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Player to Player: Eating before a Big Match

Have a question? Receive advice from your fellow tennis players!
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Player to Player is USTA.com’s regular feature in which everyday tennis players are given a forum to ask advice on the sport they love – and their fellow players will dish out advice. We’ll post a number of the best responses we receive to our question of the week.

Player to Player:
This week's question from Ted:
I am having a hard time getting a consistent toss for my serve. Can anyone give me any suggestions?
Please share your thoughts by e-mailing Player@USTA.com, and include your name and hometown.
Got a question of your own? Send that along, too!

Last week's question from Naomi
(Please note: There is no need to send additional responses to this question.)
What is the best time to eat before a big match, and what are some good things for me to eat?
Player Responses:
Kellie, Hudson, N.H.

I've been told I'm unusual -- OK, weird -- but I eat within an hour of the match, and I eat protein, like eggs, steak or peanut butter. Protein sustains me much better through a match than carbs or sugar. Most people I know can't eat that 'close' to match time, or they feel heavy and slow.
*Please note that any advice given out in this forum should in no way be confused with actual medical advice. Before starting any new exercise regimen or altering your existing one, we strongly urge you to consult with your regular physician.
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