New balls, please!

Let’s move onto tennis. So much for football and wearing my Wales red shirt. 

Maybe we should don our tennis whites instead.  IMG_2157 (1)No nations to represent – just for the love of tennis balls!IMG_2160 (1)May’s comment: We’re actually off to a Wimbledon doggy dinner tonight at Henry Root – so all dressed up for the event.


  1. Christine

    Great photo’s, but I do not know if you know but at my training class we were told do not give dogs ordinary tennis balls, but only tennis balls for dogs (Kong do them) The ordinary balls are filled with a gas. So if a dog chews them they may be affected by the gas. My Gracie chews anything so I have to be careful. May I Hope you do not mind me pointing this out.

  2. Jill Green

    Christine, it can be hard to get to the bottom of these issues, and I was alarmed to read what ypubhad been told! Charlie has a tennis ball addiction! Google provided this alternative view:. More than 20 years ago, some tennis balls were found to have unacceptable levels of lead in the dye of the fabric coating, and theoretically this could have poisoned dogs. Modern tennis balls use a safe dye that will not cause any harm.

    I’ve also heard rumours that the gas in pressurised tennis balls could be toxic, but this also is untrue: they contain nitrogen, which is harmless. As an indication of the safety of tennis balls, the old balls from Wimbledon used to be donated to wildlife trusts ( to make nests for the endangered harvest mouse.

  3. Elizabeth Burman

    Commiserations on Wales’ defeat, but you and Georgie look so cool in your tennis gear.

  4. Alison Mullett

    You look ready for a game of mixed doubles! Hope you have fun at Henry Root

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