A frustrating aspect of tournaments, for both parents and players, can be waiting around between matches. If you’ve taken your child to tournaments before then you will know that at some point, your child will need to re-prepare ahead of their next match; preparation is key.
So how do you know if there will be breaks and how can you prepare for them?
The key for parents is to find out how the tournament will run. Will there be gaps in between play? How long will they generally be? What opportunity will there be for children to eat their meals and what notice will they be given to warm up ahead of their next match.
Discuss all of this with your child to prepare them so that they also understand when they’ve got a window to warm up and they know what to expect.