Wimbledon - grunting and groaning

@Wizzywig (7859)
July 4, 2008 7:52am CST
When the Wimbledon players are doing all that grunting and groaning, are they really enjoying themselves that much or are they faking it to make the other participant feel better ????
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
25 Feb 10
If it was me as the other player I would actually find it offputting to be honest, if you are heavily concentrating on your game and the other player starts to grunt and groan I think that would put me off my stroke, I had to smile when you said are they enjoying themselves or are they faking it, now I know I will get told of for having a few dirty thoughts here but as we are talking tennis I won't lower the tone. But when it's a competition like Wimbledon I wouldn't want my fellow playing doing this. However when I do self defence classes we are encouraged to make as much noise as we can which helps us punch and kick harder this is different because it's a martial art and it is expected. Unless both players grunt in tennis then they can have a grunting and groaning competition. Thanks for making smile and excuse me for seeing the rather 'cheey' side of your discussion ;0)
@Wizzywig (7859)
25 Feb 10
Oh Wolfie... I cant tell you how pleased I am that you responded to this discussion!!! I meant exactly what you were thinking and I was beginning to think that no-one else shared my way of thinking! I started a similar discussion on another site and got absolutely slated by people who had totally missed the point. They really gave me grief about "Its very hard work playing professional tennis and if you worked that hard..." blah blah blah. So, what can I say except ...yes, yeeesss, yeeeeesssss! You would have had 'best response' if it hadnt already gone so here's a compensatory cyber-hug
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
25 Feb 10
Some people just have no sense of humour either, it seems, thanks for the cyber-hug appreciated as was the discussion ;0)
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@Darkwing (21588)
5 Jul 08
Oh, doesn't it get you down? It smacks of gamesmanship, but quite honestly, I don't think they realise they're doing it half the time. Whatever... I wish they'd stop! It drives me nuts! Brightest Blessings.
@Wizzywig (7859)
28 Jul 08
It really doesn't bother me as I dont watch/listen to Wimbledon. My comments were meant to be taken in humorous vein along the lines of 'When Harry Met Sally' but it fell flat....
@Darkwing (21588)
29 Jul 08
Lol... sorry, I didn't pick that up! Do you really think they get that much enjoyment out of tennis? Ha ha ha!
@Wizzywig (7859)
29 Jul 08
Well, i know I never did but then I was never very good at it .... tennis
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@vanities (11385)
• Davao, Philippines
4 Jul 08
i guess they are...its like a kind of reaction express as they hit the ball or something ...i even utter something when im going to hit a ball its a kind of release of strength..or whatever..
@Wizzywig (7859)
4 Jul 08
I really hadn't expected anyone to take this question so literally or so seriously but I value the opinions and explanations nonetheless. Thank you.
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@vanities (11385)
• Davao, Philippines
5 Jul 08
but if you had labeled it as a joke then maybe i could response it also in that way
@Wizzywig (7859)
5 Jul 08
I suppose thats a drawback of written communication. There's no tone of voice or facial gesture to indicate precise meaning. It was never my intention to offend serious tennis fans.
• India
6 Feb 10
lot of players do that and its allowed so no one can complain.
@Wizzywig (7859)
20 Feb 10
I wasn't making a complaint... just a light hearted comment which has been largely misunderstood I fear.
4 Jul 08
nope...thas not fake ..atleast i don`t think its fake...its natural...when you shove all your body into something.its natural to make that kinda sound...