I started researching this topic to see if there is something, late in life, that you can do to improve this type of coordination. While I doubt I’ll get much better at Tennis, I’ll certainly give the eye focusing exercise a try.
Can you improve your “sports vision?” Are there exercises that can help your eyes? Because I treat so many professional and high-level athletes, I am often asked if vision can be improved as it relates to sports performance.
While I don’t think there are exercises that can improve your vision per se, you can improve the way your body tracks moving objects by doing some simple drills. This will help on the field and on the court.
Try playing catch with a friend. Use a large Wiffle Ball (or any larger ball). Write large letters and numbers on the ball with a Sharpie. Try to call out the last number or letter you see before catching the ball. Also practice quickly focusing on a near, then far object. Keep going back and forth – faster and faster, focusing on your ability to focus properly.