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Tennis Helmets

Dual purpose tennis headgear
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Recently while playing tennis with my brother, I took a tumble. My ass is still black and blue, but thankfully I didn't hit my head.

Then today, while riding my bike, I noticed most everyone was wearing a helmet. Hmmm, (I just can't bring myself to do it. I would not be able to hear the birds, etc.) But that made me think...

Why not tennis helmets. Made from a fairly sturdy material with a velcro covering. That way you can keep your balls up there too. Win-Win.

If you fall, your head will gently bounce off the court, and no big deal. Well a little bit of pride might be lost, but nothing more.

blissmiss, Apr 28 2016

10S helmet http://wopico.blogs.../tennis-helmet.html
[whatrock, May 14 2016]


       // while playing tennis with my brother //   

       Most people use tennis balls. Do you throw him up into the air to serve ?   

       You must be VERY strong...   

       <reconsiders previous teasing of [Bliss] re cats/spiders, resolves to proceeed with greater caution in future>
8th of 7, Apr 29 2016

       I like the tennis ball holder idea. Don't head butt the ball boys...
po, Apr 29 2016

       I'm not sure about this. The problem appears to be stated as: //I took a tumble//, whereas the problem is surely: //while playing tennis//.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 29 2016

       He's right, you know.
8th of 7, Apr 29 2016

       Hmm, Zebra Tennis. Hmmm...Maybe, just maybe they would chase the balls, doubtful, but if trained right...
blissmiss, Apr 29 2016

       I wish you a nice warm bath to soothe your bruising, but I can't offer you a croissant to eat in it without some way to imagine how, during tennis, you could land on your head.   

       I mean, the cyclist has their feet off the ground to start with, they're travelling faster than they could run, and they're liable to be struck above their centre of gravity by something heavy (even without the active involvement of [8th] who, I'm sure, would love to demonstrate this last point). The tennis player, on the other hand, not so much. At least, not while actually playing tennis.   

       Maybe the kind of knee and elbow pads that skateboarders sometimes have would be of more help.
pertinax, Apr 30 2016

       Hey, the only thing that saved me from not hitting my head was the fact that I leaped up before it could hit. It was one nano second away from slamming on the court and bursting open. I swear. Just one nano second. Now give me the damn bun or else I'll shove a tennis ball up your...nose.
blissmiss, Apr 30 2016

       // slamming on the court and bursting open. //   

       Oooh, we would pay a dollar to watch that …   

       <recalls previous resolution not to tease [bliss]>   

8th of 7, Apr 30 2016

       8th, I hate to tell you, but my fee for watching me "burst" my head open, is waaaayyyy more than a buck. Waaaay more.   

       And as for teasing me, or not teasing me, well just bear in mind, karma's a bitch dear friend. A real bitch. Ha.
blissmiss, May 01 2016

       {turns off the taps and retreats}
pertinax, May 01 2016

       I was going to ask where on your head your ears are mounted, but previous annotations made me reconsider. Anyway, I hope you're feeling better by now.
notexactly, May 13 2016

       Mucho, Monsieur, gracias.
blissmiss, May 14 2016

       The problem is that you don't wear a helmet when riding a bicycle- where you are many times more likely to be hit by a car than on (most) tennis courts.
lewstanley, May 15 2016

       Bonus Pedantry Points awarded to [lewstanley] for very sensibly qualifying // tennis courts // with // (most) //.
8th of 7, May 15 2016

       Not sure if a tennis helmet is going to do much for your ass. Perhaps some sort of inflatable gym shorts with a shock sensor; you could bounce back to your feet and continue the game. Am I missing something?
whatrock, May 15 2016

       Well, possibly a promising career in erotic garment design...
8th of 7, May 15 2016


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