For Individuals with 100 or more tennis balls

Who is this for?

  • Individuals or organizations with 100 or more tennis balls to be shipped immediately.
  • We provide instant UPS shipping labels and a tax benefit.
  • You will need to supply your own boxes.
  • Facilities? See our QUICKSHIP program here.

Is there a cost?

Due to the generosity of tennis players nationwide, RecycleBalls provides this service free of charge to promote recycling everywhere. If you are a tennis player and can afford a small donation, we urge you to give back to the sport you love. Our non-profit depends on donations to maintain this program. 

We’ve made it EASY!

  1. GET LABELS: Assuming you can ship immediately, just fill in the form on right and we will email you shipping labels – instantly! 
  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.

It costs our non-profit approximately $25 per label to ship tennis balls to our facility. Our vision is to keep this program cost-free. To do this, we depend on your generosity to continue doing so.  You will receive a tax deduction benefit for 1) your donation as well as 2) any balls you send us.

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.