The RecycleBalls QUICKSHIP Program provides organizations (facilities, schools or tennis communities) all the materials needed to implement a comprehensive tennis ball recycling solution. We have even arranged for automatic pickup with pre-paid UPS shipping labels attached to every bin.
What are the benefits of the QUICKSHIP program? – For your players, court-side convenience and an immediate “feel good”.
– For tennis organizations, a quick and easy way to provide an instant GREEN value to your entire tennis community and be part of the solution.
– For the environment, less toxic landfill.
– For your Bottom Line, a financial benefit through a tax deduction we provide for every ball donated.
How large is my financial benefit?
While we cannot legally recommend a value for donated balls, many of our partner facilities are claiming and receiving .40 per tennis ball donated. As a member, If you donate 10,000 tennis balls a year, that’s a $4,900 benefit or a $1,736 direct cash benefit based on using a 35% rate. Your direct cash benefit may vary.
How can I get involved?
You can apply either as a PARTNER or as a SPONSOR PARTNER.
FREE - Scheduled setup (1-2 months)
A Setup package of 10 QUICKSHIP Bins, a poster kit, and instructions.
Did you know? Because of people like you, RecycleBalls is making a significant positive difference for US tennis. To date, our 500 partner network has kept nearly 1 million tennis balls out of landfills. Our shared mission to recycle all tennis balls nationwide has never seemed more important or more possible!
How are you financing this? Currently our nonprofit is self-funded with Wilson helping support our operations. We now have a goal to raise $130K to finance a new recycling line and see 20 million tennis balls recycled over the next 3 years. We cannot do this alone and are asking you to help/join us by sharing a portion of your anticipated tax deduction benefit.
Is the SPONSOR PARTNER membership tax deductible? For only $80 a month ($960 a year), your membership and those of others will help us finance our new recycling line. The cost of this monthly membership is also fully tax deductible.
How can tennis organizations qualify? To qualify, organizations must complete our application (above), have at least four tennis courts, be willing to place a bin directly on every indoor court, designate a dedicated CHAMPION to manage the program and promote our mission of recycling all tennis balls.
How are the balls shipped and tracked?
Full bins need to be 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.
What are my used tennis balls worth as a tax deduction?
As an example, if you donate 10,000 tennis balls over the course of the year and you choose to value these at $.40 each, then this could be a $4,000 tax deduction. We provide a tax deduction receipt at the end of every year.
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.