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  1. #1

    Keep your eyes OFF the ball...

    I'm no tennis instructor, but I wished I'd known about this ten years ago:

    I got hit in the eye by the ball after I miss-hit a backhand slice.

    The ball missed all the bones in my face and got me square on the eyeball.

    I was laying on the floor trying not to throw up for quite a while, and it took hours before I could see even blurryness out of it.

    Turns out my retina detached along about a quarter of its edge (up near the front of the eye). Like a wall's worth of wallpaper starting to roll down if the skylight is your pupil, and the rug is where you focus.

    Anyhow, I've had 2 lots of laser zapping over the years, and the retina on the focusing area is starting to wrinkle (the rug on the floor) so it's affecting my vision.

    I have no guarantees I'll die with 2 eyes.

    If you're not a genius tennis player who never miss hits it might be worth getting eye protection. I wish I had. I wear it for any sport at all now, even PING PONG! as you can see HERE

    I found out that the guy who ran the table tennis club I went to knew someone who lost an eye the same way but with a PING PONG BALL! He miss-hit a forehand loop.

    Be careful out there...

  2. #2
    Wow, thanks so much for the warning and I hope things go well for you and your eye. All the best.

  3. #3
    Thanks for the tip! I am really sorry you had to go through that though. Hope your eye does better!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    It's been said millions of times...
    In the development stage, the uninjured will continue to progress and rule the ladder. The injured will drop by the wayside never to be heard from again.
    True in all sports.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Was the ball really that effective on your eye?
    Well, hope it get's better!
    I wouldn't say keep your eyes off the ball,
    I'd say keep that ball AWAY from your eyes and at a reasonable distance from your body.

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