270+ Tennis Dog Names For Your Pup

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Ah, tennis – the gentleman’s sport, where Wimbledon strawberries and cream are as iconic as the swish of a perfectly executed backhand and love means nothing at all (LOL)! 

For many, tennis represents the epitome of class, grace, and sportsmanship. But what if you're not just a tennis enthusiast but a proud dog owner as well? How do you merge your love for the game with your furry friend's unique identity? The answer may lie in the world of tennis dog names. 

In this article, we will serve up an ace of inspiration by exploring an extensive collection of tennis-themed names that are sure to make your canine companion a star both on and off the court. Whether you're a seasoned player, a casual fan, or just someone who appreciates the elegance of the sport, you'll discover the perfect name that serves up a winning match for your four-legged champion. 

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🚺 Tennis Dog Names Inspired By Female Players

This list makes us nostalgic for the days when Monica Seles used to shriek-grunt her way through matches and Steffi Graf was the Queen of Cool. As far as dog names go, you really can't beat “Goolagong” – we cannot imagine any other dog in the whole world having that name! If you would like something a little more mainstream, we adore the name “Billie Jean” for a female pup.

AnastasiaAnastasia Potapova – Russian tennis player
AnnaAnna Kournikova – Russian tennis player
ArynaAryna Sabalenka – Belarusian tennis player
BeatrizBeatriz Haddad Maia – Brazilian tennis player
BelindaBelinda Bencic – Swiss tennis player
Billie JeanBillie Jean King – American tennis player
CamilaCamila Giorgi – Italian tennis player
CarolineCaroline Garcia – French tennis player
ChrisChris Evert – American tennis player
CocoCoco Gauff – American tennis player
DariaDaria Kasatkina – Russian tennis player
DonnaDonna Vekic – Croatian tennis player
ElenaElena Rybakina – Kazakhstan tennis player
ElinaElina Svitolina – Ukranian tennis player
EliseElise Mertens – Belgian tennis player
EmmaEmma Raducanu – British tennis player
EugenieEugenie Bouchard – Canadian tennis player
GoolagongEvonne Goolagong Cawley – Australian tennis player
HingisMartina Hingis – Swiss tennis player
JasmineJasmine Paolini – Italian tennis player
JessicaJessica Pegula – American tennis player
JustineJustine Henin – Belgian tennis player
KarolinaKarolina muchova – Czech tennis player
LaylahLaylah Fernandez – Canadian tennis player
LesiaLesia Tsurenko – Ukrainian tennis player
MadisonMadison Keys – American tennis player
MagdaMagda Linette – Polish tennis player
MaiaBeatriz Haddad Maia – Brazilian tennis player
MariaMaria Sharapova – Russian tennis player
MartaMarta Kostyuk – Ukrainian tennis player
MartinaMartina Navratilova – Czech tennis player
MonicaMonica Seles – Yugoslavian tennis player
OnsOns Jabeur – Tunisian tennis player
PetraPetra Martic – Croatian tennis player
QinwenQinwen Zheng – Chinese tennis player
SakkariMaria Sakkari – Greek tennis player
SaniaSania Mirza – Indian tennis player
SerenaSerena Williams – American tennis player
SimonaSimona Halep – Romanian tennis player
SloaneSloane Stephens – American tennis player
SofiaSofia Kenin – American tennis player
SoranaSorana Cirstea – Romanian tennis player
SteffiSteffi Graf – German tennis player
VenusVenus Williams – American tennis player
VeronikaVeronika Kudermetova – Russian tennis player
VictoriaVictoria Azarenka – Belarusian tennis player
ZhangZhang Kailin – Chinese tennis player

🚹 Tennis Dog Names Inspired By Male Players

Who could forget the tantrums thrown by McEnroe? They are the stuff of legend and his epic on-court meltdown’s coined the now iconic phrase “You cannot be serious!” If you would like to name your dog after someone a little less controversial, we adore the names “Matteo” and “Norrie” for your boy dog.

