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USS Tang 10-29-2012 11:11 AM

What to Do with Old Tennis Balls? (No Jokes Please)
 
Seriously, they shouldn't be thrown away. Surely they must have some use, and I don't mean for ball machines or serving practice. Any ideas?

SoBad 10-29-2012 11:14 AM

You could donate used balls to the dogs and young boys in your neighbourhood.

OHBH 10-29-2012 11:57 AM

Check your local craigslist page, teachers looking for old tennis balls to be put on desks and chairs are continually posting in the "wanted" section.

db10s 10-29-2012 02:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OHBH (Post 6982137)
Check your local craigslist page, teachers looking for old tennis balls to be put on desks and chairs are continually posting in the "wanted" section.

Yep, and if you cut them (so that they will fit onto the bottom of a chair) it adds value (if you can call it value)

woodrow1029 10-29-2012 04:13 PM

I donate them to the SPCA.

SFrazeur 10-29-2012 04:23 PM

Donate them to nursing homes, schools, etc.

-SF

Mongolmike 10-29-2012 04:33 PM

After a match I use mine for practice balls (obviously). I've got a 75 ball hopper. When that gets filled I take out the worst of them and leave them on the court. They always seem to disappear... whether its kids taking them, or players using them... its all good to me. Someone is taking them for some reason.

Chotobaka 10-29-2012 04:38 PM

Seems like everyone I meet on the court has a dog. I bag up my balls and keep them in the trunk so I can distribute them to those folks. Since going with Tretorn Micro-X for the ball machine, my inventory of balls for our canine friends is less ridiculous.

jaggy 10-29-2012 06:57 PM

Local animal shelter

Andyroo10567 10-29-2012 08:08 PM

I usually just bury my racquets inside a box full of balls..

NTRPolice 10-30-2012 03:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OHBH (Post 6982137)
Check your local craigslist page, teachers looking for old tennis balls to be put on desks and chairs are continually posting in the "wanted" section.

This.

You can also halve them and use them for "targets" for almost anything. You can put them out on the tennis court and serve at them... shoot them with a gun and zero in your optics... whatever.

anubis 10-30-2012 08:12 AM

I fill my ball hoppers with them and use them for serve practice.

beernutz 10-30-2012 10:56 AM

They make good sliders for walkers used by the elderly or infirm. You just cut an X in them and push them over the bottom of the walker's legs.

kopfan 10-30-2012 12:40 PM

http://blog.makezine.com/2011/04/01/...-tennis-balls/ Make them into furniture

esgee48 10-30-2012 09:42 PM

I donate balls to Senior centers. They go on the end of their walkers ala Beernutz's.

Tennis Truth 10-31-2012 08:41 AM

I give them out to trick or treaters. They can pick either candy or a tennis ball. Usually about half choose a tennis ball.

This distributes the balls to kids that want them, and I usually have to buy less candy.

coachrick 10-31-2012 09:08 AM

A word of caution if putting these on walkers or even furniture. A tennis ball on a slick wood floor might as well be felt on glass. Lean the wrong way on a walker or desk that is resting on tennis ball 'feet' and you could go sliding across the room! Let's be careful out there! ;) You'll likely notice that most walkers have tennis balls only on two 'feet'.

3fees 10-31-2012 03:17 PM

Throw them away or give a few to pet owners

Tennishacker 11-01-2012 09:13 AM

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Originally Posted by 3fees (Post 6986606)
Throw them away or give a few to pet owners

There are better options than the land fill.

Many good posts on what to do with old balls.

PrimeChoice 11-01-2012 09:37 AM

ship them to a recycling center for a dollar in cold hard cash!


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