there should be a separate drunk tennis discipline, with a minimum BAC level. I'd watch
I'd second that
I realize this thread isn't really serious, but in terms of PEDs I believe beta-blockers are not allowed (they are often used to calm nerves) and so I would assume that alcohol would not be allowed for the same reason.
I'd have to look up the ITF's code.
Originally Posted by tennisfancroatia
You actually have a point here.When you're too nervous in a match,you can't play your best tennis.I've tried this.When I played one competition,I was very nervous in the first match and played horribly.I drank few glasses of wine before the 2nd match and played much better.Even my movement was better because I was simply more aggressive and relaxed.
Still,at the very highest pro level...
Hey, it might work
Drink slows your reactions, I think anyone at the top of the game would be at a disadvantage if they'd had a drink.
I was watching some old snooker footage on youtube the other day, it's really funny to see the guy not at the table sat at his chair smoking a cigarette while the other guy plays - how things have changed! I wonder if there's any historical tennis players who used to smoke during changeovers?
I've heard how Ferrer smokes cigs, during the match not so, though.
I think most lower ranked players like a bit of charlie, not whisky.
Nose candy and tennis ain't the best combo, I'd imagine. Plus its way illegal, charlie.
Would it be legal?
If so, I actually think this wouldn't be a terrible idea, in some circumstances. Can't stress that enough. A very limited quantity, just enough to calm you and nowhere close to enough to even feel a buzz. And then obviously drink tons and tons of water later because alcohol dehydrates you like crazy.
There you go. I think I'll try it in training one day. Just a very small amount.