The way to physical fitness
Physical fitness is one of the great essentials of match play. Keenness can only be acquired if the physical, mental, and nervous systems are in tune while consistent and systematic training is essential to a tournament player.
Regular hours of sleep, and hearty food are necessary to keep the body at its highest efficiency. Food is particularly important—eat well, but do not over-eat, particularly immediately before playing.
It is bad to drink alcohol in any form during tournament play. Alcohol affects the eye and the mind just like tobacco. A man who is facing a long season of tournament play should refrain from either alcohol or tobacco in any form. Excesses of any of these kinds are bad for physical condition, and should not be chanced.
Meanwhile, staleness is the great enemy of players who play long seasons. One of its symptoms is lack of interest in the match when in the court.
There should also be a break in training. Go to the theater or a concert, and get your mind completely off the game. Do your worrying about your sport while you are playing it, and forget the unpleasantness of bad play once you are off the court. Always have some outside interest you can turn to for relaxation during a tournament; but never allow it to interfere with your game when you should be intent.
A good balance is hard to achieve, but once attained it is a great aid to any player.
About the author: Shweta Rani is a featured writer of ArticleGratuits.Com and publishes a range of topics in fitness and wellness.