I just got to wondering if your Spearmint loses its flavour on the bed post over night, do tennis balls lose their bounce in time? Well, the simple answer to this question is "yes", but, how much and how fast? Let us get brand specific. From now on, I am going to talk about Wilson Tennis Balls.
After they are manufactured, they are packed in pressurized cans to enable the balls to keep their bounce. After opening a can, the rebound of the balls decreases over time due to pressure loss. The lose rate is about .032 to .038 inches (just a slightly over thirty second of an inch) per day. Therefore, if your can of tennis balls has been opened for a month, they will lose about an inch of bounce. So, after awhile, a second use must be found for them or you could just throw them away. If I throw one, my dogs will run after it and bring it back. So, not only do they bounce but they return to thrower. . .
How did Wilson Tennis Balls get its name? Funny you should ask that. Way back in 1913 a Chicago based meat packing firm Schwartzchild and Sulzberger created the Ashland Mfg Company as a subsidiary to sell violin strings, surgical sutures, and strings for tennis racquets which are all by-products of animal guts. It soon branched out to making sporting goods including tennis racquets. In 1914, a New York banking firm took over the company and selected Tom Wilson to manage the company. The reason they picked Wilson was because they were planning to name the company Wilson and Company to cash in on president Woodrow Wilson's popularity. It has changed its name and ownership a few times since then. As Paul Harvey said, "Now you know the rest of the story". This information didn't come from Paul Harvey, but from Joey Greens Magic Brands book. As always, have a great day, you hear?