If you like to play tennis know that you are not alone. Want to know who else likes tennis? Your dog! Those bouncy yellow balls are your pups best friend! Of course, you probably know this fact already and your pup may be well stocked with old tennis balls. So what now? How can you incorporate your love of tennis with your love for your dog? With one of these great activities of course! Not only will you get to play tennis related games but your dog will be thrilled to join you.
Anyone who plays tennis goes through lots of tennis balls. While a tennis ball may not look damaged, it may not be suitable for a legitimate game. Balls tend to lose their fuzz after being hit a few hundred times and that causes them to not spin or bounce properly. So of course these old tennis balls should go to your dog who could care less about the spin - they just want to chew! However, you can also use these tennis balls for a great game of "find the treat". All you need is a muffin tin, some old tennis balls and your dogs favorite snack! Get ready for some fun and to put those old balls to good use.
When becoming a pro tennis player (or even just a recreational tennis player), you need to work on your swing. It is imperative to learn to hit the ball hard and also accurately. This exercise will mostly work on hitting the ball hard. All you need is an open field or big space for your dog to run, a tennis racket and ball and a dog who likes to play fetch. Play this game often as your dog will love it and it will improve your tennis skills at the same time! We love a good activity where everyone wins!
If you are an avid tennis player, you probably spend a good deal of time perfecting your serve. A killer serve is the best way to set yourself on a winning path for each tennis match. So if you need to work on your serve a little, bring your dog! Your pup is the best partner for practicing solo as they will be able to bring you the ball back! No need to walk around the court picking up balls anymore, your dog will be happy to help! Grab your dogs leash, your racket and some balls and get ready to work on your game while entertaining your dog (who will also be helping you!).
A tennis court is a perfect place for a dog to just run around off the leash. They are almost always fenced in so you do not have to worry about your pup escaping.
Hide your dog's favorite tennis ball under a plastic cup and place a few other plastic cups around on the ground as well. Watch as your dog sniffs and tries to flip over each cup searching for their favorite ball!
It is a great thing when you can make your favorite past time a part of your dog's daily life as well. After all, don't you want your dog to be involved in every part of your life? Tennis is a perfect hobby for dog owners as there are so many tennis related activities you can both enjoy.