Whether preparing for the club championship or Wimbledon, optimal nutrition is essential to enhance tennis performance and ensure adequate recovery. Therefore, appropriate selection of foods, fluids, sport foods and supplements may all help in a player's quest to reach peak performance and gain a competitive edge.
Nutrition for tennis, as for all sports, can be confusing. Suitable nutritional needs must be adjusted for a player's age, fitness, level of competition and intensity of play, environment, time of competition, duration of play, amount of time between matches, and many other factors.
Match preparation, from a nutritional standpoint, is made more difficult by the unpredictability of how long any given match will go as well as varying amount of recovery time between matches.
This section covers the general nutrition guidelines to eating a balanced diet for good health, but mainly focuses on nutritional issues relating to tennis performance.