View Full Version : When you play tennis do you grunt?

Nov 22nd, 2003, 03:15 PM
Hi im just interested to know when you play tennis do you grunt...And like whom

Nov 22nd, 2003, 03:19 PM
Yes, sorta like Monica - sorta like Schiavone.
:p :lol: j/k Only like Monica, sorta.

Nov 22nd, 2003, 03:20 PM

Nov 22nd, 2003, 03:22 PM
just a little bit with my breathing... not loud at all. but ppl have still complained about it. :rolleyes: and ive noticed it only happens when you're kicking their ass. duh, lol.
the only grunting that i don't like is the grunting that players are starting to do more and more when they RUN... like they know you're going to hit a good shot and they start making these noises that want to make it like they're running the last quarter mile of the marathon.

Nov 22nd, 2003, 04:06 PM
Sometimes, when I wanna hit my fh really hard, I make a little grunt. It really helps:o

Nov 22nd, 2003, 04:22 PM
Yes I grunt. Sometimes I breath very loud like Dokic, but when also sometimes like Roddick which isnt very good :o.

Nov 22nd, 2003, 04:25 PM
I breath but not grunt

Nov 22nd, 2003, 04:35 PM
It depends who against I'm playing! If i don't like my opponent, i grunt

Nov 22nd, 2003, 05:07 PM
Yep, I also grunt when I am playing. Helps me concentrate on every shot that I hit; making sure that I put just as much force into each shot.

Nov 22nd, 2003, 05:08 PM
I dont grunt at all :tape:

Nov 22nd, 2003, 05:13 PM
lol..I always grunt when Hitting..It is the only way I remeber to breathe while hitting and it always helps me!

Nov 22nd, 2003, 06:09 PM
no, i dont grunt, but yell bad words in spanish when i am losing :o

Nov 22nd, 2003, 09:36 PM
Not very often. Only when I have to run up for a drop shot, and it's going to be close. But never for a regular forehand/backhand/serve. I find it distracts me :o

Jippo McScally
Nov 22nd, 2003, 10:26 PM
Somtimes! I either sound like Dokic, Rafter or Kafelnikov

Nov 23rd, 2003, 12:22 AM
Sometimes...I don't even know I'm doing it though until someone who was watching tells me. Sometimes I'll try to do it like some of the players though. Haha.

Nov 23rd, 2003, 12:38 AM
I wish I could grunt a little bit more but usually when I grunt, I would think of Venus and try to kind of imitate her grunts :lol:

Nov 23rd, 2003, 01:46 AM
I grunt, especially when running for a shot, when the point is long, or the match is close...Much like Monica!

Mister B
Nov 23rd, 2003, 01:50 AM
Only when I am in a very long rally and I'm running fast.. a bit like Ferrero!

Nov 23rd, 2003, 03:08 AM
I grunt like Guga...


And sometimes like Dokic, but I always break my concentration because when the other person grunts and says AHHH (like a normal grunt) and I do a grunt like dokic (CHOO) it makes me think of sneezing :p

Nov 23rd, 2003, 04:12 AM
im not a grunter.. i more of a moaner :o breaks the other girls concentration.. :)

Nov 23rd, 2003, 04:25 AM
when i can't reach the ball, i grunt..

Nov 23rd, 2003, 04:26 AM

My vioce is changing so my grunt is changing, but I did everything. I had a Serena grunt. It was so tight. All the guys in my tournaments were like what the hell, and I was like yeah, bring it bitch. LOL Anyways, I used to do Monica perfectly, never could do Venus. I grunt like a spanish clay courter now, but it's still cool.


:bounce: :bounce:

Nov 23rd, 2003, 04:48 AM
I make a "shhhh" sound after making contact on kick serves. It sounds kinda like Dokic :eek: As for my groundies, I'm pretty quiet on my backhand side, but the forehand side is a different story! You never know which kind of grunt is gonna pop out when I hit a forehand :eek: Sometimes it's like Agassi...sometimes like Chanda....sometimes like Daniilidou :eek:....it's really scary :help:

Nov 23rd, 2003, 04:56 AM
I grunt or some would say scream lol like Serena or Venus, that "Maaaa!" type sound lol. And I do it surprisingly loud, lets just say a lot of people give me bad looks lol. Like I care :)

Nov 23rd, 2003, 06:18 AM

Nov 23rd, 2003, 07:11 AM
I hear Schiavone sounds like she's having a double climax on court :eek:

Nov 23rd, 2003, 07:51 AM
I never really grunt. I am not good enough to grunt. I do however yell jibberish when I am losing. :o

Nov 23rd, 2003, 08:25 AM
it helps me hit more 'solidly' and steadier.
it's a bit Ferrero/Kafelnikov/ASV/Dementieva-ish :o :o :o

Nov 23rd, 2003, 08:54 AM
Yeah when the points are hard and that I am tired I grunt like Kafelnikov or Kournikova :unsure:

Nov 23rd, 2003, 12:08 PM
Most of the time I just scream, because I miss so many shots :hysteric:

Nov 23rd, 2003, 01:25 PM
I grunt like Mark Philippoussis - I call it "The Bulldog".

Nov 23rd, 2003, 08:55 PM
Sometimes but I always :shout: because of UEs :(

Nov 23rd, 2003, 09:06 PM
I grunt like Mark Philippoussis - I call it "The Bulldog".

me too...its sounds like im coughing or barking ;)