The RecycleBalls QUICKSHIP Program gives tennis facilities everything needed to provide a comprehensive turn-key tennis ball recycling solution.
No, As of July 1, 2020, this program is now cost-free and we no longer mandate that you must have a local sponsor although we would appreciate one to help defer our costs.
We do ask that you help us acquire a local sponsor by displaying the signage we provide and that you allow for an 11″x14″ sponsor plaque to be displayed in your facility for one year.
Yes, this is optional. You may choose to self sponsor or ideally, use our sponsor acquisition tools to acquire a local sponsor.
We provide this program cost-free. Our non-profit depends on balls being returned within 60 days of the setup or the last bin shipment, even if it is only one bin. This also lets us know that you are engaged and have fully deployed the program.
Complete the form on the right. We typically review applications daily and if approved, will ship immediately.
Once an application has been approved, a setup package will be sent to you consisting of 10 Bins, posters, and instructions. These bins come with pre-attached, prepaid UPS shipping labels. 10 bins will accommodate 2000 tennis balls.
We have made this very easy. Please go to our Tips and Instructions page for our 8 success tips.
We will be providing you continuous dedicated support for this program. Questions, ideas? We love hearing from our partners! Besides posters to make this program visible to your players, we also provide awards when you send us 3000, 5000, and 10,000 balls! These awards serve to let your tennis players know that they are making a difference in their community and encourages everyone to recycle their tennis balls.
This non-profit was initiated by the passion and generosity of a few who volunteered their time, talent, and treasure. We started small and grew quickly by offering no-cost programs. Our funding is derived from a number of sources.
In 2019 we signed a three-year partnership with Wilson Sporting Goods – our key sponsor and partner who has generously provided us with some funding and institutional guidance.
With more awareness and a continuing outreach for more corporate partners, donors, local sponsors, and product sales, we are encouraged this will remain sustainable.
Currently, our recycling line, the PLAY IT GREEN machine, represents a net expense. Given increasing sustainability interest and our commitment to finding new partners and potential products, this is changing. The investment we have made in this new, first-of-its-kind, custom-built recycling line, holds the promise that with increased production and further product R&D, the GREEN GOLD produced may fund much of this initiative.
Full bins are brought to the front desk or anywhere UPS ships, where they will be automatically picked up by UPS without further notice. An automated system continuously ensures optimum inventory levels. Court-side bins typically fill up in 3-6 weeks.
The IRS requires the donor (you or the person you designate) to assign values to non-cash charitable donations.
While we cannot legally recommend a value for donated balls. some are claiming .40 per tennis ball donated. If 10,000 balls are donated per year that is a $4,000 annual benefit.
This benefit can now be allocated to any designated donor, person, organization or sponsor even if they are not part of your organization.