Originally Posted by chalkflewup
Please explain mental break. I don't understand. Tennis is supposed to be the mental break not something you take a mental break from.
Tennis can become very mentally taxing. When we play at a high level for months on end, we like to take a break in order to regroup during the winter months. Competition for months is very hard on some young players because of their desire to win and play well. Sure not all kids need a break, but previous results have indicated that for us we play a better year after we take a break compared to when we don't. It works for us, maybe not for everyone. It is just nice to do other things for a little so you appreciate tennis and the art of competition more.