Tennis Players and their Pets

For professional tennis players, most of the weeks of the year are spent in and out of hotels, scrambling through their suitcases and competing at tournaments all over the world and as glamorous as their lives are, they have very little down time to relax and enjoy time with their loved ones: Their families, friends – and their pets!

With a challenging tournament schedule which takes up most of the year, many of the ATP and WTA players have shared their fondness for their pets and discussed how much they miss them at home – or in the case of some players, how they take them to tournaments!

To animal loving people, dogs are like a member of the family and their furry, four-legged child acts as a great companion who is happy to greet them when they’re back, are a reliable companion and their tail will wag in non-judgmental happiness whether their owner has just won or lost a match.  Failing this, maybe they are just as good with their tennis balls skills during a game of fetch or are handy ball ‘kids’ collecting stray balls during the player’s training sessions? Who knows? But one thing is for certain, the professionals may act tough on the tennis courts, but off the court, they can’t help but gush about their beloved pooch.

Here are some examples of the players and their canine best friend at their side or in their thoughts – usually on twitter! To enjoy reading this article and all of the pictures, please click here.

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About Lisa-Marie Burrows

Lisa-Marie Burrows has a MA in Sports Broadcast Journalism and is a freelance sports journalist. She has covered many national and international tennis tournaments and has worked in Paris for Eurosport News channel. She is a member of the International Press Association and a journalist for its online magazine, IMPress. She has contributed articles for various leading websites including www.tennisgrandstand.com, www.worldtennismagazine.com, www.tennisbloggers.com, www.tennisscoop.co.uk and www.olympictennis.net. Lisa-Marie operates her tennis website www.tennisnewsviews.com where you can read her reports. She can be reached at lburrows@internationalpress.com or on Twitter @TennisNewsViews.

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