Introduction: How to Inflate Your Dented Ping Pong

Do you have dented Ping Pong ball?

With easy step video, I'll show you how you can inflate your dented Ping Pong.

Get a glass of cup and add hot water, place the Ping Pong ball into the hot water and sink the Ping Pong ball under the hot water for few seconds. It will inflate by itself. The air inside the Ping Pong expand under hot water and it inflated.

Please watch the video for more info.


freeza36 (author)2012-04-19

Ah! The cursed dinged up ping pong ball

abbage28 (author)2011-08-08


guyfrom7up (author)2008-01-04

or you could just get good 3 star pingpong balls that will improve your game play and they won't get squished, they'd sooner crack than squish.

SilentTecro (author)guyfrom7up2008-01-05

Not in my experience. I don't know, maybe I use different 3-star tennis balls. They are more durable, though.

tanmanknex (author)SilentTecro2009-04-23

don't you mean ping pong balls? ;D

vampist (author)tanmanknex2011-07-17

Table "tennis" ;)

hammer9876 (author)2011-06-09

We have several ping pong balls around the house for my cats to play with. I'm going hunting for ping pong balls to fix!

BalintRules (author)2010-11-08

thát ís só cőől

instruct39 (author)2010-11-07

very well done! i inflated mine so much that instead of having a dent in it, it now has a little bump on it. :P

spenfisher12 (author)2010-07-21


MegaMaker (author)2009-06-26

By "hot water" do you mean boiling? How hot? (now I'm gonna go find/make a ping pong table)

try 1 minute in the microwave

set it on fire.



knektek (author)2010-04-04

soak it in hot water for 10 secs and immediatly drench it in cold water.

maker12 (author)2008-02-08

look at the zots! ..................................................................................................................................................................................

orangewolf22 (author)maker122009-06-30



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K-Dawg (author)2009-06-01

great trick

bagikun (author)2009-05-14

I am impressed! And my 12 y.o. boy also is. He can't wait until tomorrow to show it to the colleagues on the school! Wonderful trick you have.

I3uckwheat (author)2008-10-12

great but how did u come up with it?

saturnv7890 (author)I3uckwheat2008-12-04

basic laws, as temperature rises, so does pressure

I3uckwheat (author)saturnv78902008-12-05

o neat i didnt know that

baneat (author)2008-09-10

good to do on a large scale.

loki95531 (author)2008-08-19

I never thought this would be helpful but my cat will not play with a less than round ping pong ball. Yes! the microwave worked. cool

panzer (author)2008-07-16

holy crap!!!!!!!! just as i read this instructable, my sis complained that she broke the last ping pong ball!!!!!!! now i don't have to buy new ones!!!!!!!! (yet....)

darkmuskrat (author)2008-07-14

this is the most useful; non-useful info i have ever seen :P (im in the process of denting a ball right now :P)

Flumpkins (author)2008-07-09

The video isn't showing :(

Modernbenoni (author)2008-06-10

Very clever!

darthdork (author)2008-03-03

it works really fast with boiling water.

Sunbanks (author)2008-01-04

I'll try this once I find the ping pong ball I got stuck in the bathtub drain...

ray888j (author)Sunbanks2008-01-07


Sunbanks (author)ray888j2008-01-07

It was a smiley face one. Now it has a dent in its head. I think I had to get it out with a toothbrush or something...

maker12 (author)Sunbanks2008-02-17


maker12 (author)Sunbanks2008-02-08

~Awsome in the tub!~

Ward_Nox (author)2008-02-10

i think u can run em in the microwave too but im not100%

Coulro (author)2008-02-07

Absolute genius

tiuk (author)2008-01-05

Awesome trick. This could really save a party (beer pong, when you only have one ball some idiot always steps on it).

bangbang007 (author)tiuk2008-01-06

yeah, that is so true...

TheCheese9921 (author)2008-01-06

I just boil mine in water, I will try this next time though.

Bran (author)2008-01-04

Phew! Saved one from the trash! Thanks, never would've thought it was possible. My nephews smash these all the time, so this'll help out bunches!

reedz (author)2008-01-04

That's great! Such a simple answer yet not many would think of it.

GorillazMiko (author)2008-01-04

Great job, I will have to do this next time my brother squishes the ping pong balls or I step on them or something.. thanks!

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