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schap02
07-11-2009, 07:15 AM
So if you're the designated beer man/woman for a match - What beer do you bring?

If it's a full team (15-18 people) I usually bring two cases of beer...
Bud Light Lime
Yuengling
Amstel Light
Rolling Rock
Blue Moon to name a few -

Anyone have any different brands their teams seem to like?

cak
07-11-2009, 08:32 AM
On our ladies team it's wine. Each player brings a bottle, so that should cover you and one of your opponent. Okay, now we sound a bit like lushes. I'd say it's supposed to be for our spectators too, but they tend to bring their own wine... Umm, there is food too?

blakesq
07-11-2009, 08:44 AM
Our usta matches only have 8 people on a side, or 16 total. I was the designated beer guy, but I quit drinking almost 8 years ago, so I brought 1 six pack of miller high life, the champagne of beers.

RedWeb
07-11-2009, 09:16 AM
"I don't often drink beer, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis."

OrangePower
07-11-2009, 11:23 PM
For USTA adult league, 8 players per team, 16 total, we typically bring:

* 36 beers (3 people bringing 2 sixpacks each)
* 12 waters and 12 sodas (1 person)
* fruit assortment (1 person)
* hot dish (chicken wings or similar, 1 person)
* cold dish (sandwiches or similar, 1 person)
* chips and dips (1 person)

This is to ensure that any calories lost during the match are promptly replaced with interest :-)

fe6250
07-12-2009, 05:27 AM
We have a formal beer captain for each match. It has turned into a bit of a contest to see who can out captain the others. A large and wide selection of Craft Brews generally gets the top spot.

JavierLW
07-12-2009, 06:33 AM
So if you're the designated beer man/woman for a match - What beer do you bring?

If it's a full team (15-18 people) I usually bring two cases of beer...
Bud Light Lime
Yuengling
Amstel Light
Rolling Rock
Blue Moon to name a few -

Anyone have any different brands their teams seem to like?

Anything but Miller.

I dont drink myself (except for maybe a couple times a year), but one six pack of beer for 16 people is pretty cheap.

Usually 24 to 36 cans or bottles seems okay, depending on the weather. If it's very cold or very hot out not much is used, if we end up indoors because of rain then people stick around for longer and we go thru more.

Most teams bring stuff around here so it's usually seen as pretty cheap not to do it although it's not one of my favorite parts of having a home match.

The only time there isnt beer is when a team plays at a school where it's obvious beer is not allowed.

Dave M
07-12-2009, 08:16 AM
Okay, now we sound a bit like lushes. Umm, there is food too?

Nice save!
We have to supply drinks sandwiches, crisps cake the whole deal, anyone else just want to go and have a shower after 4 hours on court in an evening though?

schap02
07-12-2009, 10:35 AM
For USTA adult league, 8 players per team, 16 total, we typically bring:

* 36 beers (3 people bringing 2 sixpacks each)
* 12 waters and 12 sodas (1 person)
* fruit assortment (1 person)
* hot dish (chicken wings or similar, 1 person)
* cold dish (sandwiches or similar, 1 person)
* chips and dips (1 person)

This is to ensure that any calories lost during the match are promptly replaced with interest :-)

Orange -
You've made me an offer I can't refuse...you win, what a group

Toad
07-12-2009, 12:44 PM
This thread title wins.

I don't drink, but the summer league I play in (not a USTA league) is BYOB for practices. For matches the standard is just soda and water...not really sure why we don't do beer for matches, although it might be because the age requirement for the league is 19 not 21.

aceroberts13
07-12-2009, 05:15 PM
Bud Light. Its all about the drinkability.

volleyman
07-12-2009, 05:47 PM
A couple of guys bring beer for our team. We usually end up having enough to share, but we tend to focus on taking care of our own, as few other teams are that organized.

Anyway, the usual is Sierra Nevada Pale Ale all around, plus a Guinness for me. A good selection of craft brews also never fails to please, especially if some Dogfish Head 60 and 90 minute IPAs show up.

