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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.

Read our usage guides for all SaltStick products.

 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!” — Tennis player Jason Jung

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

Recommended Products

SaltStick Fastchews 100ct Tart Orange bottle

SaltStick Fastchews

Tasty chewable electrolytes in 10ct zip-lock packets and 60ct bottles.

SaltStick Caps

SaltStick Caps

Our classic electrolyte formula in 100ct, 30ct, and 3ct sizes.

SaltStick Caps Plus

SaltStick Caps PLUS

Essential electrolytes PLUS 30mg caffeine in 100ct and 3ct sizes.

saltstick elixalyte bottle

SaltStick Elixalyte

Liquid electrolyte add-in available in 120 mL (4 fl oz) bottle.

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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“Tennis Is a Grueling Sport.” SaltStick-Sponsored Athlete Daniel Nguyen on the Work Needed to Be a Pro

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SaltStick athlete Will Grant: It’s all about training your mind

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It happens to someone in every tournament. You (or your players, if you’re a coach) are playing well. You are on your game.

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Pursuing Your Dreams as an Athlete: SaltStick-Sponsored Tennis Player Jason Jung

At SaltStick, we are proud to sponsor top athletes in the fields of triathlon, running, tennis and more. We are inspired by our athletes and admire the hard work and time they have dedicated to achieving success.

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