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. 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 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. We no longer require a local sponsor to provide this ongoing program on a cost-free basis to you.
Yes, this is optional. You may choose to self sponsor or ideally, use our sponsor acquisition tools (more information below) to acquire a local sponsor.
Complete the form on the right. We typically review applications daily and if approved, will ship immediately.
Our shared mission to reuse and recycle all tennis balls nationwide has never seemed more important or more possible. We began this non-profit with a bold mission by offering no-cost programs to new partner facilities. This allowed us to grow quickly and make a nationwide impact in our communities.
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.
Opening these triggers our automated response system to provide you with a high level of customer service including timely responses, shipments, awards and more
Start by assembling the BOTTOM first and then the TOP. Ensure the two top tabs are locked. Each bin takes about a minute to assemble.
Make recycling visible by putting up the included signs and posters.
Optional: Feel free to tape the top and bottom of the bin when shipping.
The single largest success factor of this program is a dedicated CHAMPION who is managing this – about 10 mins a week.
In order to secure a local sponsor, we will provide you with sponsor acquisition tools. These tools will include self-standing cards, labels and an announcement email template to send to your tennis players. This email will introduce them to this initiative and serve as a soft appeal for one local sponsor. We provide significant benefits for a local sponsor including the prominent display of a Thank You plaque and other benefits. More information regarding these tools is here. Information regarding sponsorship benefits is here.
We will provide stand up cards that can be placed on two temporarily stacked bins in your lobby as a display to bring attention to this program. These cards can also be placed on your front counter, as well as on single bins and walls. The copy on these cards is below.