Originally Posted by omega4
I think someone who has been hit with a heavy ball in the face at the net dead on might beg to differ with your assertion.
I have been hit in my groin, face, ears, you name it, I have been hit there by serves, overheads, whatever.
I have also been hit in my face with a hard softball grounder.
Getting hit by something hard like a softball/baseball, will get you injured. Getting hit by a tennis ball is nothing. I don't get all the whining around here about getting hit. People think they hit MUCH harder than they actually do.
If getting hit by tennis balls caused real injuries (other than freak kind), the pros would all be wearing goggles and other protective gear.