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baseline08thrasher
12-29-2008, 07:52 PM
This grunting, yelling, whatever you call it technique helps you a lot.

Aggressive baseliners benefit from this because it helps develop your rythem, and rythem is essential for trying to consistently be aggressive.

It mentally helps you by giving you a fighting attitude.

And in some cases, you put yourself in a more dramatized environment.

For example: you think your in centre court wimbledon, and your actually playing in ghettoville.

This helps your focus.

Try it.
Placebo effect. =]

Mick
12-29-2008, 08:03 PM
It may work until you meet a player who hits harder and grunts louder than you do.
Then maybe you won't like it so much anymore.

DJG
12-29-2008, 08:12 PM
Or maybe it just helps you (non-placebo) to breathe out as you hit the stroke.

Nanshiki
12-29-2008, 08:14 PM
Just keep in mind it probably bugs the crap out of your opponent and the people on the next court.

Mansewerz
12-29-2008, 08:15 PM
I think it has to do with the whole breathing thing. On TTC, one of the one minute clinics mentioned breathing out as you swing forward and make contact.

I think the grunting is a more "violent" way of doing that. however, the grunting could be detrimental and actually cause you to stiffen up.

Frankauc
12-29-2008, 08:55 PM
well..did sampras or fed grunt ? i dont think it changes anything.

Mansewerz
12-29-2008, 08:59 PM
well..did sampras or fed grunt ? i dont think it changes anything.

No, but the concept is the same. They breathe out silently.

Frankauc
12-30-2008, 09:08 AM
yeah but it's a natural breath out. They're not forcing it

GeorgeLucas
12-30-2008, 09:11 AM
Really the lesson here is that you should remember to breathe and exhale as you hit your shots. Grunting or yelling is really superfluous :/

Bungalo Bill
12-30-2008, 10:41 AM
Sorry, but I cant stand the yelling and grunting in tennis. Adds no value to tennis or the player.

futuratennis
12-30-2008, 02:07 PM
Sorry, but I cant stand the yelling and grunting in tennis. Adds no value to tennis or the player.

i totally agree, ive tried grunting once or twice to see if it does anything for me.. and no, it just makes me feel like an idiot, it also creates a bad image for the sport

Nanshiki
12-30-2008, 02:17 PM
It only works on full-power topspin shots, with tweener racquets... lol