Originally Posted by gameboy
Look, you could go jogging, trip over something, hit your head on the sidewalk and die. Everything you do can result in "shooting your eye out".
Losing your eye during a tennis match so remote that it is not even worth discussing. You can roll over your ankle reaching wide or behind for a ball FAR more often. Does that mean we should all refrain from hitting the ball away from the opponent?
If you are on the court, you can/will get hit. It is part of the game. Trust me, it won't hurt in 99.9999% of the case. Just play the game.
That's why I don't play with my mixed partner anymore because she was scared of getting hit with the ball...