We don’t usually think of polluting or creating waste in order to play tennis. We’re not burning gas. We’re not having to chop down trees or making global warming worse…. Or are we? Like just about everything we consume or produce we find ourselves using natural resources in order to manufacture tennis balls, racquets, shoes, and accessories. While this will always be part of the process, we can do a lot to make the resources we use go further. In this article, I will share what I have done to keep our tennis balls out of the landfill and bouncing two to three times longer. When they have bounced their last time they can be re-purposed into material used to manufacture cushioned tennis court surfaces.