Scream and grunt while playing a stroke

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Clement Clement

Clement Clement Asked 2 years ago

Why do players tend to grunt or scream a bit when they are playing a stroke? (ex. Ovtcharov) 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 2 years ago

Hi Clement,

I think it is to help with timing of the ball.  I don't particularly think it helps much.

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Erriza Shalahuddin

Erriza Shalahuddin Posted 2 years ago

Grunting or screaming is essentially exhaling, and exhaling during strokes helps players to exert more power. It's similar with martial artist screaming in their punches and kicks. That's what I believe.

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