Humidity + Heat = Be Careful

Humidity + Heat = Be Careful

I wanted to take a moment to discuss a very important concern with everyone as the weather is taking a turn for the high temperatures.

With these increasing temperatures and the high humidity, our children are at risk of dehydration. I strongly encourage conscious hydration habits for our players of all ages. Competitive players obviously need to consume fluids and it is mandatory for those players to have water jogs. Yet, even our young players that are on the court for 45 minutes still need care.

Helpful Hints:

  • Bring water, more than a little plastic bottle
  • Dress appropriately in athletic, breathable attire
  • Encourage your children to hydrate on their way to tennis
  • Avoid soda or other caffeinated beverages

Please help us establish good habits with our young players who ultimately become competitive players. It is never too young to get them hooked on water.

Here is a rather technical document about hydration and performance.

Dehydration and its effects on performance

Coach Mike

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