I am 63 and been playing since I was 10. I used to play for fun and went to tournements with my Dad. Was rated 1675 when I quit playing in 1972.
Mountain and rock climbing took all my time. I started playing again a few years ago and am taking it more seriousely now. My game is much better than it ever was, partly because of equipment and part because of practice. Got about 20 medals in archery and ping pong in the Senior Games in the last 3 years and won one regular tourney.
I have played shakehands and Seemiller grips and only use Seemiller now. I have LPs on one side. I play an all out aggressive loop, block, kill type game. I can chop just for varity. I have very good serves.
I am retired now but worked in electronic design most of my life. Worked in research for Xerox and on a Laser fusion project for years.
I live in the northwest US. Spend most of my time hunting, fishing, gold panning and other outdoor things. Indoors; swing dancing, waltz, 2 step.
Even though i retired, there is not enough time for everything. Tomorrow I get up at 3 AM to go look for bears and turkeys with the bow.
When it is not hunting season, I try to play 5 or 6 days a week. I do alot of coaching and learn alot from it as well. Teaching grade school kids is the hardest next to basement players that have bad habits.
Spent alot of $$$$ trying different equipment the last 3 years but have settled down to my Energy and Screw One on a fast bat.
I also have a business doing oil painting. If I can figure out how to post a pic, I will.