Maria Sharapova is notable for her visualisation ritual, narrow focus and employment of positive triggers in between points when competing; Getty Images
How to visualise your victory
6 July, 2013

Visualising exactly how you want to play a shot or see a match unfold instils belief, reduces anxiety and focuses concentration, aiding your on-court performance.
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Anne Keothavong of Great Britain stretches during the Argentina and Great Britain Fed Cup tie in April 2013; Getty Images
Cool-down techniques for tennis
4 July, 2013

Cooling down lowers the heart rate as well as reducing muscle soreness and tightness, removing waste products from muscles and preventing blood pooling.
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Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, Australian Open, 2009, Melbourne. GETTY IMAGES
How to cope with a loss
29 June, 2013

Some can shake off a loss quickly, while others can't get it out of their head. We all cope with loss differently but what's the best way to deal with an 'L'?
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Maria Sharapova (R) shakes hands at the net with Victoria Azarenka after winning their 2013 French Open semifinal at Roland Garros; Getty Images
How to analyse your opponent
27 June, 2013

Knowing little or nothing about an opponent is like sailing the high seas without a compass, so you should learn as much as possible about them. Here's how.
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Novak Djokovic eats a banana during Australian Open 2012; Getty Images
Perfect your pre-match diet
22 June, 2013

Professional athletes and dedicated amateurs will extend their pre-match preparation to include the right food and drink before they take to the court.
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Stefan Edberg, Roland Garros, 1990. GETTY IMAGES
Improve your net game Part II
20 June, 2013

Former ATP pro and now coach Simon Youl returns with part II of his insights into how to improve your net game.
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Maria Sharapova warms up, WTA Championships, Istanbul, 2012. GETTY IMAGES
How to warm up before a match
18 June, 2013

An effective tennis warm-up is a non-negotiable; follow our simple steps for the perfect pre-match warm-up.
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Serena Williams attends Sleep Sheets Launch at Empire Hotel on April 27, 2012 in New York City; Getty Images for Sleep Sheets
10 tips to get the perfect night’s sleep
15 June, 2013

Professional athletes and dedicated amateurs will extend their pre-match preparation to include making sure they get a good night’s sleep.
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Pat Rafter, Wimbledon, 2001. GETTY IMAGES
Improve your net game Part I
13 June, 2013

Former ATP player and current coach Simon Youl delivers his top tips on how to hit the perfect volley.
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Roger Federer, Roland Garros, 2013, Paris. GETTY IMAGES
Three tips to improve your mental game
8 June, 2013

You've practiced your strokes, worked on your footwork and formulated a strategy, but how about your mental game? Here's three tips to whip your brain into shape.
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