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I can't seem to find the thread that had a website where you can purchase the tennis balls that go on the feet of chairs. Does anybody know the website?


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Old 08-13-2007, 04:06 PM
 
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There are several. I think www.stepstoliteracy.com has them. www.reallygoodstuff.com might too. You might want to check out eBay, they usually have a ton!
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Our school just got regular tennis balls and cut them. I don't know which way is cost effective, but it would be worth looking into.
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Old 08-13-2007, 04:28 PM
 
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If you contact a local gym/tennis club, they will donate used tennis balls. All you need to do is make a small slit in each one. They look and work the same and they are FREE!
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I just ordered some used tennis balls off Ebay but have not recieved them yet. I worry they will be all dog chewed or dirty... But I could not afford new tennis balls and even on Really Good Stuff site they are 16 for six chairs worth.

I think my bid, with shipping, totalled $35 and I will have enough to seat a class of 20. My husband will take a box cutter and make x's in them to slip them on. The last time I did it, I made the cuts too big and the balls would come off the bottom of the chairs eventually.

Walmart used to sell brightly colored tennis balls with smiley faces on them and I used them for years. Once I even found them $2 for 12 balls! I bought everything they had. I found that without the squeaking and scratching of metal on tile, my entire classroom was more pleasant to be in. The children seemed calmer and happier. This year I am expecting a very wiggly and immature bunch so I thought I'd pay whatever price I could get...sigh. My brother in law is trying to convince his tennis club to save their balls for me. I hope none of the members are teachers who want them for their own.


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we aren't allowed to use tennis balls anymore - something to do with the fibers and rubber and children with spina bifida...the gym teacher who has taught for over 20 eyars in our builing said she has never had a students with this...so this year I am trying just the pads you put on chairs to protect wood floors. Too bad too, because I had a great free resource for the tennis balls, my Alma Mater had a tennis team and the tennis coach was more than happy to get rid of the used balls!
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Old 08-13-2007, 05:48 PM
 
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I bought mine from Play it Again Sports (used sporting equipment store)
They were just a little used but much cheaper than new. The ones sold on teaching sites are ridiculously expensive. Just buy tennis balls and cut slits in them.
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I also had to remove my tennis balls. The Board of Health in the town made us take them off because the rubber produces dust that kids could be allergic to??? Ridiculous, but off they came. The school bought some small covers for the chairs which actually work as well.
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try reallygoodstuff.com
expensive but that's where i found them and will purchase
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Forget tennis balls . . . they look REALLY gross by the end of the year. I hate the look of nasty tennis balls with dust bunnies & hair all stuck to them.

I got these for my desks. They're GREAT! The desks slide easily, yet stay in place when you need them. They don't collect gross floor stuff, and they last forever.

Floor Buddies
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