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Oct 15th, 2002, 06:12 AM
I need your advice. How do you guys prepare before a match? WHat do you eat or do. I've played about 10 tournaments this year and at the last tournament felt awkward. My first match of the day I felt fine, my second match same felt fine, third I was getting a little tired. By the fourth match of the day I was out, I could hardlt serve so basically my first serve became my second serve. So how can I get energy to keep going.

Oct 15th, 2002, 06:23 AM
eat between matches. continuously drink water to stay hydrated and drink sports drink to keep up your energy levels. it may also help to take a spare pair of clothes. also find a way to cool youself down between matches

Oct 15th, 2002, 06:31 AM
good attitude on court, belief in yourself plus gowza's advice could certainly do wonders for you.

E. Blackadder
Oct 15th, 2002, 06:32 AM
I always listen to music on my discman between matches to cool down :D

Oct 15th, 2002, 06:56 AM
stay away from milk, and stay away from sugary foods in the hours before a match or practice.
This is very important.

Oct 15th, 2002, 06:57 AM
also stay away from acidy drinks like orange juice because they can make you feel sick iin the stomach and you may throw up

Oct 15th, 2002, 07:40 AM
also you'll get more energy by chewing gum during the match because of the sugar in it