By Ann Tatko-Peterson
Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 at 10:37 pm in Just Bizarre.
A 9-year-old was banned from an Australian tennis club for grunting too loudly. It seems Lauryn Edwards took her love of Russian star Maria Sharapova (a famous grunter) a little too far, according to a Herald Sun report. An opposing player complained that the “excessive” noise was distracting, so Mt. Carmel Tennis Club wanted a guarantee that Lauryn would play silently from now on.
Her father’s reply: “What do you want me to do? Put Band-Aids over her mouth?” Next, we’ll be banning all “Hut-huts” from football and “Hey batter-batters” from baseball. We wouldn’t want to put opposing players at a disadvantage.