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Wimbledon: A Warning To "Grunters" ... Changes I'd Like to See

LONDON - JUNE 24:  Flowers show the Wimbledon logo during previews for the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2007 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Bermuda BobAnalyst IIMay 31, 2016

The "Powers That Be" @ Wimbledon this year have made it clear they they consider indiscriminate "grunting" worthy of a"Soft Warning" in an effort to bring back some civility to the sport of Ladies and Gentlemen ... and I, for one could not agree with them more !!!

Considering that they have the pedigree to eventually demand such ridiculousness to cease and desist, it cause me to think about other changes which could bring the game of tennis back to it's roots and probably realize a better tennis world ... So, here are my thoughts on changes that could be made to make tennis a better sport to watch and enjoy ...

 

INORDINATE CELEBRATIONS or EXPRESSIONS OF ANGUISH 

Thee is no reason for some of the ridiculous expressions of anger, anguish, or celebration during the match ... save it for when the match is over !!!

 

OUTLAW CHEAP BALL-CAPS WORN BACKWARDS

I have no problem with a player wanting to wear their ball-caps backwards, but only if they have "fitted" caps ... that adjustable strip is the cheapest hat you can but, so for a few more bucks (which all these kids have) why not go get a fitted cap ???

 

TWO (2) HANDED PLAYERS

I personally think that if you can't play equally well with one hand, you don't belong on the Tour ... 

 

IMPROPER CLOTHING

Look, you're there to play tennis, not make a fashion statement ... we don't need to see cleavage or nipples ... 

 

STICKING THE 2nd BALL IN YOUR KNICKERS

Not only is it not flattering, there are ball boys & girls to give you your next ball ... so take one ball @ a time !!!

 

BATHROOM BREAKS

I believe players could be allowed one (1) per set !!!

 

"LACK OF CONDITIONING"

This one is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard of ... in the Aussie and US Open they play in extreme heat and humidity ... if they are playing for more than two (2) hours there is no way to replace the fluids lost thru exertion without an IV drip ... and there is no way cramping should be held against the player !!! 

Oh, and while I'm at it ... a layer can raise his/her level of fitness, but that does not mean he/she is "fitter"  ...  a "fitter" is a person who fits pipes and has no place in a comparative analysis of fitness !!!   

 

COACHING

Why, on God's green earth, can't the player consult with their coach @ some pre-designated intervals ???  Even in Golf, the player has his Caddie to consult ... only in Tennis do they put the player in the field of play all by themselves ... it just seems wrong !!!

 

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