View Full Version : Do you scream when playing tennis?

Lin Lin
Jul 7th, 2011, 07:50 AM

Jul 7th, 2011, 08:11 AM
I often scream after the rally, not during :)

Jul 7th, 2011, 08:16 AM

I do a two syllable grunt a la Ivanovic.

Jul 7th, 2011, 08:27 AM
Only after mindless unforced errors or when I realise that I made a stupid shot :o

During the rallies only after 2 hours of play! :lol:

King Halep
Jul 7th, 2011, 08:27 AM
Not really a scream, its a high pitched wail and it continues after the shot.

Jul 7th, 2011, 09:29 AM
Not really a scream, its a high pitched wail and it continues after the shot.
That's basically what Sharapova does. Why do you feel the need to wail? Does it hurt when you hit the tennis ball or something? It's ridiculous IMO. You don't hear boxers, even female ones squeal when they throw a punch and there's more force put into that along with more physical pain.

Jul 7th, 2011, 10:14 AM
I donīt have any need to scream while I am playing....

King Halep
Jul 7th, 2011, 01:21 PM
Its like in martial arts when you are told to shout/scream when you do an attack. Its not something you do naturally, but the theory is that you will release more energy if you do it. I would not argue with sporting theory developed over centuries of experience.

Jul 7th, 2011, 02:15 PM
I wouldnt be able to face anyone in the club if I grunted. Its such an embarassing thing.

Jul 7th, 2011, 04:02 PM
Nope. Anyone who grunts at club level is just...silly. :o

Jul 7th, 2011, 04:48 PM
Nope. Anyone who grunts at club level is just...silly. :o

Agree :shrug:

Jul 7th, 2011, 06:19 PM
I used to grunt actually when I was too much into the game and we were playing already some hours:lol: I simply couldnīt play after 2-3 hours without grunting, and as childs we were playing a lot of tennis during holidays:lol: You are getting much more exhausted without some "good breathing" and Iīm sure most of you would be grunting too in a 3 setter in +30 even when you wouldnīt play a profi match:p As I was getting older and "stronger" then I stopped, but while serving Iīm still...not grunting...itīs something like blowing...also in 3rd set when Iīm too exhausted...and I donīt play a lot nowadays (actually I even donīt remember when I played last match...sweet childhood :awww:) so Iīm getting exhausted too early.

Jul 7th, 2011, 06:27 PM
No, I would feel pathetic if I did.

King Halep
Jul 7th, 2011, 06:49 PM
This got moved to Tennis Equipment Forum. Do they need more visitors in here?

Jul 7th, 2011, 07:25 PM
Only if my opponent did. Then I would copy them, with a Schiavone/Bovina-like delay. Especially after drop volleys.

Jul 7th, 2011, 08:02 PM
Nope. Anyone who grunts at club level is just...silly. :o

big agree..grunting on this level is so embaressing and pathetic

Spring Pools
Jul 7th, 2011, 08:41 PM
I've never screamed unless I was doing it as a joke. Then I go Larcher de Brito. I don't hit hard enough to justify grunting.

Jul 9th, 2011, 01:57 AM
hell yes I scream!

Jul 9th, 2011, 05:51 AM
I grunt, scream, shriek, howl, bark, whatever it takes to throw my opponent off. :oh:

Jul 9th, 2011, 06:36 AM
I grunt a bit when matches start to get tough and I'm really exherting a lot of energy. It's not really a scream more an exhale/grunt and its not that loud. Maybe a bit like Pat Rafter.

Jul 9th, 2011, 03:20 PM
I'm actually putting my body weight into my shots when I do. I was at one point going to play for college but then decided against it, so I understand the whole club players shouldn't really grunt. I had a groin injury for an entire season and all I could do is play like Monica, and suddenly I found myself doing the male version of her grunt because I had to swing as hard as I could so that I wasn't running all over the place. In normal circumstances, it's a breath.

I do love the Lindsay Davenport unforced error scream though, and I'll do that on occasion.

Jul 20th, 2011, 12:23 AM
Not at all

Jul 26th, 2011, 03:38 PM
Sometimes I grunt during serves, or when I'm trying to unsuccessfully smash the ball.

Jul 28th, 2011, 02:04 AM
Yeah, that's the next piece I want to do. Like I said, the method I'm using isn't good at all! Haha. So yes, I'm going to update this file and provide some detail on how to use the plist and file-derived arrays.

