Temporary blindness from flood light

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  1. vintagefan

    vintagefan Rookie

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    How do you hit high volleys and overheads when you go "blind" temporarily by the nearby court flood light? You can't hit what you can see. Thanks!
     
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  2. TomT

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    There's nothing you can do except to not look directly at the lights. It's one of the hazards of playing under the lights.

    At my home courts it's even worse. There's a large soccer/baseball field at the south end of the courts. Across the field is a parking lot where cars face north. Sometimes they'll have their bright lights on while pulling in or out, so that the player facing south is looking right into these bright lights.

    It's certainly a challenge sometimes.
     
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  3. andreh

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    Agree. Shift your position ever so slightly as to avoid looking directly into the light, but not so much you move out position to hit the shot. Tricky, but can definietly be done. Practise.
     
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  4. goran_ace

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    Similar to how you make adjustments when the sun is high. Use your off-hand to shield your eyes and adjust your stance/position. If it's a high lob you can let it bounce.
     
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