It may take a very small body water deficit (1-2% of body weight) to significantly reduce the physical and mental capacity of the tennis players. This small deficit will challenge a player’s on-court abilities and decrease a performance
At the highest level of the game of tennis due to the extreme time constraints, the players do not have time to think through the options and generate the potential moves but only one, the right one. The players are restricted to recognize only the relevant action information based on which they should adapt their option generation strategy so they could as fast as possible come up with the adequate reaction.
In the game of tennis the beginning of the stroke and the end of it are not that obvious, as many players are thinking only on about taking the racquet back and hitting the ball
Training intensity (quality) refers to the efficiency of an athlete’s efforts to respond to the training load, therefore athletes’ feedback of their reaction to the training load creates the most REALISTIC values of the intensity of the practice.
1. Face the fears 2. Win-win environment 3. Play in the moment 4. Playing without the errors 5. Playing safe vs playing your own game 6. Expectations and abilities
Muscle memory does not exists, but what does exist is training (building stronger) the neural pathways from the mind to the muscles in order for the athlete to better recognize the situation (reading the cues and anticipation of the game) and create the adequate movement and stroke