AdrianAdrian Mannarino – French tennis player
AlexAlex de Minaur – Australian tennis player
AlexanderAlexander Zverev – German tennis player
AndreAndre Agassi – American tennis player
AndreyAndrey Rublev – Russian tennis player
AndyAndy Murray British tennis player
AslanAslan Karatsev – Russian tennis player
BeckerBoris Becker – German tennis player
BjornBjorn Borg – Swedish tennis player
BorisBoris Becker – German tennis player
BornaBorna Coric – Croatian tennis player
CameronCameron Norrie – British tennis player
CarlosCarlos Alcaraz – Spanish tennis player
CasperCasper Ruud – Norwegian tennis player
ChangMichael Chang – American tennis player
DanDan Evans – British tennis player
DaniilDaniil Medvedev – Russian tennis player
DenisDenis Shapovalov – Canadian tennis player
FelixFelix Auger Aliassime – Canadian tennis player
FrancesFrances Tiafoe – American tennis player
GrigorGrigor Dimitrov – Bulgarian tennis player
GustavoGustavo Kuerten – Brazilian tennis player
HewittLleyton Hewitt – Australian tennis player
HolgerHolger Rune – Danish tennis player
HubertHubert Hurkacz – Polish tennis player
IvanIvan Lendl – Czech tennis player
JannikJannik Sinner – Italian tennis player
JarryNicolas Jarry – Chilean tennis player
JimmyJimmy Connors – American tennis player
JohnJohn McEnroe – American tennis player
LorenzoLorenzo Sonego – Italian tennis player
MatsMats Wilander – Swedish tennis player
MatteoMatteo Berrettini – Italian tennis player
MurrayAndy Murray British tennis player
NorrieCameron Norrie – British tennis player
NovakNovak Djokovic – Serbian tennis player
PatrickPatrick Rafter – Australian tennis player
PetePete Sampras – American tennis player
RafaelRafael Nadal – Spanish tennis player
RodRod Laver – Australian tennis player
RoddickAndy Roddick – American tennis player
RogerRoger Federer – Swiss tennis player
SebastianSebastian Korda – American tennis player
StanStan Wawrinka – Swiss tennis player
StefanStefan Edberg – Swedish tennis player
StefanosStefanos Tsitsipas – Greek tennis player
TallonTallon Griekspoor – Dutch tennis player
TaylorTaylor Fritz – American tennis player
TommyTommy Paul – American tennis player
UgoUgo Humbert – French tennis player

🤩 Give Your Tennis Dog One Of The Tennis Stars Nicknames

There is nothing better than the nicknames that are bestowed on sportsmen and women and tennis does not disappoint! These names range from the funny to the cool and some are just utterly absurd, but good for a laugh none-the-less. We love the names “Pistol Pete” and “Rocket Man” for boys and “Juju” and “Little Mo” for girls.

A-RodAndy Roddick
Baron von SlamBoris Becker
Big BillWilliam Tilden Jr.
Big PanchoPancho Gonzalez
Boom BoomBoris Becker
ButchEarl Buchholz
ChinoMarcelo Rios
DelPoJuan Martin Del Potro
DjokerNovak Djokovic
DominatorDominic Thiem
DreddyDustin Brown
El GatoMiloslav Mecir
FedExRoger Federer
Gorgeous GussieGertrude Moran
GugaGustavo Kuerten
Ice BorgBjorn Borg
Ice MaidenChris Evert
Ivan the TerribleIvan Lendl
JujuJustine Henin
Le Mozart NoirYannick Noah – it means The Black Mozart
Little BillWilliam Johnston
Little Miss Poker FaceHelen Wills Moody
Little MoMaureen Connolly
Little PanchoPancho Segura
MosquitoJuan Carlos Ferrero
MusclesKen Rosewall
MusterminatorThomas Muster
MuzzaAndy Murray
PeachyFern Kellmeyer
PeanutMaureen Louie-Harper
Pistol PetePete Sampras – American tennis player
Prime TimeGrigor Dimitrov
Rocket ManAndy Roddick
RustyLleyton Hewitt
ScudMark Philippoussis
SerbinatorNovak Djokovic
Smokin' Jo WillyJo-Wilfried Tsonga
Special KeiKei Nishikori
Stan the ManStan Wawrinka
StanimalStan Wawrinka
Super BratJohn McEnroe
TabascoFernando Verdasco
TedCuthbert Tinling
The Barcelona BumblebeeArantxa Sanchez Vicario
The BUlldozerDavid Ferrer
The PunisherAndre Agassi
Tiger TimTim Henman
TimboTim Henman
Tin ManTim Henman
Tomic the Tank EngineBernard Tomic
TsunamiJo-Wilfried Tsonga
Uncle ToniAntonio Nadal (coach)
Wild ThingNick Kyrgios
X-ManXavier Malisse

😁 Funny Tennis Related Dog Names For Your Pooch

You must know by now that over here at Dogs Planet we are big fans of corny puns and so we had to include this silly list of funny, punny dog names. Did we honor your favorite player with a crazy doggy pun?

