Tennis Recycles

Tennis Recycles is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to implement tennis ball recycling programs all over the US!

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Project Description

Did you know that over 325 million tennis ball are purchased each year? Less than a fraction of one percent of them are recycled. Tennis Recycles was created to change that. We are a nonprofit organization working toward sustainable solutions in tennis. In 2019, our goal is to implement a tennis ball recycling system in New York City + the greater New York area's over 80 tennis courts. In the long-term, our mission is to drive awareness and establish a system across the entire US.

We are raising money to:

- Purchase outdoor all-weather recycling bins to jumpstart a recycling program throughout New York City and the greater New York area.
- Pay for legal fees to become an official 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
- Keep the organization running.

YOUR support makes all the difference! 

The support of the community is what made a pilot program with the NYC Public Parks possible in 2018; this year it will help to expand recycling efforts and prevent more tennis balls from ending up in landfills. 

Thank you from the team at Tennis Recycles. 

Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why do tennis balls need to be recycled? 

They are a largely disposable product, most players discard them after several matches, and professionals go through at least 12 balls in a single match. They are essentially the plastic straws of the sports world. 

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In an exclusive collaboration with Brazilian artist Alice Quaresma, Tennis Recycles is offering a limited edition of 100 of each design. Once they're gone, they're gone! All proceeds benefit the cause.

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Alice Quaresma White LS Tee

In an exclusive collaboration with Brazilian artist Alice Quaresma, Tennis Recycles is offering a limited edition of 100 of each design. Once they're gone, they're gone! All proceeds benefit the cause.

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Eleonore Tisseyre Risograph Print

In an exclusive collaboration with Parisian artist Eléonore Tisseyre, Tennis Recycles is offering a limited edition of 30 signed and numbered risograph prints. 11" x 17", Unframed. Ships flat. 

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In an exclusive collaboration with Parisian artist Eléonore Tisseyre, Tennis Recycles is offering a limited edition of 100 of each design. Once they're gone, they're gone! All proceeds benefit the cause.

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Tyler Nevitt Photographic Print A

In an exclusive collaboration with New-York based photographer Tyler Nevitt, Tennis Recycles is offering a limited edition of 10 of each 16" x 20" print. 

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In an exclusive collaboration with New-York based photographer Tyler Nevitt, Tennis Recycles is offering a limited edition of 10 of each 16" x 20" print.

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In an exclusive collaboration with New-York based photographer Tyler Nevitt, Tennis Recycles is offering a limited edition of 10 of each 16" x 20" print.

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In an exclusive collaboration with New-York based photographer Tyler Nevitt, Tennis Recycles is offering a limited edition of 100 of the Baseline tee. 

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Alice Quaresma Black SS Tee

In an exclusive collaboration with Brazilian artist Alice Quaresma, Tennis Recycles is offering a limited edition of 100 of each design. Once they're gone, they're gone! All proceeds benefit the cause.

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TR Logo Tee

The Tennis Recycles logo tee is a total classic. Circular logo on the front and Tennis Recycles logo in small text across the upper back neck. All proceeds keep TR running and more importantly, keep those tennis balls from hitting the landfill.

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Your donation helps to expand recycling programs across greater New York and keep Tennis Recycles running. 

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Your donation helps to expand recycling programs across greater New York and keep Tennis Recycles running. 

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Your donation helps to expand recycling programs across greater New York, keeps the organization running and helps TR raise funding to establish as an official 501(c)(3) non-profit.

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Tyler Nevitt SS White Tee

In an exclusive collaboration with New-York based photographer Tyler Nevitt, Tennis Recycles is offering a limited edition of 100 of the Baseline tee. 

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$30
Alice Quaresma White SS Tee

In an exclusive collaboration with Brazilian artist Alice Quaresma, Tennis Recycles is offering a limited edition of 100 of each design. Once they're gone, they're gone! All proceeds benefit the cause.

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$45
Alice Quaresma White LS Tee

In an exclusive collaboration with Brazilian artist Alice Quaresma, Tennis Recycles is offering a limited edition of 100 of each design. Once they're gone, they're gone! All proceeds benefit the cause.

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$50
Eleonore Tisseyre Risograph Print

In an exclusive collaboration with Parisian artist Eléonore Tisseyre, Tennis Recycles is offering a limited edition of 30 signed and numbered risograph prints. 11" x 17", Unframed. Ships flat. 

29 Left
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$30
Eleonore Tisseyre Tote

In an exclusive collaboration with Parisian artist Eléonore Tisseyre, Tennis Recycles is offering a limited edition of 100 of each design. Once they're gone, they're gone! All proceeds benefit the cause.

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Eleonore Tisseyre Limited Edition Tee

In an exclusive collaboration with Parisian artist Eléonore Tisseyre, Tennis Recycles is offering a limited edition of 100 of each design. Once they're gone, they're gone! All proceeds benefit the cause.

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$250
Tyler Nevitt Photographic Print A

In an exclusive collaboration with New-York based photographer Tyler Nevitt, Tennis Recycles is offering a limited edition of 10 of each 16" x 20" print. 

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$250
Tyler Nevitt Photographic Print B

In an exclusive collaboration with New-York based photographer Tyler Nevitt, Tennis Recycles is offering a limited edition of 10 of each 16" x 20" print.

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$250
Tyler Nevitt Photographic Print C

In an exclusive collaboration with New-York based photographer Tyler Nevitt, Tennis Recycles is offering a limited edition of 10 of each 16" x 20" print.

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$30
Tyler Nevitt SS Black Tee

In an exclusive collaboration with New-York based photographer Tyler Nevitt, Tennis Recycles is offering a limited edition of 100 of the Baseline tee. 

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$30
Alice Quaresma Black SS Tee

In an exclusive collaboration with Brazilian artist Alice Quaresma, Tennis Recycles is offering a limited edition of 100 of each design. Once they're gone, they're gone! All proceeds benefit the cause.

95 Left
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$30
TR Logo Tee

The Tennis Recycles logo tee is a total classic. Circular logo on the front and Tennis Recycles logo in small text across the upper back neck. All proceeds keep TR running and more importantly, keep those tennis balls from hitting the landfill.

100 Left
0 Supporters
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$50
Monetary Donation

Your donation helps to expand recycling programs across greater New York and keep Tennis Recycles running. 

0 Supporters
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$100
Monetary Donation

Your donation helps to expand recycling programs across greater New York and keep Tennis Recycles running. 

0 Supporters
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$500
Monetary Donation *Ace Level*

Your donation helps to expand recycling programs across greater New York, keeps the organization running and helps TR raise funding to establish as an official 501(c)(3) non-profit.

0 Supporters
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$1,000
Monetary Donation *Match Point*

You are a star contributor! Your donation helps to expand recycling programs across greater New York, keeps the organization running and helps TR raise funding to establish as an official 501(c)(3) non-profit.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$30
Tyler Nevitt SS White Tee

In an exclusive collaboration with New-York based photographer Tyler Nevitt, Tennis Recycles is offering a limited edition of 100 of the Baseline tee. 

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