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# How fast does a old tennis ball lose its bounce from a new tennis ball?

Updated: 9/28/2023

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13y ago

A new tennis ball will bounce higher. Old tennis balls are considered "dead."

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16y ago

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13y ago

It depends on the quality and conditions of the tennis ball.

If the ball is used frequently, in the rain, or if it got wet, it could wear out in a few days.

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