It’s that time of year when our attention turns to Wimbledon and our hearing can’t help but tune into the grunting noise made by tennis players. So we thought we’d look at why tennis players may grunt. Is it simply a distraction tactic employed to put off an opponent or something more physiological and maybe
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Tennis requires a blend of aerobic fitness, strength, power and agility, with the intensity of an average game ranging from just 20% of maximal oxygen uptake, to almost 90%. The duration of a rally in tennis is the main determinant of exercise intensity (longer rallies = higher intensity). When you then add on the fact