Would tennis in the future be better without grunting?
With the subject of grunting back on the agenda, I think it would be good to get an idea of how people think. A lot of recent posts (including my own) on this topic have focussed on the current generation of players. Actually that's a pretty pointless discussion, because there is no chance that current players will be targetted by any measures taken. Considering them only muddies the waters, so let's take them out of the equation.
The question I want to ask is how people would prefer to see women's tennis in the future, say in 20 years from now. If new guidelines were phased in over a longer period, there would be no need for players to be disadvantaged by having to get rid of an existing grunting habit. If the younger players were made aware of new rules against grunting they would never start to grunt in the first place.
The only question is, how would people feel about grunt-free tennis in the future?
I repeat: this is not about the current generation, but about players who haven't even picked up a racquet yet.
Last edited by stromatolite; Oct 28th, 2011 at 09:47 AM.