Why don’t tennis players wear sunglasses?
10th February 2015
For some sports like fishing, shooting, cycling and skiing, sunglasses have always been worn. In other sports like cricket, golf, athletics and running more and more professional and recreational / amateur sports enthusiasts are now wearing them. But why don’t top tennis players wear sunglasses?
We think the answer is probably because many tennis stadiums are relatively small, enclosed and with restricted air movement meaning the atmosphere can typically be humid. That means close fitting sunglasses will frequently mist up. For recreational / club tennis players, wearing sunglasses can be a real advantage and of course they will protect your eyes from harmful UVR. Low sun can be a major nuisance interfering with vision – caps will help but sunglasses even more so.
Which sunglasses are good for tennis?
Sunglasses with brown lenses are especially good because not only will they cope with strong sunlight but they add contrast – everything will appear a little sharper helping with definition. Blue lenses are also ideal as they “highlight” a yellow ball – making it easier to see. And on hard courts sunlight reflecting off the surface can cause glare – polarised sunglasses will eliminate that glare.
Bollé have a specialist tennis lens – Phantom Court. This lens is designed specifically for tennis players – enhancing contrasts to highlight white and yellow colours on court.
We have a selection of sunglasses suitable for tennis with prices starting at under £10, and free UK delivery on orders of £20 & over. Check out our tennis sunglasses.