Picking a side - if it’s your choiceA. In rec play, you normally just play on whatever side you are on. Not much thought goes into it.
B. Side choice in a tournament can make a difference. Give it some thought.
C. Sun and wind conditions as well as ancillary considerations (is there a shady corner on the court?) should be factored in.
D. Do you want the wind behind you, for more power but also potentially resulting in hitting more out balls?
E.Or, as many players, do you want to play into the wind to allow better control of third shots and soft game.
F. Whatever side you pick will be your side for the first game and, if it goes three games, it will be your side for the first half of the third game. You will finish on the other side. Factor that in to your side election. Do you want to start (lock down the 1st game), or potentially finish (particularly if it goes long), on your favored side?