Why do tennis players grunt and which tennis player has the loudest grunt?

THIS year’s Wimbledon tennis tournament will have its fair share of shocks, surprises, argumentsand grunts.

Players on the circuit, to varying levels, exert themselves on the court in more ways than one.

 Maria Sharapova is the loudest grunter in the sport of tennis, reaching well over 100 分贝

Maria Sharapova is the loudest grunter in the sport of tennis, reaching well over 100 分贝信用: 功放:新闻协会
 Aryna Sabalenka is one of the louder players on the circuit
Aryna Sabalenka is one of the louder players on the circuit信用: 功放

From Maria Sharapova’s shrieks to Serena Williams yelps and screams, there’s no way you’d be able to nod off in some of the games.

And fans will have noticed Aryna Sabalenka’s yelps during her clash with Katie Boulter on Centre Court.

这里, we find out all about the art of grunting.


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Why do tennis players grunt?

Some say tennis players grunt to put off their opponents.

Others believes it’s simply a release of energy playing such an elite level of sport.

But for Louise Deeley, a sports psychologist, she believes it can actually be a piece of the arsenal in their game.

 Serena Williams is often at the 'top of the grunts' as she plays out her top tennis game

Serena Williams is often at the ‘top of the gruntsas she plays out her top tennis game

说话 守护者, 她说: “The timing of when they actually grunt helps them with the rhythm of how they’re hitting and how they’re pacing things.

It may be that their perception is that if they grunt, they are hitting it harder. It’s going to give you confidence and a sense of being in control of your game.

Who grunts the loudest?

On the current tour, Maria Sharapova is believed to grunt the loudest, often clearing past 100 decibels on court.

Monica Seles and Jimmy Connors have been labelled as the original creators of thetennis grunt”.

Seles used to regularly reach 90 分贝.

Interestingly women’s tennis legend Martina Navratilova wasn’t a fan. She said it wascheating and has to stop”.

 Moica Seles was one of the original big grunters of the tennis game

Moica Seles was one of the original big grunters of the tennis game