Andre Wagassifor Andre Agassi – a legend on the courts
Bobby Diggsfor Bobby Riggs the tennis player
Boris Barkerfor Boris Becker – he is a famous tennis player
Caroline Woofniakifor Caroline Wozniaki – a tennis player
Eugenie Poochardfor Eugenie Bouchard – a female tennis player
Evonne Droolagongfor Evonne Goolagong Cawley – she is a tennis player
Fabio Dogninifor Fabio Fognini – a tennis player
Fangsesca Schiabonefor Fransesca Schiavone – she is an Italian tennis player
Lindsay Davenpupfor Lindsay Davenport – she plays tennis
Lleyton Chewittfor Lleyton Hewitt – he is a tennis player
Maria Shar Pei Povafor Maria Sharapova – a famous tennis player
Mary Jo Furnandezfor Mary Jo Fernandez – a tennis player
Novak Djokofetchfor Novak Djokovic – he is a well-known tennis star
Steffi Grrrrrrraffor Steffi Graf – one of the greatest female players

🎬 Name Your Tennis Dog After These Fictional Tennis Characters

Pop culture does not have a wealth of fictional characters to draw on in the tennis realm – most of the movies are nonfiction accounts of the lives of famous tennis stars and there are a number of docu-series about tennis too. We did manage to rustle up this cool list of names though, thanks to some little known characters with an affinity for the game. We adore the name “Flamebird” and this would be particularly suited to a red-coated dog like the Irish Red Setter. We also love the dog names “Lizzie” and “Teddy” for a girl and boy respectively.

Akiraa character in the Prince of Tennis anime
AnneAnne Boonchuy is from the Disney show Amphibia
Arta character from the movie Challengers set to be released in 2024
BetteBette Kane aka Flamebird is the cousin of Batwoman and was a professional tennis player – she is a DC superheroine
BradBrad Vernon played a tennis pro in the show One Life to Live
Eijia character in the Prince of Tennis anime
Finna character from the movie Challengers set to be released in 2024
FlamebirdBette Kane aka Flamebird is the cousin of Batwoman and was a professional tennis player – she is a DC superheroine
Guythe tennis player character from the movie Strangers on a Train
JaimeJaime Sommers was a tennis player before becoming a cyborg in the show Bionic Woman
Kaorua character in the Prince of Tennis anime
Lenaa character from the movie Spring Fever
Lizziefrom the movie Wimbledon
MinervaMinerva Glass is a character in the anime Detective Conan – she was inspired by Steffi Graf
Monsieur Hulotfrom the French film Monsieur Hulot's Holiday
Nancyshe is a character in the Archie comics and plays tennis
Neila character from the movie Spring Fever
Pedroa character from the movie Spring Fever
Peterfrom the movie Wimbledon
Richiefrom the movie The Royal Tenenbaums
RyomaRyoma Echizen is a character in the manga series The Prince of Tennis
Shinjia character in the Prince of Tennis anime
Steviea character from the movie Spring Fever
Takeshia character in the Prince of Tennis anime
Tashia character from the movie Challengers set to be released in 2024
TeddyTheodore Teddy Montgomery is a tennis player in the show 90210
Tezukaa character in the Prince of Tennis anime
TheodoreTheodore Teddy Montgomery is a tennis player in the show 90210
Thomasfrom the movie Final Set
VernonBrad Vernon played a tennis pro in the show One Life to Live

🎾 Tennis Terms That Make Fun Dog Names

Like most sports, there is no shortage of funny terms in tennis – we think these ones make especially good dog names. You cannot go wrong with the tennis dog names “Ace” and “Champ”.

Acewhen you serve a ball that doesn't get returned
Alleythe area between the single court lines and the double court lines
Champthe shortened version of Champion which refers to the overall winner of a tennis tournament
Championthe overall winner of the tournament
Chip and Chargethis is a great tennis term for a pair of dogs – this play is when you step into the court to return a serve but hit it to the opposite side of the court to the server while simultaneously charging forward to the net to prepare to volley the return
Chopto hit a ball back with extreme backspin
Claythis is a type of court surface that is played on – you also get grass and hard courts
Deucewhen the score is tied 40 all
Doubleswhen you have 2 players on a team
Drop Shotwhen you slice the ball softly with backspin so it just flops over the net out of reach of your opponent
Fetcherthe ball boys and girls fetch the balls for the players
Jamminghitting the ball at your opponents body which doesn't allow them to use their racket to hit it back – “Jam” or “Jammer” are cool related dog names
Lobwhen the ball goes way over the opponent's head
Lovethat is when the score is zero
Rallywhen you hit the ball back and forth successfully a number of times
Serverthe person who serves the ball – the players take turns to do this
Smasherwhen you hit a hard overhead shot with force it's called a smash
Spinhitting a ball in a certain way to cause it to spin – you can have topspin and backspin – “Spinner” is a cool dog name
Tweenera shot that goes between your opponents legs
Volleywhen you hit the ball before it bounces
Winnera shot that cannot be returned

🥰 Give Your Pup A Name Inspired By The Best Tennis Brands

Most of the well-known sporting brands around the world have lines of tennis clothes, shoes or equipment. Our top pick from this list is “Puma” because it is suited to both genders.

