How to Cut Tennis Balls for Your Walker

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If you have a walker and want to make it more comfortable, you can cut tennis balls and put them on the legs. This will help to cushion the walker and make it easier on your arms and hands.

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You will need a sharp knife to cut the tennis balls. A serrated knife works best, but you can also use a regular knife. You will also need a cutting board to protect your countertop.

1 tennis ball

You will need:
-1 tennis ball
-A knife
-A cutting board

Place the tennis ball on the cutting board. With the knife, make a cut around the circumference of the tennis ball, about halfway through. Next, make 4 evenly spaced cuts around the circumference of the ball, making sure not to cut all the way through. Finally, cut off the remaining piece of Tennis ball.

1 sharp knife

You will need a sharp knife to cut the tennis balls. A serrated knife will work, but it is not ideal. You want to be able to make a clean cut without tearing the ball.


Cutting tennis balls to fit your walker is a quick and easy way to make your walker more stable and easier to use. You’ll need a sharp knife and a cutting board. First, cut the ball in half width-wise. Second, cut each half of the ball in half length-wise. You should now have four quarter-sized pieces of tennis ball. Place two pieces on each leg of your walker.

Place the tennis ball on a cutting board.

Cutting the ball will release some of the pressure inside, so be prepared for it to deflate slightly as you cut. Use a sharp knife to make a small X on top of the ball. You don’t need to cut deeply, just enough to puncture the surface.

Next, use your thumb and forefinger to pinch the X shape you just cut and gently pull the two pieces of rubber apart. If the ball is too difficult to open, you can try using a pen or other sharp object to widen the X shape slightly. Once you’ve opened up the ball, carefully remove any loose pieces of rubber from inside. These pieces can be sharp, so be careful not to cut yourself.

Now that the inside of the ball is exposed, use your knife to make two even cuts through the center of the ball. Again, be careful not to cut yourself on any sharp edges. Once you’ve made your cuts, you should have four equal pieces of rubber. You can now proceed to attaching these pieces to your walker!

Cut the tennis ball in half with a sharp knife.

Cut the tennis ball in half with a sharp knife. You may need to use a sawing motion to get through the tough rubber. Make sure that the halves are even so that the ball rolls smoothly. If they are not, you can trim them with the knife to even them out.

Repeat steps 1-2 for each tennis ball.

If you have a walker with four legs, you will need four tennis balls. If your walker has three legs, you will need three tennis balls.

1. Cut a line around the circumference of the tennis ball. Be sure to make the line as straight as possible. You can use a sharp knife or a box cutter for this step.
2. Carefully peel back the top layer of the tennis ball to reveal the inner core.
3. Cut off a small piece of the inner core, enough to fit snugly over the end of your walker leg.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 for each tennis ball.


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