Drinking on the job

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  1. schap02

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    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?
     
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  2. cak

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    "I don't often drink beer, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis."
     
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  5. jc4.0

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    We don't drink beer or wine after matches where I play. Water, sodas and sometimes pizza. I guess we are boring....
     
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    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 :)
     
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    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.
     
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  8. JavierLW

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    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.
     
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  9. Dave M

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    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?
     
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  11. Toad

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    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.
     
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    Bud Light. Its all about the drinkability.
     
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    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.
     
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    :)

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  16. LetFirstServe

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    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.
     
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    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.

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

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    Fat Tire seems to the the local favorite.
     
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  19. Commando Tennis Shorts

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    What the hell kind of tournaments are these where you guys can bring beer?
     
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    you must be in utah
     
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    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.
     
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  22. Commando Tennis Shorts

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    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
     
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    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." :)
     
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    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!!
     
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    a little eastwood nice - anyways

    Still GREAT THREAD
     
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    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...
     
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    Sign me up.
     
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  29. JavierLW

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    Well the booze comes after you're done with the tennis. You dont really mix them. (in most cases....)
     
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    You mean you all wait until after the match!?!?!? (jk)
     
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    for hot weather it's gotta be either Bell's Oberon or Stellas Artois
     
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    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.
     
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  33. Commando Tennis Shorts

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    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 :(
     
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  34. conditionZero

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    "Allow" can be subjective;)
     
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  35. bamajoneser

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    Budlight...plenty of it.
     
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  36. JavierLW

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    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.....)
     
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  37. Perry the Platypus

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    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.
     
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  38. goober

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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  40. JavierLW

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    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.....)
     
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  41. LetFirstServe

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    Oh yeah I almost forgot, double faults when I play are called Coors Light moments.
     
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  42. conditionZero

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    But what if it's a men's team? :mrgreen:
     
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  43. Commando Tennis Shorts

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    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?
     
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  44. GS

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    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.
     
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  45. Annika

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    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. :)
     
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  46. Annika

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    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.
     
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  47. goober

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    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:)
     
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  48. Perry the Platypus

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    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.....)
     
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  49. conditionZero

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    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.)
     
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    Just make sure it's 6.0 and not 3.2.
     
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