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    What a screamer!

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    A couple of days ago I thought I'd walked in on the missus watching porn. But no, it was a tennis match. On one side of the court (the cause of my confusion) was a chick who let out a 'fingernail on chalkboard' type screech every time she hit the ball. On the other side of the court, showing admirable restraint, was her African/American rival who looked quite capable of jumping the net and putting a stop to it - but unfortunately didn't.

    Ps why is this unsporting behaviour even tolerated?

    Ps 2 it's just not cricket.
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    Yep, one of my pet hates, Sharapova has it in spades.
    This is Azarenka
    https://www.rferl.org/a/australian_o.../25732396.html

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    Actually helps a great deal in generating power. BUT some just hold it for too darn long haha, gets a bit much XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsk8r View Post
    Actually helps a great deal in generating power. BUT some just hold it for too darn long haha, gets a bit much XD
    It's kind of strange though when it happens on a backhand slice. Also, you don't seem to hear them screech when practicing.

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    Shown also to cause a fractional delay in the opponent picking up flight of the ball because their sensory attention is briefly diverted, sound cues being particularly important evolutionarily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveD View Post
    It's kind of strange though when it happens on a backhand slice. Also, you don't seem to hear them screech when practicing.
    Yeah true doesn't make any sense with a backhand slice hehe.. I guess on the practice courts they're just working on technique, 'greasing the grooves', increasing blood flow, and wouldn't wanting to be exhausting themselves with full power shots before their match

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    I don't hear em at all, as much as I enjoy tennis I refuse to watch matches played by squealers and grunters.

    Reminds me of
    Pigs playing tennis..jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by beensean View Post
    Shown also to cause a fractional delay in the opponent picking up flight of the ball because their sensory attention is briefly diverted, sound cues being particularly important evolutionarily.
    Yep, very true....

    Auditory responses always take precedence over visual cues, so it may well be a tactic used by "screamers" seeking advantage over their opponents, however small it may be.

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    Yep, if I live long enough to end up in a nursing home I may have to sit dribbling in front of TV programs chosen for me but whilst I still have some free will left I just turn off people and things that annoy me.
    PC doesn't apply in my house.

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    I'm fearing that if I live long enough, to end up in a nursing home, I'll welcome any distraction from the mind numbing behaviour control drugs and even more mind numbing boredom.

    Ps anyone for euthanasia?
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    Yep, Nursing Homes are probably the next scariest thing to Cancer. Even the good ones have their limitations and of course some folks don't have any caring relatives to keep an eye on things.
    ..and let's not forget that some old folks have very challenging behaviours - that would stretch even caring family, let alone stressed, underpaid, undertrained staff.
    As for Euthanasia, big fans in this house.
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