As we get ready for the season of Florida tennis tournaments, one player questions the value of wearing sunglasses (which almost NO pro players wear).
To Wear or Not to wear?
He writes, “As I plot my January tennis campaign in Florida, the thought arose of afternoon doubles matches having serves and overheads in the sun issues. Are sunglasses the answer and if so which brand, style?”
“And, do you wear them on both sides or just when you are on the sun side?”
“One sunglass professional told me there is no such thing as sunglasses for tennis, it is just marketing.”
It could be just marketing; but I have bought into the Bolle concept. My sunglasses actually have additional prescription inserts and I wear them on both sides of the court on sunny days. I find that it both helps block out the sun and enhances the image of the ball in lower light situations.
Sunglasses also help protect the eyes from damaging ultra violet rays. I cannot understand why pro players do NOT wear sunglasses (or even wear their hats on facing the front)!
What Do You Think? And, any solution to stop fogging on a humid day?
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is a tournament-level, senior tennis player who lives and plays his tennis most of the year in Naples FL and the summer months on Lake Sunapee, NH. A professional writer who owned and ran a direct marketing company for 30 years, George writes the popular tennis web site SeniorTennisAndFitness.com and authored the book "Senior Tennis."