This spring we had some new faces on the squad, so I ended up adding some Bud Light and extra stouts to the mix.

mzshot
07-12-2009, 06:09 PM
"I don't often drink beer, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis."

:)

10 character

TsongaEatingAPineappleLol
07-12-2009, 06:16 PM
VODKA :twisted:

LetFirstServe
07-12-2009, 06:27 PM
Check my avatar and signature.

Usually for a pair its a six pack of king cans.

One bag I bring is my tennis bag, the other bag I bring is the cooler bag/fold out seat.

Gh0st
07-12-2009, 07:27 PM
I usually bring Heineken since Guinness for everyone can get expensive. My wife will whip up some guacamole or make a cheese and cracker platter. I've brought fresh fruit once on a hot day. We usually have leftovers of everything since everyone seems to want to take off shortly after the matches. Kind of a bummer.

anyone else just want to go and have a shower after 4 hours on court in an evening though?

That's why I try to finish my match first. That way I can shower and change before everyone is finished.

MesQueUnClub
07-12-2009, 07:56 PM
Fat Tire seems to the the local favorite.

Commando Tennis Shorts
07-12-2009, 09:48 PM
What the hell kind of tournaments are these where you guys can bring beer?

christo
07-12-2009, 10:03 PM
What the hell kind of tournaments are these where you guys can bring beer?

you must be in utah

Cruzer
07-12-2009, 10:21 PM
Our usta matches only have 8 people on a side, or 16 total. I was the designated beer guy, but I quit drinking almost 8 years ago, so I brought 1 six pack of miller high life, the champagne of beers.

I'll bet you were real popular. Good thing you weren't the designated food guy or you may have brought half a bag tortilla chips.

Commando Tennis Shorts
07-12-2009, 11:29 PM
you must be in utah

Sounds like I'm missing out on some great times. I'd love to mix booze and tennis. I guess it's never really crossed my mind, and no one here does it

Xisbum
07-13-2009, 05:13 AM
Don't play much team tennis anymore, but back in my captain days, for each 2 people I would bring an Irish 6-pack of Guinness and split it like Eastwood and Tuco divvying up the gold in the G,B & U - "4 for you, and 4 for me." :-)

todd03blown
07-13-2009, 05:20 AM
Sounds like I'm missing out on some great times. I'd love to mix booze and tennis. I guess it's never really crossed my mind, and no one here does it

Here in the Atlanta area its a big thing to bring tons of food and alcoholic beverages!! Its the best time after playing to sit down and have a few cold ones!! This goes for ALTA and USTA matches!!

schap02
07-13-2009, 06:06 AM
Don't play much team tennis anymore, but back in my captain days, for each 2 people I would bring an Irish 6-pack of Guinness and split it like Eastwood and Tuco divvying up the gold in the G,B & U - "4 for you, and 4 for me." :-)


a little eastwood nice - anyways

Still GREAT THREAD

albino smurf
07-13-2009, 06:46 AM
heineken lights.

Gh0st
07-13-2009, 06:52 AM
We also have Friday "Rum-Robin" social tournaments during the summer at the club. $10 to play some friendly tennis and eat and drink and drink and drink...

conditionZero
07-13-2009, 07:01 AM
For USTA adult league, 8 players per team, 16 total, we typically bring:

* 36 beers (3 people bringing 2 sixpacks each)
* 12 waters and 12 sodas (1 person)
* fruit assortment (1 person)
* hot dish (chicken wings or similar, 1 person)
* cold dish (sandwiches or similar, 1 person)
* chips and dips (1 person)

This is to ensure that any calories lost during the match are promptly replaced with interest :-)

Sign me up.

