CAK made a nice post at the end of another thread about building team morale, etc. It made me wonder what other things captains do to enhance the team experience. In our league, there's no post-match eating and drinking. We are a county league playing at county facilities. When players finish early, they might stay and watch their teammates, but they often instead go home because our weeknight matches can end as late as 11 p.m. One thing that has helped with morale is that the captain or acting captain does a post-match report via e-mail to the team. I was on another team that did not do post-match reports, so the only way to learn the result was to wait for the scores to appear in Tennislink. Yuk. In the report, we try to be as upbeat as possible. The captain reports the overall result and comments on the doings in her own match. Other players then chime in on what they observed, and we each try to finish with lessons learned. If players lost, we want to hear from them too -- they are encouraged to say what strategic changes they made to turn things around and whether anything seemed to help. And we have a team uniform: purple shirt, black bottoms. We get more compliments on our outfits than our tennis! The mixed team wears all black.