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  1. If they're dirty, give them a quick wash. A simple soap and water solution rubbed over the dirty parts will probably suffice, or tennis balls can be placed in the washing machine inside a laundry washing bag. If they're split, they may still have some uses, so don't throw them out just yet.


  2. Put old tennis balls to good use around the house. Tennis balls can fix a lot of things around the house if you just know what to do with them! Here are some suggestions:
    • Put the tennis balls in the bottom of a chair or stool to protect wooden or delicate floors from scraping and to reduce the noise level. You could also give many old tennis balls to a local school or community group if they want to do the same (schools often need them for this purpose). Or, donate them to a senior center or assisted-living facility – tennis balls make great skid stoppers on the legs of walkers. These are great ways to use split tennis balls.
    • To keep a door knob from smashing into and damaging an interior wall, cut a large slit in a tennis ball and slide it over the knob. This trick also works great to keep curious toddlers out of off-limits room – at least until they figure out how to squeeze as they turn.
  3. Improve laundry and bathroom outcomes with old tennis balls. Tennis balls have a great role in keeping the washing in good shape; just be sure to use clean tennis balls though:
    • Fluff up or separate laundry by throwing a couple into your clothes dryer. (Tennis balls stop sheets or other large fabric items from sticking together, therefore they dry faster and more thoroughly.) The laundry tennis balls can be kept in a small hanging bag for ease of reuse each time.
  4. Use old tennis balls in the garage or for vehicles. Tennis balls can make garage and vehicle use easier:
    • Hang from the ceiling of the garage to help you tell where the wall is when you're backing up the car.
    • Stick on the end of a bicycle kickstand to prevent it from sinking into the mud or grass.
    • Use the time-tested method for finding your car in a crowded parking lot: put a tennis ball on the end of the antenna.
    • Old tennis balls can be used as safety bumpers for boats, especially for novice to fix excessive underarm sweating Simply cut in half and attach to potential bump points on each boat.
  5. There are lots of great uses for tennis balls outdoors, including keeping the bugs away from your entertaining areas:
    • Keep certain types of gnats or flies away from you when you are outdoors. Just cover a tennis ball in Vaseline and hang it from a tree or bush.
    • If you find that the legs of your lawn chairs get stuck between the slats of your deck, put tennis balls on the bottoms to keep them where you want them.
    • If you live in a wildfire prone area, keep a bucket of water and tennis balls in it. If a fire threatens your property, insert the soaked tennis balls into the downpipes and use a garden hose to fill the gutters with water. The water will dampen all debris in the gutters and may help to prevent your house from becoming more tinder for the fire.
    • Cut a ball in half and use as seedling containers for new plants.
  6. They might not be able to provide fun on the court anymore but you can still get some good exercise use out of them:
    • Use the tennis balls as juggling balls.
    • Use as arm weights by cutting slits into a couple of balls and filling them with sand or pennies. This makes for great light weightlifting.
  7. Get crafty with tennis balls or make useful gifts. Tennis balls can be great for art, craft and toys:
    • Decorate old tennis balls for an arts and crafts project. Draw on eyes, nose, mouth and glue on hair for a cute doll head or stick on countries of the world to make a globe.Find New Uses for Old Tennis Balls Step 1.jpg And don't be afraid to glue several balls together to create larger ornaments, creatures or objects.
      • Put a cigarette in the doll head's mouth (a fake cigarette is just fine). Giving it long dreadlocks can look really funny. This particular decoration is not so kid-project-friendly though!
    • Use tennis balls to store change. If it's decorated, this can make a neat gift.
    • Turn it into a dry eraser for a whiteboard by cutting in half and attaching a string through the middle. Attach the string to the board and use the furry outside to wipe clean the board!
    • Hide stuff in old tennis balls. Make a slit in the tennis ball, then squeeze either side of the slit to open it up. Place money or other objects inside, and release to close the opening. Tuck away where it looks normal for a ball to be.
  8. Tennis balls have a number of useful possibilities when it comes to pets. Just make sure that split balls can't get caught on teeth, skin, fur or other parts of a pet. If this is a possibility, either cut the ball right open and just use the halves or prefer a whole ball instead. Here are some ideas to get you started:
    • Use old tennis balls as a dog or cat toy.Find New Uses for Old Tennis Balls Step 2.jpg There are lots of things you can do, include using it as it is for fetch and rolling games or decorating it with non-toxic markers and safe craft pieces to catch your pet's eye for chasing.
    • Tennis balls with holes drilled in them (about the size of a 10 cent piece) make excellent protective homes for field mice. Some wildlife projects use tennis balls for this purpose and add the balls to the wild for the mice to make homes in. As well, your own pet mice or hamsters may enjoy this type of home too.
    • Hang halves of tennis balls upside down in a rodent or bird cage as a swing or bed.
    • Ask your local animal shelter if they need tennis balls for their animals.
  9. When tiredness or snoring gets too much, tennis balls can come to the rescue:
    • Place the old balls on the ground, sit comfortably and roll on them to massage any part of your body (feet, backs of legs, etc).
    • Relieve a tension headache as follows – place two tennis balls in a sock and tie each ball together side by side at the end of the sock. Find a hard surface such as a book and put the sock and balls onto the hard surface. Lay your head onto the tennis balls in the sock so that the balls sit on the nape of your neck where the head joins. Lie still for about five to ten minutes. When you get up, the headache will have lessened or even have gone in many cases.
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    Be musical with old tennis balls. There are a few musically inclined things you can do with tennis balls:
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    Have a party with old tennis balls. Even parties can benefit from old tennis balls.
    • Use tennis balls to anchor clusters of helium balloons at parties. Knot together a group of ribbons attached to balloons. Cut a small "X" mark in the top of a ball and insert the knot. Fill the ball with sand if you want extra security.
    • Play party games with the old tennis balls; any game requiring balls can be played with these and they're safer for guests than hard balls.


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