Why I buy Penn Tennis Balls for My Dog

Skidboot The Blue Heeler Penn Tennis Ball Lover

"Dogs don't gossip. Dog's don't backstab. Dogs don't do mean."-

Nick Trout- author- The Wonder of Lost Causes

Growing up playing junior tennis I always gravitated towards Penn tennis balls.

Some think all tennis balls are all the same and at first blush even I may honestly not know exactly why I like Penn. But actually, I do! I know I liked (and continue to like) the feel, the bounce and the sound. Though I love any tennis ball, Penn seems to stand out for me.

Now, after years of creative learning by way of studying Advertising and Marketing in college, ten years with a fashion watch company and having started Wristpect Sport with my business partner I also realize another reason I like Penn...it's the font (or letter type) they use for the word, 'Penn.' All of these details matter to a brand. Like take for instance the name 'Wristpect Sport' --our team is so glad we named ourself something unique. I still chuckle thinking about the day I called my business partner to share the name that began to flood my mind as we contemplated monikers for our sport accessory company. I said the name, then had to spell it, slowly...W-R-I-S-T-P-E-C-T then the word S-P-O-R-T (singular NOT plural...that was on purpose). We almost had an LOL moment when she initially responded with, silence. Then, it hit a big spark for both of us. And we embrace it with a lot of tennis LOVE!

I know for sure I'm NOT alone in pampering my pet/s! If you're the mama (or daddy) of any kind of four-legged baby (or two or three) of any kind you know this:

We're NUTS about our Pets!

So, today I'm confessing I buy my dog a CASE of Penn tennis balls on a regular basis.

And he tears through them, RAPIDLY! I have an Australian Cattle Dog (AKA Blue Heeler) and he loves Penn as much as I do. Honestly you can throw a Penn tennis ball vs. another brand and he will sniff out the PENN!! But my other confession today is, honestly he is happy with any tennis ball---such is the life of us tennis hounds.

Skidboot The Blue Heeler Loving Penn Tennis Balls AND Cans

Below, Skidboot shows his equal love for tennis ball cans in this short video: 


Care to tell us what tennis ball you like best AND/OR share images of your pet/s on our social media sites? Share away on our Facebook page: 


OR, email us at bounceback@wristpectsport.com and we will share your pets image for you. 🐶 

Chasing Tennis & Tennis Fashion in NYC

Since this years 2018 US OPEN was EPIC on so many levels: Osaka, umpire rulings, sweltering heat and Bethanie Mattek-Sands first MAJOR win since her injury, we wanted to remember the trip with some raw footage.

We keep chasing tennis fashion and finding inspiration everywhere--all so we can bring you BOO-YA tennis accessories.


What kind of towel do you use when you play tennis? -- 2.0

Can one say too much about tennis towels? Probably and I’m just the one to try!

US OPEN tennis towels

True story: One of the ladies I play tennis with is a pro tournament towel magnet. (Judy do you recognize yourself?) I have seen her posts on Facebook from the US Open and BNP Indian Wells to name just two, of her showing off the towels that were handed to her from players. I’m not kidding you; the players just love her! Yes I’m jealous! Granted I haven’t attended nearly the number of tournaments she has, nor have I been in the on court seats that she has so kinda hard to get a towel if I’m not there like she is. I’ve only ever bought the towel from the pro tournament or been given one by a friend that goes and she bought them. (Almost as good as getting one from a player)

Last year I while watching coverage of Wimbledon, Brad Gilbert spoke on how he has a player towel from Wimbledon for every year since he has played there. In fact he’s traded towels to have both the men and women’s towels. He does what it takes to get as many as he can and it’s some fun game he plays with other guys from the tour.

This year while listening to the coverage of Wimbledon this year I heard MaryJo Fernandez say that she uses her Wimbledon towels in her guest bathrooms. (Guessing her guests may include some former Wimbledon Champions!)

Those player towels are awesome towels. Full, plush, and memorable! One year my doubles partner and I were invited to play in the Simply the Best tournament hosted by the Texas USTA Section in Austin. Here is the towel that we all received as ‘players’! It has been stored away so as not to be ruined or lost and will now be used in my continuing effort to stay out of my towel funk!

Simply the Best Masters towel

What is your favorite towel? Is it your favorite because it was a gift? Did you earn it or win it? Is it oversized, hand towel sized? Is it like a loofah or soft and plush? Feel free to comment here on what you think makes for the best tennis towel! And maybe let us know if you think we should make a towel!

Wristpect Sport a Fashion Accessory Company Tailoring Team Sponsorship

Do you love team tennis?       Do you love your tennis team?

If your answer is yes then Wristpect Sport! has a deal that's right for you--and your teammates! Let us partner with you and your team to accessorize you for a winning season.

team tennis with dynamic duo

Whether your team wears a matching uniform, or specific team color, or not; Wristpect Sport wants to offer your team sponsorship. Everyone needs to mop their sweat and we want you to do it fashionably, while saving!

Wristpect Sport studies the latest tennis fashion and we keep both colors and patterns in mind when designing our wristbands. This makes it easy for you to find a set that is tailored to your teams look.

sandestin team tennis Tennis AnyWon

To qualify for sponsorship:

  • Like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram
  • Buy 8 wristband packs or more to receive a 30% Team Tailoring discount
  • Take team photo and post it Wristpect Sport! wristbands on Wristpect Sport's Facebook OR Instagram page
  • Have fun with your team!


acics and wristpect sport wristbands


Keep partnering with us season to season and we'll keep the savings coming because who doesn't like freshening up their tennis attire EVERY season? 

Me, Tennis, and a Butterfly

The other night I was playing tennis at one of our local tennis facilities. Here’s a little shout out to L.B. Houston Tennis Center. LB recently is under new management and is in the process of updating as well as reopening for business.

This time of year in Texas means just about anything weather-wise goes. It could be cold, warm, rainy, sunny, or even sweltering! Luckily for us the rain had cleared and the sun had been out enough to dry and warm the courts for us. And because it is May the days are longer and the sun sets later providing us with more daylight for playing even at night!

butterfly on a tennis court

Evidence of such temperate times is here in this picture of our special guest! This little guy kept hanging around, first just fluttering in the sky, then using the net as a perch and finally on the court itself. 

Some Native American lore has it that Butterflies carry your wishes to the Great Spirit. Not being a Native American just native to America I cannot say for sure if that is true. What I can say is that butterflies are a universal symbol of beauty and happiness. I’ve always said that there is no place I’d rather be than on a tennis court. In fact the Wristpect Sport team agreed enough to put that very thought out there on a T-shirt. 

Katy no place Tee shirt

I love this shirt and wear it often. It doesn’t do as much for mopping my sweat as my wristband does, but it does serve as a reminder to me when I’m in a match and not playing my best. It’s then I stop and think that even if I’m not playing great, there is still no place I’d rather be.

How much more this is true when I enjoy after work evening tennis with my good friends and yes, a butterfly or two!