Each year, 325 million tennis balls are made in the world. Wimbledon alone produces 36,000 tennis balls that would go into the trash if they were not creatively reused. But there are many ways to creatively reuse tennis balls and rackets – so get started today!
This episode was inspired by my friend and Trashmagination supporter Marna who gave me these two bags of tennis balls that she rescued.
Tennis Balls for Physical Training and Physical Therapy
Preparing tennis balls for the classroom – on chair & table legs
Poi – a Maori training technique that involves swinging a ball on a rope
Pilates recommendations with a half tennis ball
Tennis Ball Toy and Game Ideas
Easy DIY Dog Toys – also check out a past Trashmagination episode about creative reuse and pet gear
Tennis Balls for Crafts
CORRECTION: In this podcast episode, I say that the artist asherjasper makes her work from needle-felted tennis balls, but that is not the case. My apologies for my confusion! I still think it could be a great idea for creative reuse of tennis balls!
Tennis Balls for Furniture
Tennis Ball Canister Creative Reuse
Tennis Racquet / Racket Creative Reuse
Sadie Seasongoods cross-stitches on rackets or racquets
Woodworking tutorials with recycled racquets / rackets
Artists Who Incorporate Tennis Balls and Racquets into Their Work
Ana Soler Baena, Causa-Efecto (2012)
Donald Lipski – Tennis Racquet Sculpture at the Washington Convention Center