How much does grunting bother you?

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  1. struggle

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    grunting is just an affirmative way of exhaling, which IS something you'd prefer to do as you "hit out".

    screaming/screaching etc, is over the top, and I'm even a fan
    of MaSha but she is ridiculous in that aspect, just as Nadal
    is in picking his ***** obsessively.

    Connors grunted on every serve and many groundies IIRC, nobody complained.
     
  2. emilyhex

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    True this.
     
  3. TobyTopspin

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    I agree with this as we teach grunting with the advanced juniors that we work with. We prefer to call it exhaling though. Many people tend to hold there breath during long exchanges which can lead to errors as it tenses your body. It does indeed tighten your core and lets you use your breathing in as a release in a martial arts type of way.

    We do not teach yelling or screaming however. More of an Agassi type of low pitch 'ughhhhhh'. I don't think I have ever watched a complete set of Sharapova or Azeranka. Even Serena's more manly grunts get on my nerves as well.

    There is a correct way to do it and a wrong way. The wrong way has me leaving the court or turning the channel.
     
  4. Fintft

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    The shrieks that bother me most are the prolonged ones, way after contact (sometimes even softer contact) was made.
     

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