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How to play like you train
13 July, 2013

Players saying “if I could only play like I train” is very common for a sport psychologist to hear. Here's how you can adapt your level in training to the match court.
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Novak Djokovic in action during the 2013 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France; Getty Images
Learn to play the big points best
11 July, 2013

Often the only thing which separates evenly-matched opponents is how well they play on important points. Play these better, and you'll most likely win.
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David Ferrer collapses with cramp on the way to a three-set defeat at the hands of Andy Murray during the Sony Open final in Key Biscayne, Florida; Getty Images
How to cope with cramp
9 July, 2013

Cramping is a common problem for players at every level - find out what causes it, and what you can do to treat and even prevent it.
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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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