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Sliding his feet and gliding the tip of his tennis racket across the court floor, Randy Vargas, 9, was positioning himself. He was feeling for the small cord taped to the Boys & Girls Club of Mission gym floor — the only way Vargas, who has been blind all his life, could know where he was on the court. The Mission native was one of the 19 players Saturday morning at the fourth annual Blind Tennis Tournament in Mission. Competitors came from across the Rio Grande Valley, Laredo and Reynosa to play. The sport, which is also known as soundball tennis, follows most of the same rules as regular tennis. There are singles and doubles competitions, but completely blind competitors are allowed three bounces. Partially sighted are allowed two. Read the full story at themonitor.com
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