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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 virtually and locally.

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Campaign Ends on June 25, 2020

Project Description

Our Mission: 

Break the Love's mission is to create more access to 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 virtually and locally -- we empower anyone to partake in quality physical activity and form personal connections in their communities through the game of tennis. 

Here's the Problem: the recreational tennis experience is inconvenient & non-inclusive resulting in over 14M players not having 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 more 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 membership access 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.

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a founding membership?

  • Founding members receive a year-long Break the Love membership at a special early bird price. Each founding membership will give you access to our platform and community this summer. Break the Love members can find players to hit with, participate in local leagues, and access our virtual classes including offerings like technical tennis skills instruction, as well as HIIT, strength and conditioning. Founding members to a live Masterclass with an internationally ranked tennis pro in July as a warm welcome and consultation with one of our in-house pros to help tailor your experience for your goals. 

What is included in a VIP Membership?

  • VIP members receive a founding membership (see above) in addition to 24/7 access to a concierge to help you book courts, lessons and hitting partners locally, as well as access to our monthly VIP events and happy hours. 

When do I get the founding membership access?

  • Contributors will have access to their memberships and our Break the Love community starting mid-July! 

Do I need to be based in a certain location to be a founding member? 

  • Our membership can be used anywhere in the US! 

When will my donation gift be shipped or received?

  • All merchandise will be shipped July 10th! 

When will the app be done?

  • Mid-August! 
05/24/2020
Monetary Contribution
$10
adidas Reimagine Sport Grant Program
05/22/2020
Monetary Contribution
$10,800
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

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Break the Love & Adidas Supporter
  • Exclusive Break the Love Tote
  • 3 Months of Unlimited Live Virtual Group Tennis Fitness Classes 
  • 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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Break the Love MVP
  • Exclusive Break the Love Tote + Embroidered Cap
  • 3 Months of Unlimited Live Virtual Group Tennis Fitness Classes 
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Premium Member
  • Early Access to Break the Love Founding membership
  • Private virtual tennis lesson with former WTA pro
  • Exclusive Live Masterclass with WTA Pro Player
  • Exclusive Break the Love Sweatshirt, Tote 
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Executive Member Tier
  • VIP Break the Love Founding membership
  • 2 Private Virtual Tennis Lesson with Former WTA Pro
  • In-Person Private Tennis Lesson
  • Exclusive Live Masterclass with WTA Pro Tennis Player
  • Exclusive Break the Love Sweatshirt, Tote, Hat 
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VIP Member
  • 2 Tickets to the 2021 BNP Paribas Indian Wells Tennis Tournament 
  • VIP Break the Love Founding membership
  • 2 Virtual Private Tennis Lessons with Former WTA Pro
  • In-Person Private Tennis Lesson
  • Exclusive Live Masterclass with WTA Pro Player
  • Exclusive Break the Love Sweatshirt, Tote, Hat 
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

2 Supporters
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50.00 USD or more
Break the Love & Adidas Supporter
  • Exclusive Break the Love Tote
  • 3 Months of Unlimited Live Virtual Group Tennis Fitness Classes 
  • 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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75.00 USD or more
Break the Love MVP
  • Exclusive Break the Love Tote + Embroidered Cap
  • 3 Months of Unlimited Live Virtual Group Tennis Fitness Classes 
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250.00 USD or more
Premium Member
  • Early Access to Break the Love Founding membership
  • Private virtual tennis lesson with former WTA pro
  • Exclusive Live Masterclass with WTA Pro Player
  • Exclusive Break the Love Sweatshirt, Tote 
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500.00 USD or more
Executive Member Tier
  • VIP Break the Love Founding membership
  • 2 Private Virtual Tennis Lesson with Former WTA Pro
  • In-Person Private Tennis Lesson
  • Exclusive Live Masterclass with WTA Pro Tennis Player
  • Exclusive Break the Love Sweatshirt, Tote, Hat 
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1,000.00 USD or more
VIP Member
  • 2 Tickets to the 2021 BNP Paribas Indian Wells Tennis Tournament 
  • VIP Break the Love Founding membership
  • 2 Virtual Private Tennis Lessons with Former WTA Pro
  • In-Person Private Tennis Lesson
  • Exclusive Live Masterclass with WTA Pro Player
  • Exclusive Break the Love Sweatshirt, Tote, Hat 
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5.00 USD or more
Show Your Support

Show your support and we will have eternal gratitude and will send you exclusive updates! 

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