JavierLW
07-13-2009, 07:41 AM
Sounds like I'm missing out on some great times. I'd love to mix booze and tennis. I guess it's never really crossed my mind, and no one here does it

Well the booze comes after you're done with the tennis. You dont really mix them. (in most cases....)

rasajadad
07-13-2009, 07:49 AM
You mean you all wait until after the match!?!?!? (jk)

Nickk
07-13-2009, 07:51 AM
for hot weather it's gotta be either Bell's Oberon or Stellas Artois

conditionZero
07-13-2009, 07:54 AM
I played a mixed doubles league match a couple of weeks ago and I'm quite sure that a couple of the guys on the other team had been drinking before the match started. The team captain smelled of liquor and another acted a little boozed up. Needless to say our team won the match handily and I promptly signed up for their upcoming mens team.

Commando Tennis Shorts
07-13-2009, 09:58 AM
Hold on, here. I'm still confused. They allow beer in the tennis centers? They would never allow that here. Good lord, I'm missing out :(

conditionZero
07-13-2009, 10:06 AM
Hold on, here. I'm still confused. They allow beer in the tennis centers? They would never allow that here. Good lord, I'm missing out :(

"Allow" can be subjective;)

bamajoneser
07-13-2009, 10:23 AM
Budlight...plenty of it.

JavierLW
07-13-2009, 10:31 AM
Hold on, here. I'm still confused. They allow beer in the tennis centers? They would never allow that here. Good lord, I'm missing out :(

Yes, they do allow beer in tennis centers. Most of us dont live in Utah.

(they allow beer in a bowling alley, what makes you think they wouldnt allow it in a tennis center)

I know one tennis club has a liquor license and they serve beer and they use that as an excuse to not let you bring your own and they charge you $10 a pitcher for crappy Miller.

But other ones let you just bring in your own, not sure what the legality of that is though.

We're all grownups though, it's not like we're a bunch of kids at some frat party, you can drink beer responsibly. (well hopefully.....)

Perry the Platypus
07-13-2009, 11:05 AM
I usually have an assortment. I'm a Leinenkugel guy myself so I'll bring a mix of Original, Sunset Wheat and Summer Shandy. The Wheat and Shandy are very popular in mixed matches. It gets hot here and the Summer Shandy is awesome after (or during) a match.

goober
07-13-2009, 11:28 AM
Hold on, here. I'm still confused. They allow beer in the tennis centers? They would never allow that here. Good lord, I'm missing out :(

Are you in Tuscon? Just drive 1.5-2 hours West:). They have some centers with social mixed dubs. You play and drink on changeovers.

I went once. The tennis was so secondary, I don't even know if you could call it tennis by the second hour with everyone drunk or almost drunk.

GS
07-13-2009, 11:40 AM
Years ago, I was at Hilton Head, S.C. and watched some 4.5 guys play some night-time doubles. They were slamming the ball, then slammed Coors on the changeovers. Even though I'm not a Coors fan, I thought, "I wanna be one of those guys someday." A few years later, I went back and watched some of their club championships---all day, they offered free coffee, pastry, sodas, bananas, and most importantly, Yuengling beer on tap! And everyone played singles, doubs and mixed doubs. Then they had a big party at night. Now THAT'S my kind of club.

JavierLW
07-13-2009, 12:13 PM
Years ago, I was at Hilton Head, S.C. and watched some 4.5 guys play some night-time doubles. They were slamming the ball, then slammed Coors on the changeovers. Even though I'm not a Coors fan, I thought, "I wanna be one of those guys someday." A few years later, I went back and watched some of their club championships---all day, they offered free coffee, pastry, sodas, bananas, and most importantly, Yuengling beer on tap! And everyone played singles, doubs and mixed doubs. Then they had a big party at night. Now THAT'S my kind of club.

Ive seen a couple players who drink on the changeovers, I never want to be those guys.

One was a bartender that was always drunk, he'd turn around and just scream at whoever his poor partner was, he was also the captain.

And in another match it started to get dark after the 2nd set of our outdoor match so my players and their players seemed to make it really hard in deciding what to do about playing out the 3rd set.

