The yelling, the grunting, the sharapovas, and the nadals.

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  1. baseline08thrasher

    baseline08thrasher Semi-Pro

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    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. =]
     
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  2. Mick

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    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.
     
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  3. DJG

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    Or maybe it just helps you (non-placebo) to breathe out as you hit the stroke.
     
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  4. Nanshiki

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    Just keep in mind it probably bugs the crap out of your opponent and the people on the next court.
     
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  5. Mansewerz

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    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.
     
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  6. Frankauc

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    well..did sampras or fed grunt ? i dont think it changes anything.
     
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  7. Mansewerz

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

    Frankauc Professional

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    yeah but it's a natural breath out. They're not forcing it
     
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  9. GeorgeLucas

    GeorgeLucas Banned

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    Really the lesson here is that you should remember to breathe and exhale as you hit your shots. Grunting or yelling is really superfluous :/
     
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  10. Bungalo Bill

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    Sorry, but I cant stand the yelling and grunting in tennis. Adds no value to tennis or the player.
     
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  11. futuratennis

    futuratennis Rookie

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    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
     
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  12. Nanshiki

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    It only works on full-power topspin shots, with tweener racquets... lol
     
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