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Recycling tennis balls as a profit stream? 

The Recycleballs Tax Deduction program allows partner facilities to leverage every tennis ball donated to Recycleballs. Recycleballs, a youth-powered 501(c)3 nonprofit, in partnership with a growing network of volunteers, is championing a mission to recycle all tennis balls in our communities, nationwide.

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RB CHAMPION PROFILE: JIM HARP

“I’m grateful for an organization that gives back to a game that gives so much to others. I think once you expand and get more partners involved, this will change the sport and its impact on the environment."

 

This is one profile in a series of interviews with RB Champions; tennis athletes and professionals who passionately care about the sport of tennis and the environment. These leaders are mobilizing their tennis communities to positively impact US tennis by recycling tennis balls.


One such Champion is Jim Harp from Cumming, Georgia.
Jim is the owner of Harp Performance Tennis Inc. at www.harptennis.com, and was introduced to the game at nine years old. He has now been involved in the sport for 41 years...

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RECYCLING TENNIS BALLS IN ORLANDO: Rich Walker

Rich Walker and the Country Club of Orlando have just started with the QUICKSHIP program yet have already saved 1000 tennis balls from our US landfills! A huge shout out to the pros and players at CCO for making this happen so quickly. You are inspiring us and others to recycle all tennis balls in our communities.RECYCLING TENNIS BALLS IN ORLANDO!
Rich Walker and the Country Club of Orlando have just started with the QUICKSHIP program yet have already saved 1000 tennis balls from our US landfills! A huge shout out to the pros and players at CCO for making this happen so quickly. You are inspiring us and others to recycle all tennis balls in our communities.

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“TENNIS BALL GOLD” – A tennis ball transformed

We are most encouraged by the results to date and are continuing to work with a number of partners towards unique grinding solutions that would remove 99% of the felt from tennis balls. This would allow RecycleBalls to deliver pallet loads of "Tennis Ball Gold" - a pure rubber end product that could be used in a number of environmentally beneficial applications. This would most likely be delivered in 2000lb palletized "supersacs". Thanks to so many for continuing to work with us in developing what should be a unique sustainable repurposing solution to a longstanding problem: What to do with the 125 million tennis balls that get trashed annually in US landfills - that is  20,000 tons of toxic non-decomposable waste.  We are...

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SHAUN BOYCE: ANKLE BITERS TENNIS

SHAUN BOYCE: ANKLE BITERS TENNIS

Recycleballs would like to recognize the hard work of one of our partners, Shaun Boyce who is passionate about both the sport of tennis and protecting the environment by recycling tennis balls.

In his home state of Georgia, Shaun Boyce is helping kids simultaneously fall in love with the sport of tennis, and revolutionize it at the same time.

Boyce is the owner of Ankle Biters Tennis, a program founded in 2010 that initially focused on preschool introductory tennis, but has expanded to work with children ranging from ages 3-10. They are bringing the game to the kids, literally. Some school systems do not offer classes but portable equipment allows them to teach at any location they are...

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