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Not long ago we were given a tube of tennis balls. “What should we do with them?” I pondered. I didn’t have to look long to find that people have, of course, found lots of useful tennis ball hacks. Okay, some of them aren’t that practical, but most are pretty handy. So, if you have some in your garage or the kids’ play room, put them to use!

15 Crazy But Useful Tennis Ball Hacks

Weird and Wacky Tennis Ball Hacks

Watch our video to learn how to hack a tennis ball to make this adorable holder for important papers, money, keys, etc. It’s seriously so handy! We have one in the garage.


If you have a Monsters, Inc. fan in your home, you have to make this tennis ball Mike Wazowski coin holder!

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Make some small hand weights to use at your desk by filling a tennis ball with pennies. Every bit of exercise adds up, right?

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Fill a tennis ball with pebbles, and wrap it in rope to make this sailor’s knot doorstop and paper weight. Great idea for rooms with a nautical theme!

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Put a couple of tennis balls in a tube sock to make your own DIY back and neck massager. It sounds crazy, but it works!

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Make your own scented dryer balls. Your clothes will come out so much softer when you use this trick!

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Make sure you’ve pulled into the garage far enough to clear the garage door by making a tennis ball parking indicator… It’s as simple as hanging a tennis ball from the ceiling!

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Glue some tennis balls to a door or wall to hang your shoes on. Perfect for wet weather when you need to let your shoes drip dry!

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Slice a tennis ball in half to remove hot bulbs from the socket after they’ve burned out.

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Did you know you could remove scuff marks from wood floors with a tennis ball on a stick?

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You probably remember this trick from school. Not only do tennis balls on the chair legs prevent scuffing, but they muffle noise when kids move around, too. It’s an oldie, but a goodie!

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Toss a few tennis balls into your pool to absorb oils from sunblock, etc. Wash them each week, and reuse!

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Manage cables and wires with tennis balls. They’ll never drop behind your desk again!

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Cut a slit in a tennis ball, add some treats, and let your dog have a ball… literally!

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Make a stand for your phone using a tennis ball as a mold for the concrete. Or just create one from a tennis ball and skip the concrete. Either way works!

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Clever Uses for Tennis Balls