It sounds like something you wouldn't want to do but in a very short time it'll be just "normal".
I tried this before even reading about it, the pounds came off really quick and energy went through the roof.
It's easy and a side effect is that food bills will drop along with the pounds.
There will be very little muscle loss.
Along with this I added some whey protein concentrate and branched chain amino acids, I wanted to make sure my muscles had enough raw material, protein, to not lose muscle mass and even gain some.
Here's an article by Mercola, it covers the basics and more.
What we want to know is if this will help us on the courts? Yes it will in several ways.
Once a few pounds fall off there will be less stress on the supporting joints, knees, ankles, back and hips.
Movement will be somewhat quicker with the less weight and endurance will improve without having to support additional weight.
As a nice side benefit you'll look much better on the dance floor. Intermittent Fasting