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Why tennis players need electrolytes:

Five electrolytes in particular play a pivotal role in maintaining normal human muscle function: sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and chloride. A shortage of any of these electrolytes will affect athletic performance through a range a subtle to serious side effects. Cramping is a common side effect of low electrolyte levels in tennis players. Replacing the full spectrum of electrolytes through a source such as SaltStick can help reduce cramping during training and performing. 

Sweat typically has about 1000 mg sodium/liter, a typical sports drink has 440 mg sodium/liter. If, during the course of training, you ingest nothing but sports drinks (or worse, water), you will become hyponatremic at some point. Many sports drinks also do not address any form of supplementation of the other key electrolytes, potentially causing yet further cramping and muscle issues.

How SaltStick can help you improve your tennis results:

What is lost in sweat should be replaced by your electrolyte capsules in a quantity and form which your body can absorb. SaltStick® Caps have been formulated to provide your body with a balanced electrolyte content in the suggested serving of 1 capsule per 30-60 minutes. Two SaltStick Caps in an hour equate to 430 mg sodium, 126 mg potassium, 22 mg magnesium, and 44 mg calcium per hour: The ideal ratio to keep you moving.

 What other tennis players say about SaltStick products:

“SaltStick has helped me tremendously on the tennis court. I sweat A LOT and SaltStick has been able to replace the electrolytes I lose during tennis competition and training. Can’t train without it!” — SaltStick-sponsored athlete Jason Jung. Learn about Jason here

“I have been in all types of conditions and have not cramped once in competition or training since I have been using SaltStick.” — SaltStick-sponsored athlete Danielle Lao. Learn about Danielle here

Learn more about how SaltStick can help you improve your tennis performance by reading the following blog posts:

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Our Athletes

SaltStick is proud to sponsor top athletes in the field of tennis. We are inspired by our athletes and admire the hard work and time they have dedicated to achieving success. To learn more about how SaltStick helps each athlete, please click on the profiles below.

Jason Jung Tennis

Jason Jung | US

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Jason has competed on some of the biggest stages of tennis, including the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. His career-high singles ranking is No. 194 in the world.

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Danielle Lao | US

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Danielle is a world-class professional tennis player, and her achievements include a top-300 WTA player ranking and multiple 25k and 15k championship wins.

Daniel Nguyen Tennis

Daniel Nguyen | US

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Daniel Nguyen is a professional tennis player who became the first Vietnamese American to play in the U.S. Open tennis tournament.

The SaltStick blog is a source for additional information about SaltStick products as it relates nutrition, training, athletic endeavors, and other healthy pursuits. Our “In Depth Article” section lists the blog posts we think are helpful to tennis players.

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In Depth Articles

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