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How to Use Old Tennis Balls

Don't throw away your old tennis balls. Recycle them using these 7 helpful tips.


  • Step 1: Protect your trailer hitch Protect your trailer hitch by using the ball as a cover.
  • Step 2: Give to senior center Cut a slit in the balls and give them to a senior center to make skid stoppers on the legs of walkers.
  • TIP: You can also use them under chair or desk legs.
  • Step 3: Prevent bike from sinking Prevent your bike from sinking into mud or grass by sticking a ball on the end of the kickstand.
  • Step 4: Donate Donate them to an animal shelter for the dogs to play with.
  • Step 5: Throw in dryer Throw a few washed tennis balls in the dryer to fluff up the laundry and knock out any lumps.
  • Step 6: Put on antenna Put a tennis ball on top of your antenna to locate your car in a crowded parking lot.
  • Step 7: Squeeze a ball Squeeze a tennis ball in your hand to relieve stress and increase hand strength. Keep yourself and the planet healthy by recycling.
  • FACT: In 2003, a golden retriever named Augie set a world record for holding 5 tennis balls in his mouth at one time.

You Will Need

  • Trailer hitch
  • Knife
  • Senior center
  • Kickstand
  • Animal shelter
  • Clothes dryer
  • Car antenna
  • Chairs (optional)
  • Desks (optional)

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