long grinding points.
How many of these older players that you know play singles 3 times a week? I know a lot of those type of players to but they play 99% doubles, they can not move good enough for singles anymore and are not in good enough shape.