I think one guy on the other team must of had 7 beers in the time it took them to decide. (about an hour)

Finally they decided to go indoors to finish it, and this guy was still drinking on the changeovers (clearly he didnt care anymore but wanted to finish). On one point he was so out of it he appeared to be reading the writing on the strings of his racquet in the middle of the point seemingly facinated by them and my player hit a line drive screaming at him that almost hit him (he dropped the racquet).

There is plenty of time to drink after the match. :-) If you cant wait well then you probably have a real problem.

(Ive been to those mixers as well, I dont like those because Im pretty competitive and it's hard to be after Im full of beer / wine / and your typical party food that's not all that great for you.....)

LetFirstServe
07-13-2009, 12:23 PM
Oh yeah I almost forgot, double faults when I play are called Coors Light moments.

conditionZero
07-13-2009, 12:28 PM
Check my avatar and signature.

Usually for a pair its a six pack of king cans.

One bag I bring is my tennis bag, the other bag I bring is the cooler bag/fold out seat.

But what if it's a men's team? :mrgreen:

Commando Tennis Shorts
07-13-2009, 12:36 PM
Are you in Tuscon? Just drive 1.5-2 hours West:). They have some centers with social mixed dubs. You play and drink on changeovers.

I went once. The tennis was so secondary, I don't even know if you could call it tennis by the second hour with everyone drunk or almost drunk.

Yes, I'm in Tucson. Oh man, this sounds like it would be loads of fun. Thanks for opening my eyes, guys. Goober, where do you drive to?

GS
07-13-2009, 12:42 PM
Ive seen a couple players who drink on the changeovers, I never want to be those guys.

One was a bartender that was always drunk, he'd turn around and just scream at whoever his poor partner was, he was also the captain.

And in another match it started to get dark after the 2nd set of our outdoor match so my players and their players seemed to make it really hard in deciding what to do about playing out the 3rd set.

I think one guy on the other team must of had 7 beers in the time it took them to decide. (about an hour)

Finally they decided to go indoors to finish it, and this guy was still drinking on the changeovers (clearly he didnt care anymore but wanted to finish). On one point he was so out of it he appeared to be reading the writing on the strings of his racquet in the middle of the point seemingly facinated by them and my player hit a line drive screaming at him that almost hit him (he dropped the racquet).

There is plenty of time to drink after the match. :-) If you cant wait well then you probably have a real problem.

(Ive been to those mixers as well, I dont like those because Im pretty competitive and it's hard to be after Im full of beer / wine / and your typical party food that's not all that great for you.....)

No, these guys at Hilton Head were in full control. I watched their whole match. I just thought it was great that they were drinking some beer at changeovers instead of water. I'm sorry if I said they were really slamming beers---probably just sipping, because they were playing excellent tennis during the whole match.

Annika
07-13-2009, 01:00 PM
I've never seen beers in USTA women's tennis here in South Carolina. But I would have loved a Coors Lite many a times. :)

Annika
07-13-2009, 01:02 PM
I can't believe anyone could play tennis and drink. Once at a Sat night tennis party, we indulged early, back in my 20's. I was so uncoordinated. It's not tennis anymore in my humble opinion.

goober
07-13-2009, 01:08 PM
Yes, I'm in Tucson. Oh man, this sounds like it would be loads of fun. Thanks for opening my eyes, guys. Goober, where do you drive to?

Well the one I know that open to the public is at Paseo in Glendale on Friday nights. There are some private clubs as well that have social/drink mixers which you have to be a member and I haven't attended. The one I went to at Paseo, you should totally go there strictly as a social event with tennis in the background. The level of tennis is about 3.0-3.5 and drops to about 2.5 after several rounds of drinking:)

Perry the Platypus
07-13-2009, 01:49 PM
u can play and drink. If you just have a beer over a couple of changeovers you will hardly notice.

it can actually be a good idea to have a beer before a big match to take a little of the edge off.

if you try to slam a beer each changeover it will probably not work well at all, though one time i had 5 or 6 waiting around for a mixed match and still won (it was mixed.....)

conditionZero
07-13-2009, 06:01 PM
I tried drinking a small cup of beer before a match to take the edge off once. (And I have my fair share of practice drinking beer.)
It was very hot and humid and after the bottle of Gatorade I thought my stomach was on fire. I definitely learned my lesson. No more Gatorade for me!!!

