How to Prepare for a Match
Preparing for a tennis match is incredibly important
Preparing for a tennis match is incredibly important and positive energy is vital. It is easily described or compared to entering a highway when you drive. Why would you approach and enter at 20mph, when the speed limit is 60mph. in this instance you are supposed to accelerate to 50 – 55mph when entering the highway. In preparation for a match, you must use time ahead to get not only physically, but also mentally close to match speed with mind, movement ans hots. This enables you to start fast, play hard, and compete with immediate effect.
Your first step is practicing how you want to play your game and it should include between-points times too. Make sure your equipment is ready and have your bag packed, with sunscreen, hat, towel, extra shoes, extra clothes, sport drinks, water, healthy snacks, racquets strung and gripped, etc. body preparation is just as important and rest is important and make sure that you follow a consistent schedule with adequate sleep at night at constant hours. When you wake up on match day set alarm clock for two hours before the match.
Choose healthy breakfast foods such as toast, yogurts with cereal, fruits, and juices, but avoid milk, pastries, butter, and cheeses. Drink no less than 1.5 liters of water and during the match too. Your physical warmup before the match must be maximum 15 minutes. Another essentiality is mind preparation and setting yourself goals that you focus on prior of the match and then during it. Focus on competitive and tactical goals you set for yourself and always follow your own routine. Never tire yourself mentally by talking to others, socializing, or getting excited before a match. Instead, listen to your favorite quiet music, read and avoid cell phone, computers, and games, as it is distracting and tire you mentally.