One does not get the idea of the number of balls of pádel or tennis that you wear for a year. Imagine that every month you open 6 cans of balls in your games of pádel which means about 72 cans a year or 216 balls used a year. If you count all the years you have been playing, you will realize how many balls have passed through your hands ...Imagine that you could reuse many of them with a second use. It sounds interesting, right?
Many choose to keep the balls in the car to train, give the balls to your dog to be entertained or simply throw them away ... but, What if we could put all those balls of pádel or tennis that we are accumulating in the storage room?
What can we reuse the balls from pádel and tennis?
For this reason it is very interesting to know what we can do with those balls that we keep but no longer use. So, next we are going to give you 20 ideas to reuse soccer balls pádel or tennis:
1. Re-pressurize them with a pressurizing canister
One of the items that have become fashionable in recent times and that are increasingly seen are the pressurizing boats. In the market there are several brands but we already had the pleasure of trying out the Pascalbox. You can read our review here!. They may seem a priori somewhat expensive but if you make calculations in a few months you will have it amortized.
2. You can make jewelery items
Surely never before we had imagined that with used balls you could make jewelry items, but look at the following bracelets and rings ... you like them, right?
3. More comfortable backs and seats
Do not you sometimes feel like your back suffers when sitting for example in chairs that are very rigid? If you cut balls in half and stick them both in the backrest and in the seat of the chair you will see how they will become a little more comfortable.
4. To reduce the noise of the legs of the chairs
If you are a teacher, can you imagine that you could forget the annoying noise your students make when they drag their chairs across the floor? And if you are a student, do you know what it would be like to be able to study without that annoying noise that is formed in libraries when moving seats? In the latter case, the Aragonese Tennis Federation announced that in some universities of Zaragoza It is already being done.
5. Mount chairs for your home or club
Another way to reuse old balls is to make chairs. They can be very laborious but they are certainly a lot of fun. If you have a club pádel and you have free time is not a bad idea, right?
6. Recover them in containers enabled for this
In some municipalities of Spain they have opted to put containers to recycle the balls of pádel or tennis. Such is the case as it happens in the town of San Andrés del Rabanedo, as commented on Diary of León. There, the company Ecovidrio aims to increase the recycling of 20 and 30% between them. The problem, that at the moment there are not many recycling points of this type. However, it seems like a great initiative and we hope that over time there will be more recycling points.
7. To massage
What if I told you that we can reuse the balls for therapeutic purposes?
In the youtube channel of FisioOnline have published a series of tips on how we can use football balls pádel or tennis to relieve certain areas of our body. For example, the following video explains some exercises to treat plantar fasciitis, one of the most common injuries in the world of pádel:
8. Make banks for your sports club
We users usually use many balls of pádel and tennis, but what if we stop to think about the ones used by sports schools? Another way to reuse these used balls would be to make benches. Some designers who are committed to Eco Architecture such as the Dutch Tejo Remy and René Veenhuizen They have taken advantage of the balls used to design art pieces in the form of benches. In fact these banks are exposed in a museum of Rotterdam where visitors have the pleasure of sitting on them, would not you like to try them too?
9. Put them on the towballs
This use is more directed to the prevention of blow dents than your tow ball may have on another car. It may not be very aesthetic but without a doubt it can seriously reduce the damage. Or have you not been afraid to park seeing that the car in front or behind has a tow ball?
10. To decorate a mirror
Surely if they see you with a mirror decorated with the following design they will know that you are hooked on the pádel or tennis. However, it is a very original idea for us. Now you just need to ask your partner for permission to get down to work.
11. Make a sofa for your pet
The best friends of the human being can also be benefited from the excess of used balls that we have in our garage or storage room. The American artist and designer Hugh Hayden often uses this material to make furniture, and so it does for the dog that we see below:
12. Make floating candles
As the friends of this website another use that we can give to the balls of padel or used tennis is to transform them into floating candles:
13. Helmets for our bricomania tasks
Surely you had not thought about it but ... what if you take a ball of pádel or tennis, you cut it in half so that we have two hemispheres and we put them together? We could get helmets for the ears that can protect them from the noise of the little pig.
14. Mobile phone cases made with felt balls
We have also found this way of making use of football balls interesting. pádel or tennis that we have in the storage room. It would consist of extracting the felt from these to make an elegant mobile case.
15. Make yourself a case or purse
Another interesting use could be to make a case or purse also with the felt of the balls. With a zipper and a bit of calm we can have an attractive article with which we will envy our friends.
16. Use it as a bluetooth speaker
If you are a technology lover and you like to use modern gadgets you will surely like this idea brought by the friends of Social Geek. It's about turning your old ball into a bluetooth speaker. This idea, patented by Richard Moss, it's called hearO. Through a device that fits into the ball itself we can have an interesting speaker while we are in the pool for example.
17. Reuse them to hang things
On some occasion we have been able to see in some clubs pádel the use of balls to be able to put your restaurant menu, a very simple but ingenious way to reuse balls of pádel or tennis.
18. Decorative uses for the home
Friends of environmentalism They offer us many more ways to reuse the balls of padel or tennis used in our home such as using them as hangers to hang keys, or hold letters or pens. In the famous television program "El Hormiguero" they took advantage of the visit of Garbiñe Muguruza to make known some ways to take advantage of the balls, as to hang the house keys for example:
19. Reusing balls to make dolls
Another fun use for children is to create puppets or dolls out of balls. pádel or tennis. It's very easy to do! You can even teach your kids to make them themselves.
20. To use as pots for small plants
If you have very small plants and you do not know where to place them you can also use an old ball of pádel or tennis to act as a flowerpot.
Can you think of any other way to reuse the soccer balls? pádel or tennis? If so, do not hesitate to comment and share it with everyone!