In this project you will learn how to make a tennis ball swing. This is a simple way of replicating what the professionals do in cricket and baseball. Learn to judge the swing of the ball. This trick can be used on many other types of small circular balls. Hope you enjoy and don't forget to vote favorite and comment. Thanks to fraser02 for the inspiration

Step 1: What You Need

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- Scissors

- Marker (optional)

- Tennis ball

- Electrical tape of any colour

Step 2: Find the Centre Line of the Ball (optional Step)

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Draw a line going round the centre of the ball so you know where to tape up to.

Step 3: Now the Tape

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Now tape up one half of the ball going by the line you drew before. Remember, the more tape you put on the more it will swing. Hope you enjoy and don't forget to vote favorite and comment.


fish_nose (author)2017-02-21

I use this in the backyard, it is a good method.

Nice i'ble

Logan302 (author)fish_nose2017-02-21

Cool, What sport do you use it for

alexbergsland (author)2016-07-20

Nice, knowing nothing about cricket or baseball, what do you use this thing for? :)

Logan302 (author)alexbergsland2016-10-28

Well in cricket when you are playing the game you are always looking to get batsmen out. Cricket is played with a hard ball which has a leather outside and there is a seam down the middle of the ball. as the game goes on you are trying rough up the leather on one side of the ball, and make the other side of the ball shiny,( you do this by rubbing the ball on your trousers or spitting and rubbing this side of the ball), so the ball will swing. The swing happens because the shiny side of the ball cuts through the air faster than the roughed up side so the ball swings towards the rough side of the ball when it is going down the pitch. swing can confuse the batsman or make the ball very hard to hit. now the reason i made this ball is to replicate this movement of the ball, but with a much softer ball. also it is good to train with to get used to swing. sorry if this is too confusing

Logan302 (author)2016-03-27


fraser02 (author)2016-03-27

Nice, good i'ble.

Logan302 (author)2016-03-25

well i marked a line (like shown in step 2) before i taped up the ball so it gave me a gauge of where to tape. sorry i cant explain it very well

wold630 (author)2016-03-25

Nice! How did you get that line so perfect?!

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