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Episode Info: Each year, 325 million tennis balls are made in the world. Wimbledon alone will produce 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. At Wimbledon, the Wildlife Trust upcycles many balls into habitat for Eurasian field mice. One way to creatively reuse tennis balls is to repressurize them using a machine from Rebounces. RecycleBalls collects used tennis balls from 120,000 locations around the US to be chopped up into crumb rubber. In the United Kingdom, there is an organization called Recycle Tennis Balls which collects balls to donate to dog charities as play toys. Tennis Balls for Physical Training and Physical Therapy Mr. Mouth fine motor skill activity Tennis ball sensory chair made by a speech language pathologist View this post on Instagram Speech-language pathologist Amy Maplethorpe created two tennis ball chairs to help autistic students with sensory issues in her classroom at Raymond Ellis Elementary School. #mbtaworld #tennis #tennisball #pathologist #speechlanguagepathology #tennisballchair #tennisnews #newworld #vsco #vscodaily #followformore #interesting #unique #artistic #uniquepiece #outofbox A post shared by MBTAWORLD (@mbtaworld) on Feb 12, 2017 at 1:00pm PSTTennis ball grip on a paint brush Preparing tennis balls for the classroom – on chair & table legs Tennis ball drills for breast stroke swim training Poi – a Maori training technique that involves swinging a ball on a rope Great stretches with a tennis ball Pilates recommendations with a half tennis ball Tennis Ball Toy and Game Ideas 10 Easy Outdoor Games (some use tennis balls) Ladder golf with tennis ball bolo Easy DIY Dog Toys – also check out a past Trashmagination episode about creative reuse and pet gear Tennis Balls for Crafts Manikord – change purses and phone cases from tennis balls Bath bomb mold made from half a tennis ball Trashmagination’s Pinterest board with many tennis ball 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 Lounge by Garth Britzman Dog Bed from tennis balls by Hugh Hayden Wooden tennis ball chair tutorial by William Holman Tejo Remy and Rene Veenhuizen benches made from tennis balls View this post on Instagram ‘Tennisball Bench’ (2003). —————————————————————— Six seat...
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