Unique Uses for a Tennis Ball

Published by in Humor
28th Mar 2017

Here are some clever ways to reuse a tennis ball in your everyday life.  Since I have an abundance of tennis balls on hand from my weekly games, I try to use them to the fullest before tossing out.

When washing and drying your large comforter, many times the drying process seems to go on for hours.  To speed up the drying time of bulky bedding, just toss one or two tennis balls into the dryer and you will notice that your items will dry quicker and they just may come out fluffier too.

If you have constant scuff marks on your floor, try using a tennis ball to remove the marks.  You will be surprised how those spots just disappear with a swipe or two!

Use tennis balls to anchor helium balloons.   Knot together a group of ribbons attached to balloons.  Cut a small “X” mark in the top of a ball and insert the knot.  If you need a heavier anchor, try filling the tennis ball with some sand.

Dogs love to play with tennis balls. If you do not personally have a dog, you can take your old tennis balls to an animal shelter or give them to your neighbors who do have dogs.  Dogs love to chase and bring back tennis balls and they are the perfect size for their mouths.

If you have high ceilings in your home you may be frustrated trying to get those cobwebs cleaned up.  To clean cobwebs from these nearly impossible heights, wrap a dust cloth around an old tennis ball and tie with twine. Toss the tennis ball up onto the ceiling where the cobwebs are and they will get stuck on the cloth.

Donate them to a senior center or assisted-living facility-tennis balls make great skid stoppers on the legs of walkers and perhaps some individuals could use a tennis ball to strengthen their grip when having hand, wrist or finger injuries or medical conditions.

Hang one on string from the garage roof to help you park without running into things. When it touches the windshield you know it’s time to stop and your vehicle is properly parking inside.

When packing something for shipping in a box that’s too large, use tennis balls as shock-absorbing cushions that will hold the item steady in the box.

Unique Uses for a Tennis Ball

Published by in Satire
7th Oct 2011

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Here are some clever ways to reuse a tennis ball in your everyday life.  Since I have an abundance of tennis balls on hand from my weekly games, I try to use them to the fullest before tossing out.

When washing and drying your large comforter, many times the drying process seems to go on for hours.  To speed up the drying time of bulky bedding, just toss one or two tennis balls into the dryer and you will notice that your items will dry quicker and they just may come out fluffier too.

If you have constant scuff marks on your floor, try using a tennis ball to remove the marks.  You will be surprised how those spots just disappear with a swipe or two!

Use tennis balls to anchor helium balloons.   Knot together a group of ribbons attached to balloons.  Cut a small “X” mark in the top of a ball and insert the knot.  If you need a heavier anchor, try filling the tennis ball with some sand. 

Dogs love to play with tennis balls. If you do not personally have a dog, you can take your old tennis balls to an animal shelter or give them to your neighbors who do have dogs.  Dogs love to chase and bring back tennis balls and they are the perfect size for their mouths.

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If you have high ceilings in your home you may be frustrated trying to get those cobwebs cleaned up.  To clean cobwebs from these nearly impossible heights, wrap a dust cloth around an old tennis ball and tie with twine. Toss the tennis ball up onto the ceiling where the cobwebs are and they will get stuck on the cloth.

Donate them to a senior center or assisted-living facility-tennis balls make great skid stoppers on the legs of walkers and perhaps some individuals could use a tennis ball to strengthen their grip when having hand, wrist or finger injuries or medical conditions.

Hang one on string from the garage roof to help you park without running into things. When it touches the windshield you know it’s time to stop and your vehicle is properly parking inside.

When packing something for shipping in a box that’s too large, use tennis balls as shock-absorbing cushions that will hold the item steady in the box.

  • Michal Dorcak

    Good idea. The pictures got me smiling :)

  • foxpete88

    great, thanks for share

  • Aroosagloomy

    *I like it.

  • deklin42

    interesting uses

  • Wrath Warbone

    How did you think of all those great uses for tennis balls? That’s something!

  • KittyK

    @Wrath Warbone – I have oodles of tennis balls and after having a wrist injury (not associated with tennis) my physical therapist had me do exercises with tennis balls. My father taught me the trick with the tennis ball hanging in the garage – it is a good guide!

  • rgreenfield

    very cool suggestions… thanks for sharing!

  • AmosTheCat

    When I was in college hundreds of years ago I had a small lawn care and landscaping business on the side to keep food in the mouth. I worked only in one very wealthy subdivision of Ann Arbor, MI so I also took care of the grounds of the private country club (not the golf greens). So I would find dozens of unretrieved tennis balls in the grass. I would collect them and on my way home, as I passed by a city park in a poor neighborhood, I would just dump the balls out onto the tennis court.

    AmosTheCat

  • megamatt09

    Creative things that I could have never thought of involving tennis balls.

  • Stlpkr

    Great article.. I’m a “pack rat” at heart.

  • Lynn Hollis

    So many uses for old tennis balls. I also like AmosTheCat’s suggestion above.

  • CHIPMUNK

    Awesome

  • Aroosagloomy

    Wonderful.

  • Rosettaartist1

    I cut round holes in them, hang them as bird feeders and keep them filled with seeds.

  • ittechil

    thanks for share

  • Joe Ram

    Intersting share.

  • Gerard Galvestini

    Wow. Never thought of those ideas before. Creative.

  • thelyricwriter

    great article kitty.

  • tenraj

    really interesting share.. thanks

  • monessenmoon

    This is really helpful since I throw out lots of tennis balls.

  • Joe Ram

    Very creative ideas!