Originally Posted by Cindysphinx
Plaintiff is very lucky I wasn't the judge.
If you are on a tennis court walking by the net, you are assuming the risk that someone serving a tennis ball will hit you in the eye. If you don't wish to assume that risk, walk along the back curtain.
You don't even follow what happened, and yet you are making sarcastic comments. It sure feels good to laugh at "frivolous" lawsuits and the suffering of other people - till it happens to you. It gives people a kind of perverse pleasure and an opportunity to lecture others on morals and responsibility.
The game/session had ended. When a game ends, people shake hands and exit from near the net, not by walking along the back of the court. Then this player picks up a ball and serves (why???) and hits the person.
It is the same situation if you were spinning rackets or tossing, and somebody quickly picks up the ball and serves and hurts you. You certainly don't take on the risk of deliberate predatory activities before and after play when you decide to play tennis.