MEN'S national No 1 Ng Eain Yow is a year older and a bit wiser, as he looks to stay positive during the downtime on the Professional Squash Association (PSA) Tour calendar.
The Bristol-based Eain Yow turned 23 on Jan 26, although celebrations were relatively subdued as England is going through another phase of surging Covid-19 cases with a lockdown in place.
The World No 26, however, is prepared for another lengthy spell without tournaments.
For the record, there are no confirmed major PSA Tour events on the calendar just yet.
Nonetheless, Eain Yow, who trains under Hadrian Stiff, is not slacking off as he looks to stay fit and sharp in anticipation for tournaments in the near future.
"Turning 23 doesn't feel that much different, but there is definitely a realisation that time doesn't wait around for anyone," said Eain Yow.
"Last year was a learning curve for me, and I have certainly learned a lot from playing in big tournaments.
"Despite the Covid-19 situation, training is still going great here in Bristol.
"Everyone here is working hard and pushing each other, although there isn't much happening tournament wise.
"It is a good time to keep working on my game.
"It's hard to plan out anything at this stage, but for me, the focus is to be in the best possible position when the season restarts."
With no major tournaments on the horizon, Eain Yow will have at least three months to continue working on his game as he looks to break into the top 20 this year.
The next possible tournament for Eain Yow could be the Manchester Open scheduled for April 19-24.