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Wolfram Hart
Jul 11th, 2005, 09:04 PM
Do the other players not grunt?

pinkfrog
Jul 11th, 2005, 09:10 PM
i grunt a little when i hit a golf ball, especially when im teeing off, i tend to hold my breath during my swing and then exhale when i hit the ball and i make a grunt, not on purpose though, but just when all the air comes out of my lungs.

Wolfram Hart
Jul 11th, 2005, 09:15 PM
i grunt a little when i hit a golf ball, especially when im teeing off, i tend to hold my breath during my swing and then exhale when i hit the ball and i make a grunt, not on purpose though, but just when all the air comes out of my lungs.

No what Iím asking is People have reasons why players grunt,exhale,whatever, so why donít all players do the same if itís natural, like some say.

kosmikgroove
Jul 11th, 2005, 09:16 PM
i really never grunt unless im trying to hit a really difficult shot on the run...

i've tried grunting a few times in the middle of a rally with no real reason to put an extra 'ooomf' into my shot. i netted the shot thinking about how my grunt should sound, lol. it's just not for me.

Wolfram Hart
Jul 11th, 2005, 09:20 PM
i really never grunt unless im trying to hit a really difficult shot on the run...

i've tried grunting a few times in the middle of a rally with no real reason to put an extra 'ooomf' into my shot. i netted the shot thinking about how my grunt should sound, lol. it's just not for me.

I'm the same when I play. If I try grunting or noise making,I just end up distracting myself.I do like others normally make noise when over exerted.

pinkfrog
Jul 11th, 2005, 09:21 PM
No what Iím asking is People have reasons why players grunt,exhale,whatever, so why donít all players do the same if itís natural, like some say.


it can be natural even though not everyone does it.

Timariot
Jul 11th, 2005, 09:23 PM
All players grunt - some just do it quietly. However, not all players scream a'la Sharapova/Serena etc.

Wolfram Hart
Jul 11th, 2005, 09:24 PM
it can be natural even though not everyone does it.

Be honest now with me,but which players sound natural when grunting?

LeRoy.
Jul 11th, 2005, 09:26 PM
^ Monica .

Wolfram Hart
Jul 11th, 2005, 09:28 PM
^ Monica .

Monica said she only started because when she was playing a juniors match, her opponent was grunting, so started to grunt too,which later became a habit with her.

SJW
Jul 11th, 2005, 09:31 PM
all players grunt
some just grunt louder than others :)
it can be as quiet as just exhaling rapidly as you're exerting the force, or a loud scream.

Wolfram Hart
Jul 11th, 2005, 09:36 PM
all players grunt
some just grunt louder than others :)
it can be as quiet as just exhaling rapidly as you're exerting the force, or a loud scream.

lol They do not.

SJW
Jul 11th, 2005, 09:40 PM
lol They do not.

generally. i reckon you just cant hear them
even Jennifer Capriati says all players grunt so it must be true :p

Volcana
Jul 11th, 2005, 09:50 PM
Speaking strictly bio-mechanically, vocalizing an exhale during a sudden physical movement makes your body relax, which makes the whole movement more efficient.

Wolfram Hart
Jul 11th, 2005, 09:56 PM
generally. i reckon you just cant hear them
even Jennifer Capriati says all players grunt so it must be true :p

I have an acute sense of hearing,the nurse told me this when I went in for my treatment.If all the players grunt then why did Nathalie Tauziat complain about Monica?

Wolfram Hart
Jul 11th, 2005, 09:57 PM
Speaking strictly bio-mechanically, vocalizing an exhale during a sudden physical movement makes your body relax, which makes the whole movement more efficient.

So the more you grunt the faster you move?

FaceyFacem
Jul 11th, 2005, 09:57 PM
the screams, like the williams and sharapova are mystifying, grunts like arantxa used to have and some of the clay court men that sound just like an emphasized exhale are the ones i understand completely, i'm a grunter too, but its because you're supposed to be exhaling on contact w/ the ball, its just a nice way to help me to remember to do it, even when i'm running for a ball, during my run i grunt often times because of the effort level and it helps me keep breathing steadily, i'm all for grunting, and i think as a viewer it HELPS me enjoy the game, because many times it helps you hear effort levels, which i like to notice

Wolfram Hart
Jul 11th, 2005, 10:04 PM
the screams, like the williams and sharapova are mystifying, grunts like arantxa used to have and some of the clay court men that sound just like an emphasized exhale are the ones i understand completely, i'm a grunter too, but its because you're supposed to be exhaling on contact w/ the ball, its just a nice way to help me to remember to do it, even when i'm running for a ball, during my run i grunt often times because of the effort level and it helps me keep breathing steadily, i'm all for grunting, and i think as a viewer it HELPS me enjoy the game, because many times it helps you hear effort levels, which i like to notice

So if you discard Maria and the Williams cousins,who you think just make noise on purpose. Then name me another great player other than Monica who grunts naturally? And Monica never grunted naturally which I explained the reason for in a previous post.

Maria Croft
Jul 11th, 2005, 10:08 PM
Do the other players not grunt?


