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. Pickleballs can also cause severe damage to the eye socket, and even the retina! 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.
Oh, before I do that, let me tell you what I think are the most important attributes of court eyeguards for pickleball and some 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
BEST ALL AROUND VALUE AND SAFE FIT FOR ADULTS AND JUNIORS
Head Icon Pro Eyeguards
Head Rave Eyeguards
BEST COURT EYEGUARDS FOR A NARROW FACE (men or ladies)
Head Pro Elite Eyeguards
Prince Pro Lite
You can also find a selection of Prescription Capable Goggles and Over-the-Glasses style guards on our site under our eyeguards category.
Written by BRS Staff