View Full Version : True, False or Urban Legend?

04-26-2004, 08:23 AM
the myth about rejuvinating dead tennis balls by putting them in the dryer. Is this true? I have yet to try it but was wondering if any of you has heard of such a thing or have tried it.

Jay Welvaert
04-26-2004, 08:35 AM
i bet that hte heat would put pressure in the balls just like putting a basketball infront of a heater. But after like 10 min I bet that it would go dead again

04-26-2004, 11:52 AM
I have taken the old tennis balls and put them in the dryer. I use them for my HS tennis team practices. They seem to hold up for a while. So some truth in it.

04-26-2004, 01:46 PM
When the air in the ball gets hot, it expands and makes the ball harder but it'll go flat again once it cools.

04-28-2004, 08:07 PM
Even if it worked the balls are "bald" theres no future in that .

04-29-2004, 10:12 AM
$1.99 for a new can . . . how much to run your dryer ?

Ditto on perfmode !!

. . . Bud

04-29-2004, 12:00 PM
I heard you put them in the oven.

04-29-2004, 01:25 PM
$1.99 for a new can . . . how much to run your dryer ?

Ditto on perfmode !!

. . . Bud

Unless you decide to play tennis IN the dryer. Then you have to worry about tension loss.

04-30-2004, 04:35 PM
Nuke them, works better

05-03-2004, 12:59 PM
BS Andy;

The balls were placed in a dryer after a rained out tennis team practice. Don't know where you live but my schools budget does not allow for new practice balls every every day/week.

I will get back to you regarding the dryer usage cost per ball