As we all (should) know by now: movement and footwork is everything in tennis. The International Tennis Federation recommends eating between 1.5 to 3 hours before a match, and the USTA similarly recommends eating two to three hours before playing.
Moreover, how do you focus before a tennis match?
Considering this, what should I drink before a tennis match?
Drink plenty of fluids (e.g., water, juice, milk, sport drinks, and other decaffeinated beverages) throughout the day – at least 80 ounces a day. Drink regularly during a match, too, but stick to water and sports drinks because fruit juice has a lot of sugar. ADVERTISEMENT Try to drink before you get thirsty!
Should you rest the day before a game?
If the day of the game arrives and you are worried that you haven’t slept enough the night before to perform at your best – you can plan a carefully timed nap. A 20 minute nap about two hours before your event should provide extra alertness just in time for you to hit the field.
Practical Takeaways. This paper shows that a low-volume, power-type resistance training session results in moderate to large improvements in explosive performance 1 and 2 days later. In particular, CMJ, RSI, and RFD all experience significant improvements, however, no improvements in peak force were observed.
Your rest schedule in advance of the competition is critical. At one week out, more than ever before, you must believe that rest will benefit you more than additional workouts. At the risk of being repetitive: You cannot solicit a meaningful shock/recovery cycle from your body in a week.