How to cope with a loss
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, Australian Open, 2009, Melbourne. GETTY IMAGES
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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How to analyse your opponent
Maria Sharapova (R) shakes hands at the net with Victoria Azarenka after winning their 2013 French Open semifinal at Roland Garros; Getty Images
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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Perfect your pre-match diet
Novak Djokovic eats a banana during Australian Open 2012; Getty Images
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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Improve your net game Part II
Stefan Edberg, Roland Garros, 1990. GETTY IMAGES
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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How to warm up before a match
Maria Sharapova warms up, WTA Championships, Istanbul, 2012. GETTY IMAGES
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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10 tips to get the perfect night’s sleep
Serena Williams attends Sleep Sheets Launch at Empire Hotel on April 27, 2012 in New York City; Getty Images for Sleep Sheets
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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Improve your net game Part I
Pat Rafter, Wimbledon, 2001. GETTY IMAGES
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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Three tips to improve your mental game
Roger Federer, Roland Garros, 2013, Paris. GETTY IMAGES
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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How to hit a fierce kick serve
David Ferrer of Spain deploys a kick-serve at the 2013 French Open in Paris, France; Getty Images
6 June, 2013

Learning a good kick serve - where the ball bounces typically around shoulder or head height - makes it difficult for your opponent to return the ball well.
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Clay and grass court exercises
GRASS - DROP JUMP TO TENNIS SPLIT: 1) Stand on a box approximately 20–30 cm high (box height can vary depending on age, body size, skill level and training experience); 2) Step off (rather than jump) the box performing an explosive jump immediately upon touching the ground. Stiff legs and short contact time; 3) Just prior to landing from the explosive jump, a ball is fed right or left to the player, who in turn must perform a dynamic split step to re-act (pictured); 4) Complete three sets of four feeds.
4 June, 2013

The following exercise tips can assist you to enjoy your tennis experience on court surfaces as diverse as clay and grass at whatever level you play.
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