Adidasthey make tennis shoes and clothing
Asicsthey are known for their shoes
Babolatthis is a French company that makes tennis equipment (as well as other sports)
Diadorathey make sportswear and shoes
Dunlopthey make tennis rackets
Filathey make tennis clothing
Headthey make tennis rackets
K-Swissthey make tennis clothes and shoes
Lacostethis brand makes a wide range of things and was founded by a tennis player – they sponsor a number of top players
LottoLotto Sport Italia make a range of sporting equipment and clothing
Mizunothey make all kinds of sporting apparel
New Balancethey make shoes and apparel – “NewB” would be a cool dog name
Nikethis worldwide brand makes all kinds of sports gear including tennis equipment
Pacificthey make rackets, strings and accessories
PrincePrince Sports makes a range of tennis equipment and apparel
ProKennexthey cater to all racket sports – “Pro” or “Kennex” would work as for dog names
Pumathey make sports gear and have a subsection of tennis gear
Slazengerthey are a well-known sporting goods brand and also cater to tennis
Tecnifibrethey make sporting equipment and specialize in tennis and squash – “Tecni” might be a dog name
Wilsonthis is a popular sporting goods company who also makes tennis equipment
Yonexthis is a Japanese company that makes tennis equipment as well as other sporting gear

🕶️ Name Your Puppy After Tennis Equipment

This list was so much fun to make and is guaranteed to get you giggling. We love the dog names “Squeegee” and “Racer”. 

BallsYou hit a ball back and forth in tennis – this might be a cheeky name for an unneutered boy dog (lol)
Bananayou often see tennis players eating bananas between sets for an energy boost
Bandanathese are used to keep your hair back and keep sweat out your eyes while playing
Clipperfor ball clips – they let the player attach the balls to their clothes while playing
Courtyou play tennis on a specially demarcated court
Gripperfor grip tape – its wrapped around the racket to help with comfort and to stop the racket slipping when your hands get sweaty
Hoppera ball hopper is used to transport balls around the court
Machinea ball machine allows you to practice alone – its a machine that fires balls at you to hit back
Nettyfor the tennis net – you have to hit the ball over the net
Racermany women choose a racerback style of top or dress to play in
Racketyou need to hit the ball back and forth with your racket
Rosinthis sticky substance is used to improve grip on the racket – it helps to keep the players hands dry
Shortymale players wear shorts to play and the women sometimes put shorts on under their dresses or skirts
Sleevean arm sleeve gives the arm support and prevents the muscles from tightening up – it is usually worn on the dominant arm
Sneakerall tennis players wear shoes called sneakers to play in
Socksall tennis players wear socks with their shoes
Squeegeethese are used to dry out an outdoor tennis court if its rained and play needs to resume
Stringsthe racket has a number of criss-crossed strings that allow you to hit the ball
Sunnythe slang term for sunglasses are Sunnies – they are sometimes worn if you are facing the sun when playing
Teefor the tennis t-shirt that players wear during a match
Visorthis is a type of tennis hat that keeps the sun out of their eyes

😍 Dog Names Inspired By Popular Tennis Courts Around The World

There are so many places to play tennis around the world and some of the most popular courts are set in simply exquisite locations. There is one on a cliff edge overlooking the ocean, there is a floating court out in the sea and even one on top of a helipad in Dubai – I am not sure what happens when you hit those balls over the edge – “Look out belooooooooow!”

AhoyRotterdam Ahoy is in the Netherlands
AnzaThe Courts Anza- Borrego are in California
AsheArthur Ashe Stadium is in New York
AstorAstor Courts are in New York
Cajathe Caja Magica is in Madrid in Spain
CampoCampo Centrale is in Rome, Italy
CavalerieLa Cavalerie Club is in Paris
DiamondDiamond Court is in China
HarrisBunabhainneadar tennis court is the most isolated court in the Uk and is found on the Isle of Harris in Scotland
LaverRod Laver Arena is in Australia
PhilippeCourt Philippe Chatrier is a clay court in France
PietroSan Pietro Di Positano is in Italy
RolandRoland Garros is the French court used for the French Open
Wimbledonprobably the most famous tennis location in the world – everyone knows Wimbledon!

Last Thoughts

And that’s Game, Set and Match! We hope you have enjoyed exploring the world of tennis with us and have picked out the perfect tennis-inspired name for your pup. Let us know your favorite’s in the comments below.

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