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All you need to know about sports nutrition in tennis

During the short breaks after the sets you can see cracks like Roger Federer eating half a banana and or having a drink from time to time. Does a tennis athlete need specific sports nutrition and if so, what do you need to know?

Short breaks on the court
Numerous, but short breaks during sets mean that sports nutrition in tennis has to meet special needs: Sports nutrition must not only be consumable quickly, but must also be as tolerable as possible. So if you see tennis stars eating half a (ripe) banana during the sets, there is nothing wrong with that. For a match lasting several hours, however, this snack is definitely not enough.
Tennis players can therefore rely on liquid energy from the tube, for example with a LIQUID ENERGY GEL (with or without caffeine), a high-quality, carbohydrate sports drink such as COMPETITION, LONG ENERGY or ISOTONIC or a few bites of a HIGH ENERGY BAR. In search of a noticeable caffeine kick that reawakens motivation and concentration, we recommend an ACTIVATOR ampoule or a few POWER GUMS out of the bag. The previous and regular use of MENTAL FOCUS can offer clear advantages in terms of cognitive performance both in technical training and in competition.

Indoor or outdoor
From a nutritional point of view, it makes no difference whether a tennis match is played indoor or outdoor on sand, grass or hart court. However, the climatic conditions can vary significantly and thus have a corresponding influence. Temperature and humidity are central parameters that must be taken into account when eating on the tennis court. In the cold and in low humidity, nutrition has primarily to cover the energy demands of an athlete. In the heat or in great humidity the body needs considerably more liquid. If matches over three, four or sometimes five sets including tie-break are expected, a carboloading two days before the competition is recommended. If the heat on the court is high, a previous soda loading with LACTAT BUFFER can be very useful. Players with a high sweat rate and a tendency to cramp additionally use SALT CAPS or MUSCLE RELAX shots.

Regeneration during tournaments
In tennis tournaments lasting several days or even two weeks, regeneration plays an important role. The recommendations are therefore: Regular carboloading with CARBO LOADER, every second or third day. In hot and humid regions, soda loading with LACTAT BUFFER is recommended to increase sodium levels and thus prevent dehydration and cramps. Always take a carbohydrate-protein shake such as PRO RECOVERY after every match and additionally consume a protein shake MULTIPROTEIN or CASEIN in the evening before going asleep. If frequent travel and/or contact with large crowds is necessary, the use of IMMUNOGUARD prevents the risk of infection.

Fitting products

Mental Focus
Mental Focus Short info
EUR CHF 13.00
  • Easy intake thanks to cure package with ampoule and capsules
High Energy Bar
High Energy Bar Short info
EUR CHF 0.00
  • very high energy density
  • double sodium content compared to the existing High Energy Bars
  • pleasant consistency for sport
Immunoguard
Immunoguard Short info
EUR CHF 27.50
  • Reinforcement of the immune system
  • On a natural, vegetable basis - free of additives
  • Application: preventive or acute
Carbo Loader
Carbo Loader Short info
EUR CHF 0.00
  • Highly concentrated carbohydrate blend
  • Multi-carb formula plus electrolytes for efficient carboloading
  • Maximises glycogen stores prior to endurance activities
Isotonic
Isotonic Short info
EUR CHF 0.00
  • Isotonic thirst quencher for optimal endurance performance
  • Fruity taste, available in 5 flavours
  • Multi-carb formula with electrolytes
Liquid Energy Plus
Liquid Energy Plus Short info
EUR CHF 0.00
  • carbohydrate gel with caffeine and taurine*
  • fast and slow-available carbohydrates
  • quick and sustained energy
  • practical tube, resealable
Liquid Energy Pure
Liquid Energy Pure Short info
EUR CHF 0.00
  • Liquid carbohydrate gel for quick and long lasting energy
  • Enriched with sodium, potassium and taurine
  • Contains low-glycemic isomaltulose
  • Resealable, easy dosage and handling
Power Gums
Power Gums Short info
EUR CHF 0.00
  • Schnelle und handliche Energiequelle
  • Wahlweise mit aktivierendem Koffein oder Electrolyten
  • Schmackhafte Alternative zu Kohlehydrate-Gels
Multi Protein
Multi Protein Short info
EUR CHF 0.00
  • Multi-component protein: whey, casein and egg albumin
  • Versatile range of application: muscle building, recovery, meal replacement
  • High content of essential amino acids incl. BCAA
  • filtered, native milk protein quality
Casein
EUR CHF 0.00
  • night-time protein supply (so-called "night protein")
  • micellular casein with native protein quality (CFM technology)
  • for growth and maintenance of muscle mass
Long Energy
Long Energy Short info
EUR CHF 0.00
  • Multi carb formula
  • Fast acting protein hydrolysates
  • Mild flavour, acid free, hypotonic