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Tennis Grunts: Yay or Nay?

Dami 2013/09/01 20:43:24
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For those of you who watch or play tennis, you are sure of what a tennis grunt sounds like. Some are louder than others. And some are a little obnoxious. What does it mean? I think of it as a trademark, or the player's signature grunt. What's the purpose of a tennis grunt? It shows you are into the game and that you are severely focused on technique. While some of you may agree, others may find the tennis grunt unnecessary and just a waste of breath.
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This girl sure has a tennis grunt of her own. Would she be just as good in skill if she dropped her signature grunt? Or would she forfeit? I had to bring Serena Williams into this since I am currently watching a game of tennis on KTHV (CBS) It seems as if with each grunt, her hit becomes more and more powerful.

If you play tennis, do you have a signature grunt? If so, does it help you better yourself in the competition? I'm just curious, and I'm sure many others wonder the exact same thing. When I play tennis, I don't make any grunt or sound. Maybe next time I just might test it for experimental purposes.
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  • matt 2013/09/02 02:24:45
    Nay
    matt
    +1
    one tennis match i went to watch one of maria sharapova's grunts was 112 decibels. thats almost as loud as a jet engine.
  • Dami matt 2013/09/02 17:44:31
    Dami
    Damn! Lol
  • democoach 2013/09/02 00:58:25
    Nay
    democoach
    +1
    its sooooo annoying and unnecessary!
  • Dami democoach 2013/09/02 17:44:50
    Dami
    Sounds like they're having sex.
  • Colsophnel 2013/09/02 00:29:22
    Yay
    Colsophnel
    +1
    It helps put forth more effort into the swing.
  • democoach Colsophnel 2013/09/02 00:57:54
    democoach
    B.S, completely!
  • Colsophnel democoach 2013/09/02 00:58:53
    Colsophnel
    Not at all. Try swinging a racket without grunting, then swing one while grunting and you'll see.
  • democoach Colsophnel 2013/09/02 13:25:51
    democoach
    you don't need any vocals.
  • Colsophnel democoach 2013/09/02 16:24:37
    Colsophnel
    +1
    It does give you more power to your swing.
  • democoach Colsophnel 2013/09/02 19:13:59
    democoach
    +1
    where is your proof? you can let out a heavy breathe without using stupid vocals, if vocals give more power to swing why don't golfers grunt??????? sure they could use more hole in ones.
  • Dami democoach 2013/09/02 19:17:56
    Dami
    LOL I have heard Tiger Woods grunt a couple of times...
  • democoach Dami 2013/09/02 19:22:33
    democoach
    maybe one of pain lol
  • Dami democoach 2013/09/02 19:24:49
    Dami
    Hard to tell. He does seem pretty focused..
  • Dami Colsophnel 2013/09/02 17:45:52
    Dami
    I've heard that. This is totally a rave because to actually know the truth, you have to test it for yourself.
  • awalsh 2013/09/01 23:50:25
    Nay
    awalsh
    +1
    I heard they grunt because a professional tennis player can hear which way the ball goes by it's particular sound when hitting the racket. idk if that's true but that's what I heard on the radio.
  • OzSurfer 2013/09/01 23:43:52
    Nay
    OzSurfer
    +2
    I love tennis but find the whole grunting thing way too annoying to be able to watch it any more. It would at least be entertaining if snooker players and chess players did it ;-))
  • Matthew Blacker (PWCM~JLA) 2013/09/01 22:49:07
    Nay
    Matthew Blacker (PWCM~JLA)
    Tennis in general is a big NAY.
  • Dami Matthew... 2013/09/01 22:50:03
    Dami
    +1
    I like to play it...And watch it. :P
  • Matthew... Dami 2013/09/01 22:51:02
    Matthew Blacker (PWCM~JLA)
    +1
    I wouldn't mind playing but watching bores me.
  • Dami Matthew... 2013/09/01 22:55:26
    Dami
    Lol.
  • terrabytes 2013/09/01 21:28:07
    Yay
    terrabytes
    +2
    Making a grunting noise helps focus and gives more power to the hit. Taught in martial arts.
  • Dami terrabytes 2013/09/01 21:29:38
    Dami
    +1
    Lol. What I love about this site..Just when you think you're on one side, you find a good point on the other.
  • terrabytes Dami 2013/09/01 21:31:08
  • Jason Ford 2013/09/01 21:10:52
    Nay
    Jason Ford
    +1
    Unnecessary. Tennis matches have been played for years and years without grunts. Is another sign of our insecure society's need to focus attention on ones self. Amazing that professional tennis players feel the need to make noises to gain attention . . . .
  • Dami Jason Ford 2013/09/01 21:16:02
    Dami
    Good point..
  • Dandydon 2013/09/01 21:01:03
    Undecided
    Dandydon
    +1
    Might just have a rock in their shoe...
  • Dami Dandydon 2013/09/01 21:02:52
    Dami
    +1
    Haha. Or cramps.
  • Dandydon Dami 2013/09/01 21:03:46
    Dandydon
    +1
    Could be :P
  • Min Carter 2013/09/01 20:56:38
    Yay
    Min Carter
    +2
    I'd be doing a heck of a lot more than grunting if I could play tennis like the pros.
    I grunt just bending down LOL! Maxine old age
  • Dami Min Carter 2013/09/01 21:00:36
    Dami
    +1
    Haha. Ikr? Grunts are cool..And plus it gives you that extra boost!
  • Richard 2013/09/01 20:50:18
    Nay
    Richard
    +1
    Worse than Billie Jean King spitting.
  • Dami Richard 2013/09/01 20:51:43
    Dami
    Haha.

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