Tennis Player Genie Bouchard Shares Her Ultimate Healthy Snack For All-Day Energy

In order to play like a pro you have to snack like a pro. And for professional tennis player Eugenie “Genie” Bouchard that means keeping your fridge stocked with eggs and your gym bag packed with bananas.

Bouchard typically spends four hours a day practicing plus another one to two hours in the gym training, she tells SELF. “I do all of this five-and-a-half days a week,” the tennis ace explains when I caught up with her to talk about the new Nike Tech Hypermesh collection. So she relies on eating small meals throughout the day to stay fueled. “I always have my energy bars and energy gels [on hand]. And bananas, definitely. All tennis players eat like five bananas a day.”

Even if you’re not logging 30+ hours of training per week, giving your body the nutrients it needs to function is essential to performing at your best. And taking the necessary time to recover is another non-negotiable. “Even sleep is part of my job because I need a certain number of hours of sleep to be able to train at the intensity that I do,” Bouchard says. “I’m constantly working to keep my body in the best possible shape.”

Another key component to Bouchard’s champion mindset is style—it’s about performance on the court and comfort off the court. And the Nike athlete is helping to celebrate the launch of the new Nike Tech Hypermesh gear (available starting May 5).

“It’s so light and is definitely a versatile piece that I can wear after a match, going to press, or between training,” says Bouchard. “I can slip it on and feel super comfortable.” The new outerwear is made with a lightweight material and breathable panels—essentially it’s a summer-ified version of the brand’s popular, signature tech fleece apparel.

Sleep, snack, dress comfortably…is Bouchard reading my to-do list?

From her go-to high-protein breakfast to her ultimate dinner guest, Bouchard shares more of her training tips and winning mindset strategies below.

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