THE QUICKSHIP PROGRAM

For Tennis Organizations

Players are now part of the solution.

What is the QUICKSHIP program?

The RecycleBalls QUICKSHIP Program gives tennis facilities everything needed to provide a comprehensive turn-key tennis ball recycling solution.

What are the benefits of this program?

  • For your players: court-side convenience.
  • For your organization: a green “feel good” that players will love.
  • For the environment: A sustainable solution that reduces landfill waste. 
  • For your bottom line: a significant potential tax benefit.

How do we qualify?

  • You must have a minimum of 4 courts.
  • You agree to our basic application questions (see the form at right).

Is there a cost?

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. 

Can we sponsor this ourselves? 

Yes, this is optional. You may choose to self sponsor or ideally, use our sponsor acquisition tools to acquire a local sponsor. 

How often should balls be returned?

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. 

How do we sign up? How long will it take?

Complete the form on the right. We typically review applications daily and if approved, will ship immediately.

What is included in the setup 10 pack?

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. 

How easy is this to manage?

We have made this very easy. Please go to our Tips and Instructions page for our 8 success tips. 

How will you help support us? 

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. 

 

More Information

How has this been funded?

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.

  • Fundraising through our existing partner network.
  • Outreach to corporate sponsors.
  • Sales of our Green Gold for use in tennis courts and other green products.
  • Selling balls as recyclable “no trash” dog balls.
  • Leveraging of volunteer resources.

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. 

Is this model sustainable?

With more awareness and a continuing outreach for more corporate partners, donors, local sponsors, and product sales, we are encouraged this will remain  sustainable.

What about sales of the recycled material?

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.

How are the balls shipped and tracked?

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.

Who assigns a value to the tennis balls as a tax deduction? 

The IRS requires the donor (you or the person you designate) to assign values to non-cash charitable donations.

What are used tennis balls worth as a tax deduction?

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. 

Who can claim this benefit?

This benefit can now be allocated to any designated donor, person, organization or sponsor even if they are not part of your organization.

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