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Jul 28th, 2011, 11:31 AM
I sometimes do during serving and after a loooooooooooong match :oh:

I often scream: ai! when the opponent hit the lines and i hit a shit ball.
And, after shit UE's I scream polish: No niiiiiiiiiiie noooooooooo... :facepalm:

And come on after good winners :cheer::oh:

Aug 2nd, 2011, 02:02 AM
Nope :lol: But i will vocal out a rare grunt if i'm workin' extra hard on the court :p

Aug 2nd, 2011, 02:34 AM
I do a Wozniacki-style 'grunt' - as in, I always loudly inhale right before I hit the ball, then exhale upon contact. I find my footwork/timing is messed up if I don't do that.

Aug 2nd, 2011, 04:49 AM
I don't scream but I do exhale when I hit the ball now, I use to just hold my breath until I've hit the ball but now I let it out at the hitting point. I found that it helped me alot, most of the time when I hit those balls they are more powerful and much more controlled. It timed them much better, I guess it's because I'm less "tight". I'm tryin to do it more regularly as it's not natural to me. That being said I doubt it makes a loud noise, maybe if you'Re really next to me yu'd hear soemthing but nothin annyoing or embarassing lol

Aug 2nd, 2011, 08:19 AM
haha no, it'd make me look like a tool

Aug 28th, 2011, 01:36 PM
Never, seriously I would make a total fool of myself. Besides (I've tried it once on a private tennis court on vacation) it only serves to make my strokes more uncontrollable so it doesn't work for me.

Aug 28th, 2011, 03:58 PM
No, grunting has no use to me. Never even tried it.

Apr 4th, 2012, 08:35 PM
Sometimes, depends on my shot :)

Apr 4th, 2012, 09:12 PM
i like to save the screaming for the post match shower

Jane Lane
Apr 4th, 2012, 09:39 PM
When I make UEs I make the Lena D. noise :rolls:

I usually hit with guys so I feel the need to put a bit extra on my shots so sometimes I make noise. But nothing obnoxious like the country club women who come and hit on Saturday mornings :rolleyes:

Apr 6th, 2012, 04:05 AM
Only when I'm joking :p

Apr 6th, 2012, 11:31 AM
I don't think anyone can scream louder than Masha...

I scream sometimes for fun (only when im against my cousin)

But sometimes I just do this natural grunt (sometimes it sounds like an orgasm :oh:)

Apr 7th, 2012, 02:16 AM
i like to save the screaming for the post match shower

:unsure: :haha:

Apr 7th, 2012, 06:20 AM
When I want extra speed in my serve I will.

Apr 26th, 2012, 11:42 AM
Usually when I get on 3rd set on easy matches that stretch, in TBs, when the match is long and I'm getting tired. Or my ankle hurts.

Jul 16th, 2012, 04:24 PM
Ahahaha, sometimes I go with something like 'I' - whenever it's a tougher or a more important point, I tend to grunt like that, it helps me.

Jul 17th, 2012, 01:43 PM
Just like de Brito....

Jul 17th, 2012, 06:59 PM
I'm usually screaming at myself or my invisible coach, so yes.

Lin Lin
Sep 5th, 2012, 07:42 AM
I screamed last time:lol:

Sep 5th, 2012, 09:04 AM
I don't scream. I Shoo.

Sep 5th, 2012, 09:16 PM
I scream & shout at myself! :shrug:

Sep 6th, 2012, 05:51 PM
I scream & shout at myself! :shrug:

Sep 6th, 2012, 06:30 PM
i like to save the screaming for the post match shower

^^This. ;)


Oct 14th, 2012, 04:58 PM
Yes i do scream at times.

Oct 14th, 2012, 05:23 PM
I just scream a bit when I'm literally exhausted, but apart from that, no. I do scream at myself sometimes though.

i like to save the screaming for the post match shower


Oct 14th, 2012, 08:18 PM
I dont think I've ever gone a match without screaming at myself, today's one was
"You have feet so why don't you f***ing use them!"......... :facepalm:

Oct 14th, 2012, 10:31 PM
Sometimes I scream "oH REALLY? REALLY???" or "OH, GREAT SHOT-MAKING THERE" on a terrible forehand :unsure: