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Break the Love: Your Modern Tennis Club

Break the Love is an online platform that enables all levels of tennis players to learn, play, and compete.

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Project Description

Our Mission: 

Break the Love's mission is to create more access and equity to the sport of tennis, empowering anyone to be an athlete.

What is Break the Love? 

Break the Love® is an online platform that enables all levels of tennis players to learn, play, and compete -- we connect players with courts, coaches, and competition locally. Whether you want to learn how to play or improve your skills through lessons or are looking for a friendly rally or competitive match, we've got you covered. 

Here's the Problem: the recreational tennis experience is inconvenient & exclusive resulting in over 16M players lacking access to the sport because: 

  • 90% of tennis programming is offline and difficult to discover and book
  • Member-only tennis clubs and country clubs are exclusive and cost-prohibitive
  • Organized programs for recreational players are lacking and difficult to find locally 

Break the Love® Solves this Problem through an online destination that offers recreational tennis players & enthusiasts: 

  • Low-cost ways to play utilizing public courts and local community
  • Opportunities for all levels of players to learn, improve, play, and compete 
  • An easy way to discover and access all tennis services online

 

Why Now? 

There are 14.5M recreational tennis players in the US who are currently looking for opportunities to play the game and that number is quickly growing. With tennis being one of the few social-distant friendly outdoor activities, now more than ever before people are picking up the game, and players are looking to play recreational and competitive tennis and engage with their local community through the sport.  

About our Funding 

We are seeking $25K to fund the development of our iOS & Android app. 

 

Our Team

Break the Love's co-founders, Trisha Goyal & Tess Szymanski are uniquely qualified to bring the world of tennis online. We bring product, brand, sales, business development, sports, and fitness experience from ESPN, NBC Sports, Equinox, GIPHY, and Huffington Post. As tennis players who didn't know how to continue playing past high-school and college, we're building a solution to problems we've experienced first hand. 

 

Support Us to Create Access to Sport

We have some really cool, fun rewards for you to take part in through our campaign page! We're offering our VIP hitting sessions with our vetted coaches, as well as exclusive Break the Love merchandise for our contributors. Thank you so much for your support in helping Break the Love® grow into a successful business that promotes equity, access, and inclusion, empowering anyone to play tennis and become an athlete.

Have a question or want to chat with the team? Reach out to hello@breakthelove.com.

 

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Break the Love? What do you do? 

Break the Love is your personal tennis concierge, helping you book courts, coaches, matches, rallies, and other tennis programming and experiences. Members of our community additionally gain access to exclusive access to discounts on partnered brands, tennis clubs, and more. 

In order to become a member, all you need to do is create a log-in. Our concierge team will then gather information about your location, tennis level, appetite for competition, and interest in various offerings like player matchmaking, court bookings, coaches, and lessons so we can pair you with the opportunities to play you’re most interested in. 

What makes BTL different from other tennis organizations? 

Break the Love is a player first, community first, organization. As players ourselves (ranging all levels of skill) we’ve always been frustrated by the lack of opportunity to play tennis in the ways we want — whether that’s being able to rally at a park, or easily book a coach. We wanted to solve this problem by taking care of the logistics and enable players to focus on the game rather than the details.

Does BTL book courts?

Yes! No matter your location, we can help you determine the right place to play. The first question is, are you willing to wait for a court? If you are, we’re happy to recommend free public courts in your area. If you aren’t, we can help you reserve court time at a pay-to-play club near you. 

Does BTL offer coaches and lessons? 

Yes! We have a growing network of pre-vetted coaches who can help improve your game whether you’re learning how to get the ball over the net or have dreams of going pro (anything is possible!). Inquire with our concierge team to get paired with a coach based on your skill level, goals, location, and budget. 

What type of player is BTL for?

Our goal is to help all tennis players easily connect with the opportunities to play and learn that they’re seeking. If you’re looking to learn or get better, we can connect you with coaches, lessons, and clinics. If you’re looking to play more frequently, we can connect you with local courts, clubs, and players based on mutual skill level and appetite for competition.

How can I get BTL to come to my community? 

Let us know where you are! Once we know there is interest in our offering in a certain area, we can focus on growing our community in your location. No matter the location, we can help you discover opportunities to play and learn locally. Upon reaching a minimum user base, we can start to offer all BTL programming including local leagues, events, and tournaments.

Kate Anderson
07/29/2020
Monetary Contribution
$3
Katie M Peaslee
06/11/2020
Founding Member
$100
Caitlin
06/08/2020
Break the Love & Adidas Supporter
$50
Sharon W
06/06/2020
Break the Love & Adidas Supporter
$100
Jamie Melzer
06/03/2020
Founding Member
$100
Yu
06/02/2020
Break the Love MVP
$75
Alyssa
05/29/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
Shilps
05/29/2020
Break the Love MVP
$75
Astrid
05/29/2020
Break the Love MVP
$75
Jarett
05/29/2020
Founding Member
$200
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Break the Love & Adidas Supporter
  • Exclusive Break the Love Tote Bag
  • Get a one-year premium membership to the Adidas Running app. With this exclusive membership, you will have access to dynamic training plans, easy-to-read stats & tracking, weekly fitness reports, personal record badges, and premium support from the Adidas Running team!
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MVP Member
  • Exclusive Break the Love Tote & Embroidered Hat
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Premium Member
  • 2 Private Tennis Hitting Sessions with a Pre-Vetted Coach 
  • Exclusive Virtual Session with 2016 Olympic Gold Medal Champion, Monica Puig
  • Exclusive Break the Love Sweatshirt & Tote Bag
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Show your support by contributing any amount!

5 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Break the Love & Adidas Supporter
  • Exclusive Break the Love Tote Bag
  • Get a one-year premium membership to the Adidas Running app. With this exclusive membership, you will have access to dynamic training plans, easy-to-read stats & tracking, weekly fitness reports, personal record badges, and premium support from the Adidas Running team!
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4 Supporters
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75.00 USD
MVP Member
  • Exclusive Break the Love Tote & Embroidered Hat
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4 Supporters
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250.00 USD
Premium Member
  • 2 Private Tennis Hitting Sessions with a Pre-Vetted Coach 
  • Exclusive Virtual Session with 2016 Olympic Gold Medal Champion, Monica Puig
  • Exclusive Break the Love Sweatshirt & Tote Bag
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