(I know, you saw that coming.)

ttbrowne
07-14-2009, 07:56 AM
Just make sure it's 6.0 and not 3.2.

stoo
07-15-2009, 04:51 AM
I can't believe anyone could play tennis and drink. Once at a Sat night tennis party, we indulged early, back in my 20's. I was so uncoordinated. It's not tennis anymore in my humble opinion.

Some of my best tennis has been played under the influence of alcohol. (Who needs a warm-up when you can slam a couple of tall-boys?)

My Sunday night league starts at 6pm and after a long day of working around the house and garden in the sunshine, the beers tend to add up quite quickly.
Thank goodness I ride my bike to the courts.

Until this post, I've never heard of leagues having beer and food etc. after matches. That is quite simply the coolest thing.

schap02
07-16-2009, 04:40 AM
Well the booze comes after you're done with the tennis. You dont really mix them. (in most cases....)

We tried a little Jeff Foxworthy tennis last weekend - two rules - NO SHOES and BEER IN HAND at all times...

Very interesting...

Serving was a little tough...

jefferson
07-16-2009, 04:53 PM
We save the drinking for after our USTA league matches but, as for social doubles... I tend to drink a beer or two during the set. Maybe a few more if I am confident in how the match is going to turn out. As for after ... they go down easy!
I prefer Bud light or michelob ultra. BUt if only having a few maybe some magic hat #9 or sierra nevada pale ale or something comparable.
Our captian usually stocks the cooler with mich ultra and a darker beer.

NLBwell
07-17-2009, 08:44 PM
I don't really drink, but if it is my turn to bring the beer usually a couple 6 packs of Coors Light or similar easy to drink beer, and a couple 6 packs of better heavier stuff.
Never heard of a league before where people didn't drink beer afterwards.
For the guys, its usually some chips and dip, beer, and some soft drinks. For the women, it looks like there is a huge 6-course meal - sometimes it is just amazing.

Commando Tennis Shorts
07-18-2009, 02:27 AM
I don't really drink, but if it is my turn to bring the beer usually a couple 6 packs of Coors Light or similar easy to drink beer, and a couple 6 packs of better heavier stuff.
Never heard of a league before where people didn't drink beer afterwards.
For the guys, its usually some chips and dip, beer, and some soft drinks. For the women, it looks like there is a huge 6-course meal - sometimes it is just amazing.

Good lord. You guys have no idea how ****ed I am right now. I am going to do this now, and I don't give a sh** what my club says. i have never heard of doing this stuff, but now that I know, Tucson hath known no fury like CTS scorned by lack of booze. This is happening now! This is happening...

LetFirstServe
07-18-2009, 12:45 PM
Good lord. You guys have no idea how ****ed I am right now. I am going to do this now, and I don't give a sh** what my club says. i have never heard of doing this stuff, but now that I know, Tucson hath known no fury like CTS scorned by lack of booze. This is happening now! This is happening...

Any adult league in any sport does this.

Just check and see if they strictly don't allow alcohol on the premesis. Some leagues just go out to the nearest bar afterwards. If that doesn't exist where you are its time to start the weekly tradition. There are objections to going to the bar afterwards since a weekly bar tab adds up afterwards so not everyone will go.

