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Keep your eyes on the ball is a fundamental tennis tenet.

You may never look at tennis the same after seeing blind players in action.

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Tennis Australia posted this video of blind Aussie players. Many were introduced to the sport through Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria.

So how exactly does a blind person play tennis?

The same way you do though there are some rule modifications.

Blind players used a softer, sponge ball with a bell embedded inside—an "audible ball"—so they can track the sound. There are different categories of blind tennis. The B-3 category permits players two bounces.

The first international blind tennis tournament was held this year. Organizers are aiming for blind tennis to be included as a Paralympic Sport.

To give you an idea of how skilled avid blind players are, watch what happened here when one of the best ball strikers in history—Andre Agassi—tried his hand at blind tennis, called "Soundball" in Singapore a couple of years ago.


Photo credit: Tennis Australia

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