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Passport? Check. Boarding pass? Check. Tennis ball? Unless you’re Rodger Federer, a pack of Wilson’s might be the last thing you’d think to put in your carry-on luggage, but tennis balls can make your next flight much easier.

The Sun reports, that tennis balls can be the perfect solution to in-flight discomfort by helping you deal with some of the most common negative side-effects of flying. Tight muscles and joint pains in hard-to-reach places are easily dealt with by applying the ball to wherever feels uncomfortable and massaging the pain away.

Popping a tennis ball on the floor is a great way to work out any nagging pain you might be feeling in your feet, and slipping one between yourself and your seat is the perfect way to deal with any pains that might be emerging in your back.

Surgeon Ali Ghoz from the London Orthopedic Clinic told The Daily Star: “By taking a tennis ball or a massager on the plane this will help increase circulation.

“Make sure you sit comfortably in your chair — no slouching.”

What do you think of this advice? Can you see yourself taking a tennis ball on flights?

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