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Here are several clever uses for tennis balls after they've lost their bounce! Thanks to the online magazine Green Light for the suggestions.

  • Use them to muffle the harsh sound of bare metal legs on hard surfaces
  • Use them to improve the grip on canes and walkers
  • Link several together to make sound baffles and insulation panels
  • Use as a toy for dogs and cats
  • Place at the end of a pole as a duster and cobweb remover
  • Place on the ends of sharp or spiky objects

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