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Tennis Clubs 'sexually suggestive' Calendar banned by Facebook

Grass Clippings - Anyone for Tennis CalendarAn amateur tennis club's charity calendar broke Facebook's strict rules after the social media site said the photographs were 'sexually suggestive'.

Members of the Belper Tennis Club in Derbyshire stripped off and posed with yellow and green balls protecting their modesty for the tongue-in-cheek photoshoot.

One female player was pictured laying in a bathtub full of tennis balls while another member held up a giant ball after taking his clothes off.

They made the 'Anyone for Tennis?' 2018 calendar to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society but were told the black-and-white images were not acceptable for the site.

Facebook got in touch with the group because the photographs breached their strict rules on nudity.  

Photographer Ashley Franklin, 62, took the snaps and has blasted Facebook, saying the ruling 'beggars belief'.

He said: 'I was approached to take some pictures of a tennis club for a charity calendar and jumped at it.

'We did a great shoot, cheeky shots of the members covering their modesty with yellow tennis balls.

'To get some interest going and promote it, I posted some pictures on Facebook but soon received a snotty message from Facebook saying it broke their rules on nudity.  Really, we are all born naked!

You can buy a calendar by getting in touch with the Tennis Club

Read more on The Daily Mail

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