Learn how to select pickleball eyeguards and and platform tennis eyeguards!
Let’s start by saying that we’ve come a long way from the “mad scientist”, “do-I-really-have-to-wear-those?” goggles for the court. Let us also agree that when it comes to platform tennis, that ball is nasty and is the last thing you want connecting with your eyes, period. Cold, heavy & hard, it will hurt like #%^@# and more importantly can cause severe eye damage. But for every player that stops in our store to purchase court eyeguards that have had everything from a close call to a severe eye injury, there are many more that SHOULD be coming in to invest the $10-$30 to safeguard their eyes. The common theme? They know they should have been wearing eye protection but just didn’t bother.
Don’t be one of them! Please, please, please wear certified court eyewear when you play.
Not the easiest thing to select over the internet, agreed. I’m going to set out a few pointers and top picks based on our last 20 years of selling these things. To make things easier, I’m going to point you to styles that are available now and have proven to be the safest bets without trying them on. Hopefully this will be the next closest thing to being in the store having me whip them on and off your face testing the fit!
Oh, before I do that, let me tell you what I think are the most important attributes specifically for Platform Tennis and that I have based the following recommendations on:
- Best ventilation (for the least fogging in both steamy outdoor evenings or on those blizzarding nights for winter platform tennis players)
- Best vision (least distortion)
- Most comfortable / best fitting
Shop Eyeguards by sport:
Paddle Tennis Eyeguards / Platform Tennis Eyeguards
Beach Tennis Eyeguards
Pickleball Eyeguards / Protective Eye Glasses for Pickleball
BEST ALL AROUND VALUE AND SAFE FIT FOR ADULTS AND JUNIORS
BEST COURT EYEGUARDS FOR LADIES
BEST COURT EYEGUARDS FOR A BROAD FACE (trying not to say big head)
BEST COURT EYEGUARDS FOR A NARROW FACE (men or ladies)
OK, so if you have questions about narrowing the field even more, please call us at 1-800-724-9439 to discuss! You can also find a selection of Prescription Capable Goggles and Over-the-Glasses style guards on our site under our Eyeguards category.
We’d love to hear what you think. What is your favorite style and what / who inspired you to wear them?
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Written by Cate Bell