Who buys giant tennis balls? Tennis balls in their original size work well – they can be hit by racquets without too much fuss, you can use it in place of a cricket ball for beach cricket and you can play fetch with it with your dog. Take these giant versions – are there giant racquets, or giant cricket bats? So what is the point of a giant tennis ball? Dogs like them and the giant versions are better than the normal size as dogs can’t puncture it. The Diadora website lists the giant tennis ball as an accessory (an accessory to what?) which can be used to collect autographs. But wait! Someone has found another use for it – set it on fire and bounce!
Catherine photographed this selection of balls in a Coburg shop.