Tennis SERVES uses equipment that relies on the senses of hearing and touch.
Sound-Adapted Tennis Balls
Made in Japan, each adapted tennis ball contains a small ping-pong ball filled with many small metal balls. These balls rattle on impact, allowing the athlete to locate the ball by hearing it.
Our athletes use junior-sized tennis rackets, measuring 19 inches in length. The rackets have a large head and short grip.
Blind tennis uses badminton nets, which are lowered to the ground and are shorter than tennis nets.
The court size is smaller than a regulation tennis court. Lines are defined by taping string to the ground using duct tape. This way, athletes can use their feet to feel where they are on the court.