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kosmikgroove
May 8th, 2006, 07:28 AM
So I am curious... Do players who are known as 'screamers/shriekers' actually turn into 'screamers/shriekers' when they're in their practice sessions?

If not, wouldn't the excuse of "it helps you breathe" be a total sham?

LostGlory
May 8th, 2006, 07:31 AM
Very good question......I've seen many players play and I've even seen more players practise and the screams always came when they are trying to hit harder or exert more power.....

Zauber
May 8th, 2006, 08:03 AM
have you heard of tension emotions etc and the difference between real competition and practice pretend?????

Dan23
May 8th, 2006, 08:34 AM
So I am curious... Do players who are known as 'screamers/shriekers' actually turn into 'screamers/shriekers' when they're in their practice sessions?

If not, wouldn't the excuse of "it helps you breathe" be a total sham?
I know one player who does when practicing hard.
Theyre not exerting themselves as often in training though.

Eldoth Kron
May 8th, 2006, 01:34 PM
:haha:

croat123
May 8th, 2006, 02:01 PM
when i saw sharapova practicing at the nasdaq, she wasn't screaming

also, during her match vs. golovin she randomly went mute for about a point and a half

Corswandt
May 8th, 2006, 02:22 PM
Do players who are known as 'screamers/shriekers' actually turn into 'screamers/shriekers' when they're in their practice sessions?

Azarenka does. So do the Chinese that scream (Zheng I think).

Reuchlin
May 8th, 2006, 03:25 PM
Sometimes they do.

Spunky83
May 8th, 2006, 04:19 PM
Very much depends on what they do in practice. I mean Sharapova doesnīt īscreamī when playing around with a football (soccerball) during practice but she does when she hits with her sparring partner.

LH2HBH
May 8th, 2006, 04:31 PM
If not, wouldn't the excuse of "it helps you breathe" be a total sham?

Also 'it helps your breathe' i think really means 'it helps me stay focused on my breathing'. I make a lot of noise on the court and for me it's about focus.

FaceyFacem
May 8th, 2006, 04:35 PM
yeah, it usually gets more and more loud for me as the match continues and as warm up moves along, takes some intensity

Randy John Andy
May 8th, 2006, 05:43 PM
I donít think it has anything to do with breathing; for me, itís all about tension. Iíve learnt that, the more tension, the more I grunt when I hit the ball. Also, it makes me feel braver. I know it sounds stupid, but in tennis, to have the proper psychological approach is a key factor. Sometimes, especially when youíre playing important matches, you feel restricted and inhibited. Grunting makes me feel that Iím not afraid to hit the ball, to go for my shots.

So I rarely scream when Iím practicing. But Iím sure itís different for each player.