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(4) Whenever possible, stalls should be constructed for the
storage of balls. Each ball should have a separate stall.
This will avoid crushing and will allow plenty of circulation
c. Supporters. Wash in lukewarm water, using mild soap
to clean, when returned for reissue.
d. Rubber Goods. The chief enemies of rubber are
direct sunlight, heat, grease, and oil. Duration of exposure
should be reduced to a minimum. Grease and oil should be
removed with soap and water. Never use dry-cleaning fluids
on rubber goods.
e. Table Tennis.
(1) Loosen nets when not in use.
(2) Remove dents in balls by pouring hot water over them.
f. Volley ball Nets. In damp areas, tarred nets are best.
All nets should be carefully preserved as nets are increasingly
difficult to get. They should be taken in during bad weather,
kept dry, and repaired at the first indication of damage. The
nets should be loosened to relieve tension when not in use.
g. Baseballs and Soft balls. A broken stitch should be
repaired and rips sewed. Covers should be cleaned and kept
h. Bats. Moisture is the main source of difficulty. When
necessary apply a good coat of spar varnish to protect the
i. Repair of Laceless Inflated Balls. See instructions
accompanying these balls.
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