Repurposing Used Tennis Balls

esantoro

Rookie
I have a difficult time throwing out anything that seems to have potential use in some manner other than the intended use. While there are many lists on the Internet for how used tennis balls can be repurposed, maybe we can come up with additional innovative ideas.

A quick search turns up some obvious and not so obvious ideas:

---pet toys
---padding for table and chair
---padding for walkers
---parking aid
---swing
---coin bank
---jar opener
---parachute man launcher (my contribution)
---aid for hammering nails so as not to mar the wall
---soaking up oils in a swimming pool
---jar opener
---child-proof table corners
---get rid of cobwebs
---small planter
---pet mouse/hamster toy/abode
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Tennease

Legend
I always give a bucket of my old tennis balls to the elderly lady next door whose young granddaughter is coached by her father and plays some ITF tournaments.
 

esantoro

Rookie
Re-pressurize them in a 15 psi chamber. That takes time, about 3 months. You have to be patient.
Re-pressurize them in a 15 psi chamber. That takes time, about 3 months. You have to be patient.

I am currently working on 6-ball heavy-duty PVC (3 Bars) pressurized tubes. I need to find the best glue to use. Somehow I don't think PVC glue is appropriate.
 
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esantoro

Rookie
Re-pressurize them in a 15 psi chamber. That takes time, about 3 months. You have to be patient.
If I keep them in a 15-psi chamber for three months, will the longevity of their internal pressure last about the same as new balls, or will it be some lower percentage?
 

LGQ7

Hall of Fame
If I keep them in a 15-psi chamber for three months, will the longevity of their internal pressure last about the same as new balls, or will it be some lower percentage?
The bounce will be the same. A new unopened can has the pressure of 14 psi.
 

esantoro

Rookie
I received the air valves a week ago, and have just now started on the pressurized tubes. I decided to stop procrastinating and just use a clear epoxy for my adhesive of choice.
 

Raul_SJ

G.O.A.T.
If I keep them in a 15-psi chamber for three months, will the longevity of their internal pressure last about the same as new balls, or will it be some lower percentage?
After I open them does it matter if I store it in the original can? I just have them laying around loose in a bag or hopper.
 

LGQ7

Hall of Fame
After I open them does it matter if I store it in the original can? I just have them laying around loose in a bag or hopper.
Storing them outside a pressure chamber, they will deflate at a normal rate. (hmm. that rhymes.)
 

Tennis_Hands

Bionic Poster
Give to any kid you meet.

Washing with towels or shoes.

Massage for the feet (rolling).

Improvised door stoppers.

Tennis art or practical objects such as a table with clear top supported by tennis balls, bean bag chairs etc.

Especially if you or your kids have kids, it is great to push their imagination.

:cool:
 

weelie

Semi-Pro
Give to any kid you meet.

Washing with towels or shoes.

Massage for the feet (rolling).

Improvised door stoppers.

Tennis art or practical objects such as a table with clear top supported by tennis balls, bean bag chairs etc.

Especially if you or your kids have kids, it is great to push their imagination.

:cool:
Yes!

I actually take mine to the local tennis courts that have a ball machine, and have a hit with them, then leave them there. As the ones in the machine are usually worse than my bag.

I use tennis balls (and full cans of them) as cushioning around my washing machine. I am not really proud of it, but I've made the washing machine stop bouncing around. Yes, I use rater have the room refurbished and put the washing machine in a cabinet or what not.

Once was on a (non-beginner) badminton course where the coach said he always carries a tennis ball in the bag for massaging the soles of his feet. But what is the use of used shuttlecorks, I could never figure out.... so I quit badminton and took up tennis...

I loved the Minion they made out of tennis balls at a local club.
 
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