4 Creative Ways to Recycle Your Tennis Racket

March 16, 2019
If you don't know how to recycle your tennis rackets, you need to take a look at this post.

In this article, we want to give you some ideas on how you can recycle your old tennis racket, using these original and creative ways to give it a new lease of life. If you’re someone who loves arts and crafts, and all things DIY and upcycling, we’re sure you’ll love these ideas.

The following ideas are pretty simple, and won’t require too much time or effort. You can even get your children involved. We hope you enjoy giving them a try, and that they inspire you in your own interior decorating projects.

1. Tennis racket photo frames

Tennis racket photo frames.

We’ve often talked about photo frames in our other articles. Well, believe it or not, tennis rackets can make really great photo frames. All you have to do is remove all the strings, leaving the head of the racket completely clear.

With old rackets, the string is often fairly loose, so it shouldn’t be too hard to remove it. Once you’ve done this, choose your favorite photo, and place it inside.

You then have two options. The first option is to cut the photo to make it circular in shape. Second, you can put a normal photo frame inside the racket, with a standard rectangular photo inside that. You could also arrange your photos in a collage.

Convert your tennis racket into a mirror

Racket mirrors.

In many ways, this idea is very similar to the last. Instead of putting a photograph in place of the strings, you simply need to add a mirror. If you can’t find one the right size in DIY stores, don’t worry! Stores specialized in glass and mirrors will cut them down to size for you.

If you want, you can use more than one racket to create a more interesting feature for your wall.

This can be applied to all the ideas in this article. Depending on the decorative style of your home, you could paint the frame all one color, paint every racket a different color, decorate them with different patterns (stripes, polka dots, hearts), or give them an aged, vintage look. The possibilities are endless.

Using rackets to make mirror frames is a really popular option. Plus, as you can see, you can use a whole variety of materials. In fact, you probably already have most of them at home.

Jewelry organizers

Tennis racket jewelry organizer.

You may have wondered how to make your own organizer to store your jewelry. Recycling an old tennis racket is a really easy way to make the perfect jewelry organizer.

There are two main ways to do this. The first involves hanging your jewelry from the racket strings themselves. If you have backless earrings, necklaces or bracelets, you don’t need to buy hooks as you can simply hang them from the strings.

The second option involves hammering nails into the handle, from which you can hang your jewelry. It’s important to mention that if you use this option, you won’t be able to hang as many items as you can with the first. However, whichever option you use, you can hang the racket either horizontally or vertically, depending on the available space and your personal taste.

Cork or chalkboards

Tennis rackets can be upcycled and used as chalkboards.

This last option involves removing the strings from the head of the racket and replacing them with a sheet of cork or chalkboard. Both are really easy to get hold of and cut down to size.

Plus, these are really useful and practical elements to have around the house – they can be used for so many different things. As a result, it’s not uncommon to see entire walls covered in cork or chalk. The main advantage of making them from recycled tennis rackets is that they aren’t too large, so you can hang them almost anywhere.

These are just some of the many possibilities. You can also use rackets to make tables, lamps, and even clocks. And remember, you can hang them both vertically and horizontally, so you can play around with different combinations.