For Individuals with 100 or more tennis balls

Who is this for?

This is for anyone – individuals or organizations with over 100 tennis balls. We provide instant UPS shipping labels and an immediate tax receipt.  You will need to supply your own boxes. Are you looking for a comprehensive program for your organization? Please see our QUICKSHIP program here.

Is there a cost? 

Due to the generosity of a few, RecycleBalls provides this service  FREE of charge to promote recycling everywhere. We do count on tennis balls shipped back immediately to maintain this as a free service. 

How large is my financial benefit?

You will receive a tax deduction for any tennis balls donated that should give you a positive financial benefit.

While we cannot legally recommend a value for donated balls, some are claiming .40 per tennis ball donated. Using this as an example, if you donate say 200  tennis balls using one label, that’s a $95 tax deduction benefit (balls and label).

We’ve made it EASY!

  1. GET LABELS: Just tell us how many boxes(labels) you will use and we will email you shipping labels – almost instantly! Boxes can be almost any size that can be handled by one person.
  2. SHIP: Drop off your labeled box(es) anywhere UPS picks up or delivers. UPS will take these when they deliver or pickup.
  3. RECEIVE TAX DEDUCTIONS and FEEL AMAZING! We will email you a receipt as soon as we receive your shipment.
Need more than 6 labels at a time? Simply email us at
Maximum weight of 45 lbs. per label/Box.

  • Please use this form only if you are ready to ship.
  • We count on balls being returned immediately to maintain this as a free program.

General Questions

Why recycle with us?

We are a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit with a mission to recycle and reuse all tennis balls. As a nonprofit, you will receive a tax deduction and the peace of mind that we are working to reuse tennis balls or keep tennis out of U.S. landfills.

How quickly will I get a receipt?

RecycleBalls will provide an automatic email receipt as soon as we receive any shipment from you. This receipt will note the date and the number of tennis balls donated. It’s up to you to fill in the value. You will get a receipt every time we receive a shipment from you.

Should all printed labels have the same weight and addresses?

Yes. We use special labels from UPS tracked to you via the barcode. All of these labels indicate 26Lbs and have the same addresses on purpose. Please apply ONE label per box that you are shipping and they will get to us.

How many balls fit in standard boxes?

The following will give you an idea how many tennis balls fit into different sized boxes. Please use the largest boxes possible.

Tax Deduction Questions

Who assigns a value to the tennis balls for my tax deduction?

The IRS requires the donor (you) to assign values to non-cash charitable donations. The value is not the original purchase price but the estimated resale value in its current condition.

What are my used tennis balls worth as a tax deduction?

As an example, if you donate 1,000 tennis balls over the course of the year and you choose to value these at $.40 each, then this could be a $400 tax deduction. It is up to you to determine this value.

What forms will I need to file my tax return?

If the total deduction for non-cash charitable contributions is $500 or less, you may claim the entire amount on Schedule A. If over $500; you will need to fill out the applicable sections of Form 8283 to support your Schedule A amount.

How does the QUICKSHIP differ from your QUICKLABEL program?

Type of program A formal tennis ball recycling program for facilities and communities. An easy to use tennis ball recycling solution for individuals.
Availability Continental USA Continental USA
Qualification 4 or more tennis courts 100 or more tennis balls
Application required YES NO
Tax deduction benefit YES  YES
Newsletter YES  YES

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How much would you like to donate?
$25 $50 $100
Would you like to make regular donations? I would like to make donation(s)
How many times would you like this to recur? (including this payment) *
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