@rocky-rockbottom said in Tennis:
come to think of it why is it so stupidly quiet at the tennis? another posh holdover from the empire nonsense. fuck it, bark your nuts off during points, have a soccer sing-a-long, some chanting, turn it into a roaring atmospheric cauldron, might even exhort the players on to greater deeds. It's not snooker. The players are just running around outside smashing a ball as hard as they can, not parsing cock valves to aortas in open heart surgery.
although this brilliant idea might fall apart in quietish lulls between the noise when someone abruptly screams "CUUUNT!" during the service action and the poor bastard goes to pieces. Maybe nick the rugby tenet, respect the kicker, respect the server. Once the ball's in play it's all on
I was listening to Australian Open Radio the other day, even the commentators were saying how archaic it was to be so quiet.
They noted that there was an unsanctioned tournament in the US, where you can actually make as much noise as you want. I thought it was a Billie Jean King one, but I can't find any reference to it online. Apparently the players get used to it quickly. Much like that 'respect the kicker' bollocks in the Northern Hemisphere.