WTA targets future grunters, leaves today's in peace
The WTA admitted Thursday that grunting is a problem in women's tennis but is throwing in the towel when it comes to the current crop of offenders, choosing to concentrate instead on future generations
In board meetings during the weekend at the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Fla., tour leadership agreed to focus on education and enforcement of existing rules for up-and-coming players.
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The WTA said that after consulting with experts such as Nick Bollettieri it would be unfair to make current pros alter their breathing mechanics.
"Excessive grunting is a problem, and we are determined to address it, working in concert with the entire tennis family including coaches, academies and the (International Tennis Federation) among others," the WTA said in a statement provided to USA TODAY. "It was also agreed that it would not be fair to force the current generation of players to in effect learn how to play tennis all over again. We have been advised by experts that if we try to suddenly undo years of training, it will have an adverse affect on the ability of these players to play tennis." http://www.usatoday.com/sports/tenni...ing/53870848/1
Re: WTA targets future grunters, leaves today's in peace
Make sense. Sorry but the top players aren't going to stop grunting if they have been doing it for 10+ years. Target the younger kids and make sure they don't pick up on this behavior. I can understand doing it during intense plays, but throughout the whole match is a little ridiculous.
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As if the players would have to "learn to play all over again"! LOL. Give me a break, the worst offenders (Maria, Vika, Venus) have played plenty of matches where they mysteriously forgot to grunt.
thanks, just to reapeat this sentence.
There are times in most intenense and physical most demanding moments when even Masha and Vee started to be calm and just hit the ball without a roar. The shrieking/roaring etc. is not even close to support breathing considering these moments
start to make pressure on the current professionals dear player developers...
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Last edited by Steff_forever; Mar 30th, 2012 at 12:59 AM.