When I started playing pickleball at 72 I had 192 triathlons under my belt. Then I came down with a-fib and a thyroid condition and popped my quad three times and was out 12 weeks. After a five hour heart procedure that took care of my a-fib, my shoulder went out and I couldn't play for another five months. But I am back on the court today at 76. I may not be 100% yet but little things like broken limbs can't keep me away from pickleball! Update: I just won three gold medals at the Senior games in Indian Wells!