Wimbledon - grunting and groaning
• 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)
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
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.