Tennis Ball Launcher Exhibition by Hands On!

Tennis Ball Launcher

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a flying
tennis ball!

With a satisfying "thunk," the Tennis Ball Launcher shoots into the rafters, delighting kids and adults with the power of air pressure. Using a pulley, visitors first lift a bowling ball by pulling on a rope. When the bowling ball is released, it compresses air in a cylinder, which travels to another, smaller tube holding a tennis ball. The concentrated compressed air becomes a propellant, forcing the tennis ball high into the air. A conical net funnels the falling tennis ball back into the tube for the next shot.


Interested in purchasing individual exhibits for your project? Please contact Charlie Shaw at
CW Shaw, Inc. at: (727) 528-0333 or cshaw@cwshaw.org