With summer approaching and warmer weather on its way, hydration and nutrition become even more important to overall performance for athletes. Following these tennis-specific hydration and nutrition tips will help juniors combat the elements and develop good practices for playing the heat.
- Select pre-match meals that are familiar to you and known to settle hunger, high in healthy carbohydrates, and quickly digested (e.g. a turkey sandwich, apple, and sports drink).
- Limit or avoid caffeinated beverages like iced tea and soda right before or after match play
- Drink fluids every 15 minutes or so for optimal hydration and performance