Re: ok....THIS is taking it too far
Originally Posted by macro
I'm no tennis historian, but didn't players play for decades without the noise?
Maybe, but once it becomes a habit then it's pretty tough to break. The grunt comes at the point of contact, and that needs to stay as consistent as possible. Having to think about staying silent would throw things off if the player is used to making noise.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.