How would I know if they don't ?! all I now is that I grunt too, it just comes natural to me, but it isn't loud or anything ;)

matthieu_tennis
Jul 11th, 2005, 10:17 PM
im unable to grunt

Wolfram Hart
Jul 11th, 2005, 10:18 PM
How would I know if they don't ?! all I now is that I grunt too, it just comes natural to me, but it isn't loud or anything ;)

You would know by hearing. Why does grunting come natural to you? If it's natural to you,does this mean it's un-natural to others?

victory1
Jul 11th, 2005, 10:38 PM
I'm a jogger. I jog at least 6 miles a day, 5 times a week. I can tell you grunting or even exhaling loudly in about the 4 miles radius feels damn good. It makes you less tired (I can't really explain it, all I know when I'm grunting, I feel better).

Maria Croft
Jul 11th, 2005, 10:56 PM
You would know by hearing. Why does grunting come natural to you? If it's natural to you,does this mean it's un-natural to others?


Like I said, how would I know how it is to others

about my grunting, I can't explain it, it's just there I guess, it helps me concentrate more I think

Martian Willow
Jul 11th, 2005, 11:19 PM
Serena obviously only does it to annoy people.

sunset
Jul 11th, 2005, 11:22 PM
Well, I don't grunt unless I'm making love. :kiss:

FaceyFacem
Jul 12th, 2005, 01:05 AM
So if you discard Maria and the Williams cousins,who you think just make noise on purpose. Then name me another great player other than Monica who grunts naturally? And Monica never grunted naturally which I explained the reason for in a previous post.

i don't discount them, if that helps them to do the exhale, then good for them, but the screams sound like it is for a different purpose, although they probably aren't, i'm just surprised it takes 100+ decibels to breathe out, hahaha (again, i'm a grunter too)

Kar16d
Jul 12th, 2005, 01:31 AM
I grunt when I start my points in tennis and when i hit a ace or something and I'm like ARRRGGH BITCH!

Kar16d
Jul 12th, 2005, 01:31 AM
Williams Sisters

Zhao
Jul 12th, 2005, 01:36 AM
for better breathing of course

Kar16d
Jul 12th, 2005, 01:40 AM
for better breathing of course great point :worship:

franny
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:18 AM
If people say there's a reason why some dogs bark at night, then why?

Do some other dogs not bark at night?

Answer: Habit, training, and instinctive.

TF Chipmunk
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:23 AM
If people say there's a reason why some dogs bark at night, then why?

Do some other dogs not bark at night?

Answer: Habit, training, and instinctive.
I don't think you can train yourself to grunt...Even if you could, there are many parts of your game that you could be working on instead of practicing your grunts :lol:

As I am a grunter myself, I must say that it is completely instinctive and natural for me. It just helps me reach that extra inch to get a racket on the ball or hit the ball with that much extra pace. And it pays off. But it's not like I use it as a weapon or anything against another player.

tennnisfannn
Jul 12th, 2005, 04:49 AM
players grunt to win wimbledon, 6 years running now is a proven fact!

spudrsca
Jul 12th, 2005, 09:32 AM
Sharapova, Williams do not grunt, they scream even sometimes long after touching the ball.
I think they do it because they are tense.
Screaming tends to make you feel good when you are tense, irritated.
Have you notice how Sharapova, the williams scream louder when in tense situations.
grunting on the other hand is natural when you have to run or stretch yoursef to reach a ball.

Wolfram Hart
Jul 12th, 2005, 07:08 PM
If people say there's a reason why some dogs bark at night, then why?

Do some other dogs not bark at night?

Answer: Habit, training, and instinctive.

Habit yes,other reasons I do not agree with. It's not instinctive to grunt.

Wolfram Hart
Jul 12th, 2005, 07:10 PM
players grunt to win wimbledon, 6 years running now is a proven fact!

Then it will surpass the 99+ when players did not gurnt-noisemake?

Wolfram Hart
Jul 12th, 2005, 07:13 PM
this thread has the wrong name, you wanted to ask: why does sharapova grunt so loud? answer is: who knows? on court she's like a screaming rottweiler thats need her ass kicked to be shut up. She never grunts when she loses only when she wins, thats just lame... so if jhh just keeps beating her, she might shut up^^ it would be fun to be her boyfriend though, if she grunts like this playing tennis how much will she grunt while.. uhummm you know :rolleyes: :drool: :lol:


See this is were people are becoming confused. I am not attacking the players who do grunt-make noise. I am just asking why people can come up for a reason, and they tell me itís best the player grunts itís more natural. But they do not have a forthcoming answer-reason why others-majority do not grunt-noisemakers.

Wolfram Hart
Jul 12th, 2005, 07:14 PM
for better breathing of course

Then the players who are not grunting-noisemakers are experiencing breathing problems?

manu32
Jul 12th, 2005, 07:18 PM
no reason..fashion??? but seles was alone in 90's..and now it's a contagious disease...why???? that's ridiculous indeed .....

Wolfram Hart
Jul 12th, 2005, 07:29 PM
no reason..fashion??? but seles was alone in 90's..and now it's a contagious disease...why???? that's ridiculous indeed .....

I am agreeing with what you say