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Disgusting grunting in tennis

  1. Sep 3, 2011 #1


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    If anyone here has ever caught a few tennis matches, especially with that stupid Sharapova chick, do you agree that the grunting is just TOO MUCH??


    My dad is SO happy whenever she is eliminated from a tournament. What the hell is her problem?!?! And why do most tennis players grunt like disgusting pigs?

    When I watched that video to give an example, I felt like closing my door and turning the volume down in case someone thought I was watching a porno.

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  3. Sep 3, 2011 #2
    Oh wow...my ears are bleeding.
  4. Sep 3, 2011 #3
    Hilarious. Some porno that would be.
  5. Sep 3, 2011 #4
    She does that here because they don't let her do that in Russia? Here she has First Amendment rights.
  6. Sep 3, 2011 #5
    Nah, I think its her sponsors telling her to scream louder.
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    Funny I was just watching women's tennis on TV and the woman, Russian, sounding like she was in labor, annoying after about three games,
    I turned the channel. Evo, break out the women's tennis banning gun, and go postal on them. I wonder how many people would not attend a match because of their antic's, men and women both ?

    Rhody... :eek:
  8. Sep 3, 2011 #7


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    Yelling/Grunting/etc. is thought to increase power in many different types of activities that require short, powerful bursts of energy. If it does improve performance, I can't fault anyone for doing it. I do agree that it's annoying, though.
  9. Sep 3, 2011 #8

    I like Serena

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    What annoys me in particular, is that sound and video are out of sync.
    You can see that the ball is hit and that only after the grunt comes.
    That makes it seem artificial, unnecessary, overdone, and annoying.
  10. Sep 3, 2011 #9
    I never noticed the problem, but then again, she said she was disgruntled with me.
  11. Sep 3, 2011 #10

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    Just be glad Bruce Lee didn't play tennis

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    Yeah, he could probably return a volley with accuracy with a well placed kick of the heel of his foot !!!

    Rhody... :wink:
  13. Sep 3, 2011 #12
    No accounting for taste. Some people are just loud whether its in bed or on the tennis court.
  14. Sep 3, 2011 #13


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    afaik, most poeple who watch women's tennis to perv at these early 20's
    so the grunting probably isn't that offensive
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    I looked at the date of the OP, expecting it to be 8 years old, but it wasn't.
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    I've once heard it described that it obscures the sound of the racket striking the ball, which is apparently of nonzero importance to one's reaction time.
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    Actually that makes a hell of a lot of sense.
  18. Sep 4, 2011 #17
    Rapid exhalation tightens the core muscles giving more power. Mixed martial arts fighters do this, although not quite like these grunting women :rofl:
    You can hear a slight hiss sound when they punch though.
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    Good one. The K'ihap is a basic technique in Tae Kwon Do.

  20. Sep 4, 2011 #19
    Exhaling increases power - it has nothing to do with what sound you make. I do some amateur boxing and a lot of times new people will be taught to make sounds while punching because it makes it easier for them to recognize their own breathing patterns. However, if you've been doing it for a couple years or more, people will think you are an amateur if you are still very vocal. It's expected that you learn to breath without vocalizing.
  21. Sep 4, 2011 #20
    Doesn't annoy me, slightly arousing actually, but then I am a perv and she is quite hot.

    Yeah also Shota kan karate or stomach karate, uses shouts to increase the power of moves. It's a well known technique in many sporting disciplines.
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