Players smelling/blowing on their fingers!

09-04-2004, 08:50 PM
Why do the majority of players smell and/or blow on their fingers before almost every point? I play tennis and do not understand the need to do this. Is it like smelling your armpits?

09-04-2004, 08:55 PM
its cos they burn of too much playing i guess. i do it too when my gripband isnt good and my fingers hurt

Aleksa's Laydee
09-04-2004, 09:02 PM
to cool off your hand, so its not sweaty and doesnt slip off the racket!

ae wowww
09-04-2004, 09:42 PM
exactly... not really to do with getting hot or in pain... you either wipe it on your shorts/shirt/towel or blow on it if you need to do so quickly...

09-04-2004, 10:39 PM
I thought it was just a meaniless habit to make you feel more 'ready' for the point.

ae wowww
09-04-2004, 10:43 PM
ha you mean like moving the strings ;)?

09-04-2004, 10:45 PM
ha you mean like moving the strings ;)?

Almost, even though moving the strings after each point has it's uses, but there's no doubt that it's natural to do so.

09-05-2004, 12:00 AM
ha you mean like moving the strings ;)?

Both are kinda annoying, actually.. :)

09-05-2004, 12:58 AM
It's just to dry your fingers if your hand is sweaty. Some players make that an habit

09-05-2004, 01:58 AM
i think the 1st person i saw do this was Becker :o
and me couldnt stand him :o

09-05-2004, 02:29 AM
Boris :worship:

09-05-2004, 04:43 AM
Maybe they like to smell the boodussy from their sweaty racquet handles. Mine is terrible I change grips often because it smell like vinegar :tape:

09-05-2004, 04:58 AM
For some, it's to dry their hands of sweat and make sure they have good grip on the racquet handle. Others are just accustomed to do it over and over again, like Jelena.Never get tired of it.:bounce: