The screams of tennis players arouse curiosity among many, but there is no secret here.
This can happen by itself, since the blow is almost always carried out on exhalation otherwise it won't be strong enough.
Accordingly, the harder a girl hits the ball, the harder she exhales. A cry is a natural accompaniment of a strong exhalation, combined with a powerful load on the body.
However, there are conspiracy theorists who believe that yelling is a special tactic . The moment of impact is of great importance in tennis. Opponents are often guided not only by the picture they observe, but also by the sound of the ball hitting the racket. Emitting the strongest screams on impact, the tennis players allegedly knock down their rivals on purpose, gaining a significant advantage.
By the way, the popular Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova has the most piercing voice in world tennis. The volume of her scream is approximately 104 decibels. Probably, the conspirators consider this advantage to be the key to the athlete's success.
And Rafael Nadal.
And there is no catch here.
This is normal. I am a professional skier, in childhood I was engaged in handball, pioneerball (an easy version of volleyball). All blows go on exhalation, this is the reason. When there is not enough breath, voice goes into force. In my opinion, Masha Sharapova has this just in the blood.Joke)))
This is her feature.
In addition to the fact that when you exhale, the blow is stronger, an important role is played by the fact that the scream interferes with the perception of the sound of the racket hit.
Professional tennis players are often guided not only by what they see, but also by the sound of the ball hitting the racket. According to the National Institutes of Health, the average response time to visual stimuli is 180-200 milliseconds, and 140-160 milliseconds - to sound.
At Wimbledon 2013 Andy Roddick said: “You can hear how hard a player is hitting the ball. If strong and flat, then the sound is like a clap. This is one of the first things you know before you see the ball. You can also hear an unexpected short hit as soon as the ball touches the racket. This is part of the reaction process. I think it is important to be able to hear the ball in order to play at a good level. ”
Andy Murray:“ We use our ears when we play, not just our eyes. This helps to determine the speed of the ball, the spin committed to it, and how powerfully it was hit. If you play with headphones and your opponent doesn't, he has a big advantage. Strange, isn't it? It would seem that you are doing the same, but this is more difficult, no doubt. ”
When I went to goju-ryu karate school at school age, the trainer always told us that we need to shout during a blow, so that the blow acquires additional strength, because it is easier for the body to use all the muscles to the maximum while shouting. / p>
In this case, there is a parallel between martial arts and tennis, which uses the connection between screaming and hitting force.
I think there is some scientific explanation and there is probably good research on this topic.
I can add that about a year ago, neuroscientists from the National University of Singapore found that screaming increases resistance to pain by almost 20%.
"Both parts of the peripheral nervous system are involved in motor movement. muscles are transferred to the brain, where they compete with information about receiving pain, "explained the scientists, whose report was published in the scientific journal of Pain.
It is possible that in addition to the notorious convenience of blowing" on exhalation " mechanisms that work as a kind of doping when struck (other physical activity) with a cry.
In particular, it is also pressure on the opponent, it seems to me. Sound makes you listen, willingly or unwillingly. Please note: when in a company someone speaks loudest, he becomes like a leader, despite the fact that he may say completely stupid things.
As a professional player, I can say that it is more of a psychological aspect. When Masha screams, she shows herself and everyone that she did everything she could and encourages herself. Also, everyone saw how the heroes of the films scream when they overcome. And the myth-destroyers have proven that shouting and swearing helps to endure pain (the latter is simply prohibited by the rules of tennis).
It's not a specific breathing technique, but that it's just more convenient. In no sport is an inhalation kick. Make any shock movement with inhalation and then exhalation and you will understand everything yourself.
The fact is that the main strokes in tennis - forehand, backhand and especially smash - are more effective to do on a sharp exhalation, so the blow is stronger. For some reason, men do it normally, with sound, of course, but without groans. But for women ...
My tennis career broke down just because of the groans on the blows. I was 15 years old when my coach put me in sparring with an 18-year-old pretty girl with a good class of play.
I would have had chances, despite her monstrous smash, but unfortunately (for me, of course), the girl had a breast of the 4th size, and from the summer she beat really hard.
The number of aces on her feeds beat all records. And if the percentage of aces dropped, she didn’t unbutton two buttons on the T-shirt, but three, and then I generally forgot to raise the racket.
This is due to the fact that the blow is done on the exhale. Previously, this breathing technique was put on since childhood, as far as I know, now they do not pay so much attention to this, but the habit has remained.
By the way, they not only scream, but make other sounds, and not only women.