What is the QUICKSHIP program? The RecycleBalls QUICKSHIP Program provides organizations such as facilities, schools or tennis communities all the materials needed to implement a comprehensive and profitable no-cost tennis ball recycling solution.
What are the benefits of this program? – For your players: court-side convenience.
– For your organization: a green “feel good”
– For the environment: less toxic landfill.
– For your bottom line: a significant tax deduction benefit.
What is included in the program? – A Setup package of 10 Bins, a poster kit, and instructions.
– Bins come with pre-attached, prepaid UPS shipping labels.
– Automatic bin replacement when down to 5.
– Free shipping for everything is included. (both ways)
– Green Ball Awards at 3,000, 5000 and 10,000 balls donated.
– A newsletter.
– A dedicated RecycleBalls success manager.
– A tax deduction for all balls donated at year end.
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. If you donate 10,000 tennis balls a year (typical), that’s a $4,000 benefit. Your direct cash benefit may vary.
Who can claim this benefit?
This benefit can now be allocated to any designated donor, personal or organization. That means that if you’d like to reward the person/Champion who manages this program for you, you could designate them to receive the tax deduction benefit even if they are not part of your organization.
Do we qualify? What are our obligations to obtain this cost-free program? In order to qualify, you must have a minimum of 4 courts and agree to our basic application questions. We ask that you designate one person to take responsibility for the program. Once approved we ask that you announce this program to your players via email and on Facebook. This also serves as a request for a local program sponsor.
How long will it take to receive our program?
Once approved and once your players have been notified, your setup package will be sent immediately. Turnaround from application to sending you the program can be as short as a few days.
How do we sign up?
Simply complete the form at upper right on this page and we will have you up and running shortly.
Is this making a difference? Because of people like you, RecycleBalls is making a significant positive difference for US tennis. To date, our growing partner network has kept nearly 2 million tennis balls out of landfills. Our shared mission to recycle and reuse all tennis balls nationwide has never seemed more important or more possible!
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.
How is this non-profit mission financed? We are financed through a number of sources: ball sales, corporate sponsorship, donations and as of June 2019, player sponsorships.
How do player sponsorships work? With your help, we secure a program sponsor using a message template like the one below. The $50 per month helps cover all costs associated with providing you with our no-cost program. More information regarding program sponsorship is available here.
Program Tips and Instructions - Included with setup package.
Assemble every bin right away to save time. 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.
Promote this GREEN program with included posters. Place the included posters safely on any surface!
Place bins directly on every indoor tennis court. Courtside bins fill up with 200 balls in 2-4 wks on active courts. Tennis players prefer courtside bins, which fill up 5-10 times faster. For outdoor courts, place bins in a sheltered area near the courts or consider one of our outdoor enclosures or bins.
Always replace full bins with FRESH ones immediately. Fresh bins and immediate shipments are critical to a successful program. All bins are tracked, and fresh bins will be automatically shipped to you in lots of 10 to maintain your inventory. Need more bins? Contact us.
Bring full bins to your front desk, or anywhere UPS delivers. Ship bins AS SOON as they are full to ensure timely bin replacement. Please do not accumulate full bins. Every bin comes with a PRE-PAID UPS label and will be picked up by UPS when they visit, with no future notice required and at no cost to you! Feel free to tape the top of the bin when shipping, but it’s not necessary. Have a bin with an area that is damaged? Use clear tape to fix.
Ready to recycle teaching cart or other tennis balls? Do you have hundreds or thousands of additional tennis balls to recycle? Contact us or use as many bins as needed and ship. These will be immediately replaced to maintain your inventory.
Open Emails. We would kindly ask that you open emails sent to you. Opening our emails lets us know that you are engaged and ensures the continuing success of this program for you and your players.
Timely Shipment. Given our investment in your organization, we would very much appreciate timely shipments of bins. These should be sent individually and as soon as they are full. Most of our partners are shipping bins monthly. Our ability to work with sponsors and obtain grants is linked to the number of balls we are able to collect/recycle.
Tracked Bins. All bins are tracked to you and we will ship you new ones automatically when you send full bins to us. We record all received bins and will provide you with a tax deduction receipt at the end of every year.
Like our nonprofit mission? Please help spread the word by asking other tennis organizations and facilities to go to our website (recycleballs.org) and join us!
The single largest success factor of this program is a dedicated CHAMPION who is managing this – about 10 mins a week.
Have questions? Want assistance? We are ready to help you in any way we can to make this a smashing success. Call us anytime at (855) 988-BALL or email email@example.com