Talk Tennis

Talk Tennis (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php)
-   Adult League & Tournament Talk (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/forumdisplay.php?f=35)
-   -   Your post match routine (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=401256)

Lawn Tennis 10-20-2011 09:11 PM

Your post match routine
 
What post match routine do you have? I'm looking to go the extra mile to enhance recovery both physical and mental.

nickarnold2000 10-20-2011 09:35 PM

I stretch for 5 mins and then within 15-20 mins will eat a healthy snack - they claim that eating something soon afterwards speeds up recovery time.

tennis tom 10-20-2011 10:05 PM

I go straight to the bar and get drunk; it helps me to forget.

nickarnold2000 10-20-2011 11:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tennis tom (Post 6074400)
I go straight to the bar and get drunk; it helps me to forget.

I try to wait at least 30 mins before I start drinking.

Lawn Tennis 10-20-2011 11:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nickarnold2000 (Post 6074364)
I stretch for 5 mins and then within 15-20 mins will eat a healthy snack - they claim that eating something soon afterwards speeds up recovery time.

From a psychological point of view, what regimine to you follow? I recall and record what I did right and what needs improvement. After a big win or tough loss, what are you thinking?

Big_Dangerous 10-20-2011 11:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tennis tom (Post 6074400)
I go straight to the bar and get drunk; it helps me to forget.

It really depends on whether I win or lose.

:P

PushyPushster 10-21-2011 03:21 AM

Silently curse for 10 minutes. Shower.

HFS 10-21-2011 04:39 AM

1. Go home
2. Turn on shower
3. Go back to fridge and get beer
4. Take beer into shower
5. Sit in shower and drink beer
6. Smile and/or sulk
7. Repeat

prgault 10-21-2011 04:41 AM

Drag myself to the car and drive 45 minutes back to the podunk little town I live in that doesn't have any tennis...the walk from the car to the front door is an adventure....

pyrokid 10-21-2011 05:21 AM

Ask around to see if anyone wants to hit some more.

10smonkey 10-21-2011 05:36 AM

12 ounce curls

tennis tom 10-21-2011 06:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tennis tom (Post 6074400)
I go straight to the bar and get drunk; it helps me to forget.

Quote:

Originally Posted by nickarnold2000 (Post 6074472)
I try to wait at least 30 mins before I start drinking.


I wish I had your willpower.

samarai 10-21-2011 07:24 AM

We played a pair in our league a couple of weeks ago who had a beer before warning up and in between breaks. When the match was over they opened up their ice chest and had what amounted to a 24 pack. They weren't very good but truly seemed to enjoy themselves.

nickarnold2000 10-21-2011 07:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lawn Tennis (Post 6074492)
From a psychological point of view, what regimine to you follow? I recall and record what I did right and what needs improvement. After a big win or tough loss, what are you thinking?

At Brad Gilbert's urging(I have his book) I also will write down and reflect on what I did well and what needs improving. I probably reflect more on a loss than a win but I've found it pays to "pay attention" to the particulars of my game .
If I've had a tough loss, I try to get positive about it(it's gotten easier as I've become older), understand why I lost and then do better next time.

NJ1 10-21-2011 08:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by samarai (Post 6074879)
We played a pair in our league a couple of weeks ago who had a beer before warning up and in between breaks. When the match was over they opened up their ice chest and had what amounted to a 24 pack. They weren't very good but truly seemed to enjoy themselves.

Ha, good for them. That said, a couple after is fun but the thought of brews during tennis makes me wretch. That's more of a golf thing for me since my swing is meets little success.

sphinx780 10-21-2011 08:11 AM

After a win: Reflect on what I feel I did best in the match and try to build on keeping a continuity to it (i.e. First serve percentage, returns in play, etc.)...drive home, shower, 5-10 min of stretching, have a beer.

After a loss: Reflect on whether I gave 100% and what I truly f'd up during the match....Get in my car, swear at the top of my lungs, tell myself to bring a spare racket for breaking next time, drive home at a much quicker pace, shower, a few beers or a scotch, stretch.

sphinx780 10-21-2011 08:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HFS (Post 6074670)
1. Go home
2. Turn on shower
3. Go back to fridge and get beer
4. Take beer into shower
5. Sit in shower and drink beer
6. Smile and/or sulk
7. Repeat

This could quickly become my new routine. If I want consistency in my tennis game, I should have a consistent post match ritual not dependent on results :-)

sportsfan1 10-21-2011 08:46 AM

lol, I thought there would be a lot of references here to icing, medicines, therapeutic stuff, cardio equipment etc. Maybe even ice baths! None at all!

Larrysümmers 10-21-2011 09:05 AM

well, i stretch a little, light one up, and reflect. i try to think of patterns that worked, and those that didnt.

vcat 10-21-2011 10:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sportsfan1 (Post 6075037)
lol, I thought there would be a lot of references here to icing, medicines, therapeutic stuff, cardio equipment etc. Maybe even ice baths! None at all!

No, 4 out of 5 not bad:

icing - check: the beer is cold
medicines - check: the beer
therapeutic stuff: check: once again beer
cardio equipment: huh?
ice baths: check, an ice bath can cool a warm beer very quickly

If I win, shake hands, racquet tucked under arm, to the cooler for the beer.
If I lose, climb the fence, throw the racquet in a bush, to the cooler for the beer.

(I break less racquets when throwing them into foliage)


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2006 - Tennis Warehouse