When I go play hockey Sunday nights, there are times we bring beer into the dressing rooms for after regardless of the arena's rules. Just don't leave the empties or any evidence behind. Its safer to just go to the local bar after and thats the usual thing.

shell
07-18-2009, 03:09 PM
I think if you stick with cans, you won't get into any trouble at any facility. Some facilities ban glass bottles, for obvious reasons, so beware of that. Pick up after yourselves, and enjoy. Of course, cans limit your selection of the finer beers :) but after a tough couple of sets, any beer is good.

LetFirstServe
07-18-2009, 03:23 PM
^^^^

Absolutely. Aside from glass bottles can break and vandalize property and is a launchable object the cans can be crushed and disposed of easier. Cans are also less weight and case volume to carry in a bag.

jefferson
07-18-2009, 03:53 PM
After todays USTA match we had about two cases of beer. corona light, heinekin light mich ultra and bud light!

Commando Tennis Shorts
07-18-2009, 09:27 PM
Thanks for the info guys. I'm definitely looking forward to using it

Team_Volkl
07-18-2009, 11:41 PM
I must live under a rock or something because somehow I didn't even consider the combination of tennis and beer--just never made a connection in my brain. Hmmm, tennis + beer in the same thought...still need some time to wrap my head around that one.

petetheileet
07-19-2009, 12:34 AM
Gee i Love bein an Aussie...

We have what are called tennis clubs...

Which is essentially a pub with a cpl of bars, pokies and a cpl of big screen tele's running our tennis courts.

well some of them anyways

schap02
07-19-2009, 02:10 AM
I must live under a rock or something because somehow I didn't even consider the combination of tennis and beer--just never made a connection in my brain. Hmmm, tennis + beer in the same thought...still need some time to wrap my head around that one.


Think Golf with no cigars

schap02
07-24-2009, 09:01 AM
Thanks for the info guys. I'm definitely looking forward to using it


I am very suprised - with a name like Commando Tennis Shorts - you'd have to figure someone like you drinks during/after sporting events no matter what the level...

:twisted:

LetFirstServe
07-24-2009, 09:11 AM
With a name like Commando Tennis Shorts, you'd have to figure (if not married) he goes to the nudie bar after sporting events. :twisted:

Ace Boon
07-28-2009, 09:17 AM
I went to happy hour before a doubles match and won, but I wouldn't recommend it though.

Redflea
07-28-2009, 08:41 PM
What you really need to avoid before a match is a burrito w/lots of hot sauce...ask me how I know. ;)

If you're going to bring beer, bring something classy like Black Label. :D

conditionZero
07-29-2009, 06:03 PM
I don't drink alcohol but don't mind if others do. I would suggest to be democratic, bring some alcohol free beers and other no-fuel drinks for us tee-totalers so we don't feel like total wanks.

Alcohol free beer? :shock:
It's amazing how one word can be the difference between something really good and something really bad.

Commando Tennis Shorts
07-29-2009, 06:10 PM
I am very suprised - with a name like Commando Tennis Shorts - you'd have to figure someone like you drinks during/after sporting events no matter what the level...

:twisted:

Yup, you figure right, just not during tennis b/c I'm pretty sure my club forbids it. My club can kiss my Commando *** now, though. We'll see what happens...lol

schap02
07-30-2009, 04:50 AM
Having watched several AARP matches lately (seniors) - I noticed an amzing trend.....

I want to start a business - buy a big van and travel to all senior match nights - sell all sorts of braces - knee-elbow-wrist - etc...give out free advil/motrin and serve beer - that about wraps up the post senior match celebration - of and I forgot - bagged ice -

Cool business...

:-?

10isngolf
07-30-2009, 09:05 AM
For social tennis, my friends and I drink beer while playing. For each game that is won, the winner must drink 1 beer before the end of the changeover. That way it evens out, and usually the loser will also drink in support of his opponent

conditionZero
07-30-2009, 09:19 AM
For social tennis, my friends and I drink beer while playing. For each game that is won, the winner must drink 1 beer before the end of the changeover. That way it evens out, and usually the loser will also drink in support of his opponent

After three close sets that could get kind of rough.