Joke's on me, I suppose, as the tennis ball was still made in China. Apparently, though, overseas labels call it "P.R.C." meaning, I assume, the People's Republic of China. Not sure why they don't say that here in the U.S. It also cost 14.90 Prague currency, which my friend assured me was around two bucks.
The ball was textured a bit differently than they normally seem to be, and the seam where the rubber halves got put together was very evident. It smelled the way a tennis ball should. So, lead poisoning concerns aside, I handed it over to Elka.
You might accuse me of using stock photos of the top of Elka's head, but I assure you, it's authentic every time.
This is also not a stock photo, but something that she does, every time. It's like the tennis ball is Big League Chew.
So, at the end, after all of that, the Prague tennis ball lasted for four minutes. Which, really, seems to be par for the course.