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gameboy
10-18-2010, 09:31 AM
"In a study conducted by Scott Sinnett, a psychology professor at the University of Hawaii, 33 undergraduate students watched tennis players hitting balls – with some of the tennis players grunting as they hit. Researchers then had the students indicate the direction of the shot immediately afterwards.

Turns out grunting not only slowed down the students' response time – it caused them to make more mistakes in guessing the direction of the shots."

http://bodyodd.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/10/18/5296647-want-to-psych-out-your-opponent-grunt

If this study can be duplicated and verified, shouldn't that be enough to ban grunting once and for all for violating clearly stated rules?

Ronaldo
10-18-2010, 09:46 AM
Heard two grown men grunting while hitting dropshots, ban it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbYxcbpeXZE&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLXqm1O82Ig&feature=related

sphinx780
10-18-2010, 12:23 PM
I know when I grunt while working out, I can't tell what direction the dumbbells are going...we better ban it there too.

Sakkijarvi
10-18-2010, 01:16 PM
Time to ban grunting during other human acts??

struggle
10-18-2010, 03:30 PM
Nope, sounds like it is time to START grunting.

sureshs
10-18-2010, 03:43 PM
What about First Amendment issues?

Ultra2HolyGrail
10-18-2010, 09:48 PM
If this study can be duplicated and verified, shouldn't that be enough to ban grunting once and for all for violating clearly stated rules?


Sounds like a clear indication to start grunting. My own studies confirm people play their best when grunting.

tbspeed1
10-19-2010, 04:25 AM
People got nothing better to ***** about than grunting.:evil:

burosky
10-19-2010, 03:11 PM
Just add laxative to their favorite drink. :-)

jayserinos99
10-20-2010, 10:21 AM
What's the worst is when the other person grunts about 3 seconds after they hit the ball, right when you're about to hit it.

Sox Fan
10-30-2010, 07:35 PM
I was watching the Tennis Channel a few days ago. A women's match was on and I only could watch for about five minutes. The grunting/squealing was unbearable.

ollinger
10-30-2010, 07:50 PM
I've complained to other players who grunt at the indoor club I use, as one grunter disturbs 5 other courts with the acoustics in there. Most try to stop, one kid didn't so I went over near his court and let out loud grunts when he was about to hit the ball. I'm at least his father's age, so I was pretty sure he wouldn't try to kill me. He got the point.

nguyen320
10-30-2010, 08:02 PM
stop grunting when "doing it" too!

on a serious note.. grunting sometimes helps a player's timing, I know its weird but it works for me.

Fedace
10-30-2010, 08:03 PM
then should we ban farting as well???

spacediver
10-30-2010, 08:05 PM
I hear that aggressive and confident body language may hinder the opponent's performance. Perhaps we should legistlate this too...

nguyen320
10-30-2010, 08:14 PM
I hear having a racquet will give you a very big advantage... time to take that away..

Fedace
10-30-2010, 08:17 PM
Grunting = Breathing so you expect players like Azarenka to pass out from lack of oxygen ??? i don't think she can hold her breath that long..

nguyen320
10-30-2010, 08:20 PM
Grunting = Breathing so you expect players like Azarenka to pass out from lack of oxygen ??? i don't think she can hold her breath that long..

Exactly.. Plus the fact that a lot people already do it, the ATP would have loads of problems even getting people to stop. People would rebel and so on.. it would be a disaster. There is no problem with grunting as long as it is not soley done to annoy or hinder someone or their performance.

Larrysümmers
10-31-2010, 08:39 AM
I dont mind grunting. but when it is like 5 seconds later and its like AHWWWHH no thats not grunting that is screaming to distract the other player.

Fedace
10-31-2010, 08:41 AM
I dont mind grunting. but when it is like 5 seconds later and its like AHWWWHH no thats not grunting that is screaming to distract the other player.

I don't mind when Aza does it...:)

Larrysümmers
10-31-2010, 08:45 AM
I don't mind when Aza does it...:)

thats a different story :D

soyizgood
10-31-2010, 09:17 AM
I was thinking of making a thread called "The Art of Grunting." Now there's grunts and there's screams and shrieks.

Case in point:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-7WLIqa2M0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-_5EDVpLXY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLPn11ht1-g
Grunting has been discussed among players and coaches:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah0i830AbuI&NR=1&feature=fvwp

jswinf
10-31-2010, 12:21 PM
Get more fiber in your diet.