Is there an age limit on improving your playing? It might sound a ridiculous question to some, but I've given this a lot of thought and I still haven't found the answer! I've seen (and known) a lot of players over the years who in their 20s and 30s were excellent players, then in their 40s and 50s their playing is not as it was. Why is that? I'm wondering if it is because their commitment to playing alters and therefore not as much time is spent practicing or playing, or is it because their 'peak' has been reached and it is just a natural reduction in ability due to age? What if all your life you have played at a certain level, and then, say in your 40s, you suddenly decide you want to be a better player. Is it too late? Have you missed your chance? Do all players have a limit, whether it be a very high standard or a lower standard? Could all players reach a very high standard if they had the right training and commitment? So, what do you think. Is there an age when no matter what you do, you will never be better or reach that goal that you've always dreamed about, but never really put the commitment in to achieving, and then when you suddenly decide, "Hey, I want to do this", can there be an age when you've left it too late?