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Yellow, Fuzzy and Flat: Where Do Recycled Tennis Balls Go?

Pop open a can of tennis balls before a match. Open a new can for the next match, and the next. About 125 million tennis balls are sold in the United States each year, and eventually all are dead and unplayable. Some find new life on the bottom of walkers or in the mouths of energetic dogs, but a vast majority end up in landfills. The tennis ball’s traditional trajectory, however, might be changing. The new hardcourts at CourtSense at Tenafly Racquet Club in New Jersey feature an underneath layer of cushioning made from thousands of recycled tennis balls. “It is highly complex, and it took six years from conception to the completion of these courts,” said Franz Fasold, owner of Ace Surfaces ...

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How to Recycle Tennis Balls

Tennis players have the option to collect old tennis balls for mail-in recycling programs or take advantage of a bevy of reuse options. Looking to green your tennis game? While you may not be able to put tennis balls in your recycling cart, you’ll be pleased to learn that there are several ways to recycle and reuse them. What are tennis balls made of? Tennis balls are essentially rubber balls covered in felt. The rubber ball is injected with pressurized air to ensure it will bounce correctly. Once the ball has been completely sealed, it is covered in a layer of wool or nylon felt, which helps the ball last longer. Tennis balls were traditional white, but in 1972 the International Tennis Federation...

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Andrew Chmura – President of Grand Slam Tennis Tours shares his success story.

I recommend sharing when you can, with friends and family, with colleagues and employees, and with customers and clients. I learned from an old manager that a spirit of generosity can be a very inspiring thing. Andrew Chmura is the president of Grand Slam Tennis Tours, a boutique tourism company in Stowe, VT specializing in travel to major tennis events around the world, including the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. Andrew grew up in Pittsfield, MA where he was a nationally-ranked junior player. He later went on to play tennis at Notre Dame and on the professional circuit before settling in Vermont where he now lives with his family. In 2016 Andrew and GSTT partnered with Topnotch Management,...

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Five Places To Recycle Tennis Balls

Tennis players they have several options to reuse their old tennis balls aside from crafts and donating. ReTour Tennis founded in 2014, Green ball, Rebounce,...

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That Was Made from What?! 6 Surprising Recyclables

From your toothbrush to your home gym's floors, many everyday things are made using some pretty unexpected materials. Find out how your recyclables are getting a second life as tennis balls, golf balls – and even gasoline....

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