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Playing Tennis in the Dark

Looking for a way to stay active, during the cold winter months? Try tennis!

Tennis is non-impact, provides great cardio, and is a sport people who are blind or visually impaired play too.

The sport uses a sound-adapted foam tennis ball and a racket slightly shorter than you would use when playing tennis on an outdoor court. Start out just hitting the ball back and forth against a wall. Basement and garage walls work well.

For a little cardio, challenge yourself to hit it harder as if you were playing racquetball against yourself. Invite a friend to join you and eventually start to volley the ball back and forth slowly. For a challenge—wear a sleep shade while playing. Come on, you can do it: people who are blind do it all the time.

To see the sport in action, be sure to watch this video from Metro Blind Sports.

Want to see videos about other sports? Visit the APH Sports Video Library.

Ready to get started? Our 30-Love Tennis Kit has everything you need.

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