How To: Use old tennis balls

Use old tennis balls

Tennis balls aren't just for playing tennis, so when you are getting ready to trash those tennis balls… DON'T. There are many different uses you can find for them, from donating them to fluffing up laundry. Recycle them using these 7 helpful tips.

You Will Need
* Trailer hitch
* Knife
* Senior center
* Kickstand
* Animal shelter
* Clothes dryer
* Car antenna
* Chairs (optional)
* Desks (optional)

Step 1: Protect your trailer hitch
Protect your trailer hitch by using the ball as a cover.

Step 2: Give to senior center
Cut a slit in the balls and give them to a senior center to make skid stoppers on the legs of walkers.

You can also use them under chair or desk legs.

Step 3: Prevent bike from sinking
Prevent your bike from sinking into mud or grass by sticking a ball on the end of the kickstand.

Step 4: Donate
Donate them to an animal shelter for the dogs to play with.

Step 5: Throw in dryer
Throw a few washed tennis balls in the dryer to fluff up the laundry and knock out any lumps.

Step 6: Put on antenna
Put a tennis ball on top of your antenna to locate your car in a crowded parking lot.

Step 7: Squeeze a ball
Squeeze a tennis ball in your hand to relieve stress and increase hand strength. Keep yourself and the planet healthy by recycling.

In 2003, a golden retriever named Augie set a world record for holding 5 tennis balls in his mouth at one time.

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