HELP US CHANGE TENNIS
Our ongoing operations to date are being generously supported by Wilson Sporting Goods, our key sponsor and partner, many small donations and the sales of some balls as recyclable “no trash” dog balls. We have also been able to leverage considerable volunteer time and keep our expenses very low.
Currently our recycling line (the PLAY IT GREEN machine) represents a net expense. Given new partners and products, this is changing. The investment we have made in this new first-of-its-kind, custom built recycling line, holds promise that with increased production and further product R&D, this will pay for itself and fund much of this initiative – and allow us to offer cost-free programs permanently.
We now have a goal to raise $130,000 to help finance this new line. We have invested nearly two years in full R&D on a self-funded basis to develop a process that will remove 99% of the felt in a cost-effective manner. This extensive research had us in consultation with dozens of manufacturers and processors nationwide. Please see our solutions page for information as to how we are turning tennis balls into products. We cannot do this alone and are asking others in the U.S. tennis community to help this effort.
Our goal of $130,000 will be possible because of the contributions of people like you. Together we can recycle and reuse all the tennis balls in this country.