After a loss, many players and coaches would rather do anything else but hit more tennis balls. One of the best things to do after tough loss, however, is to do just that – go right back on the court and work out for a period of 20 to 30 minutes. Some of my player's best practice sessions have taken place immediately following a painful defeat. This practice accomplishes two things. Primarily, it is a great way to release negative emotions, such as the anger and aggressiveness that may follow a loss. Secondly, it allows the player to leave the tennis court that day in a more positive frame of mind.