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Uses for Tennis Balls

Cut a tennis ball in half, cut a hole in the bottom, and slide up your paint brush to catch drips. You can use the other half in the kitchen to open tight jars, just put the tennis ball over the top and it will make it easier to grip. It opens jars easily.

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For a do-it-yourself back massage that works every time, try this: Place two tennis balls into the toe of a man's long tube sock. Hold the sock by the top and lower the toe of the sock (with the balls inside) over your shoulder and onto your back.

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January 19, 2005

Make lively curtain rods with tennis balls. For my living room curtains, I bought a wooden dowel and mounted it above the window.

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I am always searching through my purse for my loose change, so I decided to cut a slit into a tennis ball. I put all my change into it, now I can find my change without having to search for 10 minutes.

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A good gardening friend of mine uses tennis balls to make a gardening frame and found that the tennis balls are useful for bluetits too.

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February 9, 2001

I have a box full of tennis balls that are old and beat up from when my son used to play tennis in high school. Does anyone have any imaginative or practical uses for these?

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February 10, 20010 found this helpful
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You can make a cute little puppy by gluing 6 balls together..Glue four as a base to represent the four paws...glue another one on top for the head and a 6th one for the behind. Add floppy ears, a pompom nose and cute little plastic eyes on one end and a tail {be creative. Perhaps a miniature tennis racket for a tail} Makes a great paper weight for a tennis player.
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February 10, 20010 found this helpful
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Make great covers for trailer hitch balls

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February 11, 20010 found this helpful
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In our yoga class we use them to massage our feet. We do this by balancing on one leg and rolling the tennis ball around with the sole of the other foot. You can vary the pressure and the timing depending on your own preference. (Don't knock it unless you've tried it.) Feels great!

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February 12, 20010 found this helpful
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Hey! I saw a really neat idea for an old tennis ball--cut it open and put over padlocks that are exposed to the elements! I had never seen this before--must keep it from freezing. Love all the tips!! - Diane

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February 12, 20010 found this helpful
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This may not be what you want, but my volleyball coach had the boys slit 2 tennis balls, fill them with pennies, tape the two together with LOTS of duct tape. They used them as weights for their overhand swing exercises. I use them when I walk on the treadmill...

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February 13, 20010 found this helpful
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Pack-o-Fun had a really great Santa ornament made from a tennis ball only required a small santa hat or one you make your self from felt and markers. Draw the face, glue on the hat and add a hanger. - Arnetta

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February 13, 20010 found this helpful
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One use for old tennis balls is to give them to nursing homes and assisted living places. They can put them on the bottom of walkers, to help the elderly to not fall. Also, you might give some to dog kennels or vets, for the dogs to play with. Our 2 dogs love them! Hope this helps. - Wanda

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February 14, 20010 found this helpful
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At my daughter's school, they cut x's in the tennis balls and slide the legs of the children's chairs into them. No more distracting squeaking every time a child moves his or her chair. I'm sure any school teacher would be happy to take them off of your hands.

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January 11, 20020 found this helpful
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Check with your local animal shelter. Old tennis balls make great toys for the dogs.

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April 27, 20040 found this helpful
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Not sure I saw this one in the list... cut a slit in a tennis ball and store change in it. I keep a tennis ball with change in it in my glove box.

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October 11, 2016

This is a page about using tennis balls in the dryer. Tennis balls are a great alternative to dryer sheets for softening your laundry as it drys.

A single tennis ball on a white background

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September 16, 2020

I had a problem keeping slides on the feet of my table chairs. Call me a redneck. I replaced them with tennis balls and they work so much better.

Chair legs with yellow tennis balls on the bottom.

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