Originally Posted by winstonplum
I'm not sure I understand what you're saying. Anyway, I probably will never have enough time to do all the practicing, outside of matches, to move past 4.5
I think what he is saying is that, unless you have a specific problem that doesn't allow you to get better ( dodgy knees, tennis elbow etc) you can actually improve though you are over 40. For example, since 40, I have improved over the last few years in the consistency of my quality shots. I am probably a little slower and don't hit the ball quite as heavy as I did, but placement, court craft and confidence have all improved making me a much better overall player.
Same can go for anyone else.