The Rubber-Protected Tennis Ball is a Nerf-branded dog ball that was released in 2013 under the Nerf Dog series.


It is a tennis ball that, as the name suggests, is protected by rubber which allows it to be bounced, as well as be chewed on. On the inside of each rubber layer is a regular tennis ball. The ball's rubber protection has a tough surface to withstand frequent chewing and extend the lifespan of the ball inside. The ball itself is approximately three and a half inches long and comes in three different colors.


It was released in the first line of Nerf Dog products. It was first unveiled at a SuperZoo convention in July, 2013.

Color schemes

The Rubber-Protected Tennis Ball comes in the following color schemes;

  • Neon green and neon green
  • Blue and orange
  • Red and neon green