Blind Tennis

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by newpball, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. newpball

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  2. Aurellian

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    Wow. How is it possible to hit a ball if you can't see it.
     
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  3. v-verb

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    definite respect. I guess they can hear the ball bouncing?
     
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    Fantastic effort! I'm always amazed by blind athletes. Hard enough with all senses intact.

    It was kind of funny in that first video at the 1:00 minute mark. That one lady kind of waved her racquet and I thought "oh my, don't tell me she's going to do a Mac and bust this." :)
     
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    Well, they can't challenge the ball. What if the linesmen don't agree to the other one's call?
     
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  6. Gut4Tennis

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    they put a rattle inside the ball. fascinating
     
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  7. SFrazeur

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    Blind Tennis Balls or "Sound Balls" are oversize foam quick start balls that are cut in half, then a ping pong ball with three bbs inside is placed in the hollowed out core. Then athletic tape is wrapped around the seam.
     
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  8. sureshs

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    Their movement is better than mine!

    Is the advice to "keep your ear" on the ball?
     
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