Why Do Tennis Balls Bounce?
Jun29

Why Do Tennis Balls Bounce?

I love opening a new canister of tennis balls. That popping sound, the new tennis ball smell and the nice bounce you get when you play with them. However, I’ve never given much thought as to why tennis balls bounce (or any ball for that matter). In this blog post, let’s take a look at why this happens as well as various factors which can affect the bounce of a tennis ball. Why do tennis balls bounce? Tennis balls bounce due to 3...

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When Was The Tennis Ball Invented?
Jun24

When Was The Tennis Ball Invented?

The humble little tennis ball has had quite a journey over the past few hundred years. It’s changed quite a bit during this time, and it’s even been embroiled in political controversies. Who invented the tennis ball? Charles Goodyear is credited with inventing the first rubber tennis ball. He was involved in the rubber industry, focusing on rubber tires and other products, and was a pioneer in developing vulcanised rubber. The ball...

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How Many Tennis Balls Can Fit In A….?
Jun20

How Many Tennis Balls Can Fit In A….?

Job interviews are tough. I’ve had my fair share over the years. Some bad, some ok and some have gone well. But I’ve always had a positive mindset with interviews. Basically, especially in today’s job market, getting an interview is actually a great achievement. Think about it. Sometimes there might be over 100 applicants for a job, so if you are on the final shortlist of 3 candidates that’s really good. It also means the employer...

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How Many Tennis Balls Are Used In A Match?
Jun15

How Many Tennis Balls Are Used In A Match?

Tennis balls are everywhere. As of 2020, a whopping 325 million are produced every year. Unfortunately, a lot of used tennis balls end up on landfill sites, but in recent years, there does seem to be a more concerted effort to recycle and find creative ways to reuse them. The reason for the high turnover of tennis balls is that they don’t last very long. They lose their bounce fairly quickly as the pressurized air inside the ball...

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Can Tennis Balls Be Recycled?
Jun11

Can Tennis Balls Be Recycled?

To be honest, I’ve never given much thought into what happens to tennis balls once they’re no longer usable. Fortunately, I don’t have many. I play tennis regularly on Saturdays with a group, and one person is responsible for the balls each week. Any tennis balls I do have, I generally keep them in the garage or put in a bag full of beach toys (as a tennis ball is fine for throw and catch with my daughter. Tennis balls can float on...

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Do Tennis Balls Float?
Jun07

Do Tennis Balls Float?

Why do things float? In a nutshell, objects float when they have positive buoyancy, which means they are less dense than the fluid they are lying in. Usually objects which are hollow can float on water because air is less dense. This is why huge objects like large ships can float on the surface. What is buoyancy?          Put simply, buoyancy is just a force, pushing upwards. However, it...

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