What's Your Pre-match Routine Or Rituals?

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  1. tennistim777

    tennistim777 Rookie

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    Hello, everyone!! Just wondering if everyone can list their normal, or even quirky, pre-match rituals!! Thanks!!
     
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  2. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    Stretching, checking the wind direction, and during the day the position of the sun.
     
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  3. ZPTennis

    ZPTennis Semi-Pro

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    I always hit on a wall intensely for about 15 minutes to get the heart rate up.
     
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  4. emo5

    emo5 Rookie

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    Revise my notes.
     
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  5. tonysk83

    tonysk83 Semi-Pro

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    After just coming from a match I usually listen to Death Cab for Cutie since they are a very mellow band to relax me. I then stretch before the match, put on ankle braces and shoes. Then I just try to block out everything and relax. Pretty simple I know. Didn't seem to help me today got mowed 6-0 6-0.
     
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  6. Nextman916

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    I warm up, it takes me about 1hr and a half to really find my game, so i go early to matches with a good night of sleep 9-10hrs, decent meal(which imo doenst really matter wtf you eat unless your a pro), and i go early to the courts, usually theyll have a court open and a person willing to warm up in a rally, then i continue to do so until my match. Oh and bring 4 gatorades and 1 Dasani water.
     
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  7. Bagumbawalla

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    I believe it is best (for me) to do nothing special and treat a match as if it were an ordinary practice session.

    To make something different or special of a match is to put additional stress or pressure on yourself.
     
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  8. The Prodigy

    The Prodigy New User

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    sit there..... eat something little.... sit ..... stretch out legs..... start playing.
     
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  9. LuckyR

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    Fluid and carb load the night before. Wake up and take 3 Advil, 18oz of Gatorade, pee. Drive to the match.
     
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  10. armand

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    Today I had a match against my nemesis and to keep myself from being nervous, I kept my mind off of the match the entire day(actually, the entire week) until it was gametime. I focused on work, read, cleaned up my car a little etc.

    I destroyed my nemesis like never before and this wasn't just a casual match or anything; it's Club Championships and this was a Quarterfinal match. The score was 6-2, 6-0. Woooohoooooo!
     
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