Do you think that tennis is a relaxing sport? Not at all! In fact, it is constantly full of moments of intensity and it does not have a specific time limit. Do not forget that a tennis match can last several hours. Here you have some supplements for tennis that will help to improve your performance.
We are going to review some of the best supplements for tennis according to: pre-workout or competition, intra and post-competition or recovery period.
What supplements should you use before a tennis match?
In this sport, our focus and mental toughness are sometimes even more important that being physically prepared. From there, we can start thinking about the right supplementation for the different factors that affect tennis players.
The strength, potency and high intensity moments are basic aspects in tennis, which are similar to other team sports such as football or basketball. However, tennis is an individual sport (not always) where we have to face our rival all alone.
In the HSN online store, you will find creatine with the best seal in the market: Creapure (learn more about it here), either in capsules or powder, so that you will be able to add it to your shakes or take it with some water.
Beta-Alanine would be another basic product in the pre-workout supplementation of a tennis player. What is this supplement? A version of the amino acid alanine that the body will transform into carnosine.
Mental factors and focus
As we have already mentioned, a tennis player needs to work on the mental aspects and focus. Have you ever tried a supplement to help you out with that?
In HSN, we suggest taking caffeine. Yes, it is true, you could drink a simple cup of coffee before the match or workout. You are absolutely right. But, are you going to carry your coffee maker in your gym bag? With supplementation, you will just have to take the capsules with a little bit of water just before starting the physical activity.
One of the most complete products available in the market is Evordx 2.0 by SportSeries. In fact, it will sharpen your focus and improve your performance apart from providing a dose of Creapure creatine monohydrate. Make the most of your workouts and competitions with the supplement that combines all the necessary pre-workout ingredients!
What do tennis players drink during the breaks?
We have already given you a few clues about the duration and intensity of a tennis match. Actually, a tennis match from the most important championships can last from 3 to 5 hours.
We hope that this information was enough to illustrate how important it is to be physically prepared and having a good pre-competition supplementation.
Now, we are going to analyze what are the specific supplements that a tennis player should take throughout a competition or match. Let’s not forget that they will have to use them in the short breaks between changeovers and sets.
Like in any endurance sport, we will run out of carbohydrates. That is why we suggest taking carbohydrate drinks, gels or bars that will help you keep up the pace for hours.
You do not know what supplements should you use to have plenty of energy during a tennis match? Here you have some suggestions.
If you would like a drink because you do not like eating solid food during a match, we suggest these formulas by SportSeries which do not only provide carbs:
- Evodrink 2.0: It is a combination of carbohydrates (Cluster Dextrin), a pre-digested protein (PeptoPro) and BCAA’s. Therefore, you will be able to absorb more amino acids in order to improve the performance.
- Evocarbs 2.0: The second intra-workout product designed by SportSeries. It combines fast and medium absorption carbohydrates. Moreover, it contains electrolytes to make sure that we maintain their levels throughout the activity.
Do you like taking gels during high intensity tennis matches and workouts? Try out Evoenergy by SportSeries, which provides caffeine and guarana.
In addition, it also provides vitamin C in order to decrease the tiredness and fatigue, as well as potassium and sodium.
Finally, when it comes to carbohydrate formulas during the physical effort, you can also eat an energy bar during the breaks.
- Energy Bar Flapjack: Made from oat flakes (natural source of carbohydrates), as well as natural fruit and nuts. It will give you all the energy you need for long tennis matches.
- Evogummy: It will provide 20.6g of carbohydrates per serving, a fat-free energy gummy bar that is an extraordinary source of fiber. With L-glutamine and l-carnitine l-tartrate.
These are supplements that have been specially designed to recharge the mineral salts that we lose during the exercise. In fact, they are extremely useful for high intensity sports that last a long time, such as tennis.
Mineral salts are available in capsules that will help you delay the fatigue. Moreover, there are compounds that combine mineral salts with caffeine, providing an energy boost just at the right time.
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How do tennis players recover from a match?
Like we mentioned, tennis players can play two matches at the highest intensity and without a specific time limit in less than 24 hours. Therefore, the recovery of a tennis players is a crucial moment in order to get ready for the next match.
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Ok! But, what is we are not able to take all the macro and micronutrients during this period of time? This is when recovery supplements come into play. They are usually not only rich in carbohydrates, but also in proteins to regenerate the muscle fibers.
One of the best products for this would be Evorecovery by SportSeries.
What are the properties of Evorecovery?
- 30g of carbohydrates from different sources.
- 9.3g of hydrolyzed protein from the raw ingredient Lacprodan Hydro.90 INS.
- Minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium and chloride.
If you want to take supplementation after those thirty minutes and not follow the advice from the experts, you should definitely take whey protein.
These are some options:
- Concentrate: Evowhey 2.0
- Isolate: Evolate 2.0
- Hydrolyzate: Evohydro 2.0
Branched chain amino acid powder that will prevent the muscle breakdown and will help you stimulate the protein synthesis. It is a supplement that has been designed for the muscle recovery after a demanding exercise. This ingredient is available in the post-workout products by HSN.
In addition, Evobcca’s 2.0 by SportSeries also includes glutamine, which will strengthen the immune system
At this point, it should be clear that tennis is a high intensity sport. Write down all the advice and supplements for tennis from this post and visit our HSN online store to get yours!