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Recycle Tennis Balls For Tennis Court Construction - How & Where  /Ace/Laykold 

Recycle Tennis Balls For Tennis Court Construction - How & Where  /Ace/Laykold  | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it
How and Where to Recycle
Tennis is a very popular game worldwide. As a result, the amount of tennis equipment manufactured to satisfy the needs of the masses is significant. The amount of tennis balls produced each year is even larger. Around 360 million tennis balls are manufactured each year and they hold a very short lifespan.

What happens to these balls once they get old and discarded? Ever wondered? As the materials in tennis balls are non-biodegradable, 20,000 tons of wastes are developed from these discarded balls. Most of the waste ends up in landfills, contributing to degrading our environment.

These used balls can now be recycled and incorporated into a tennis court. You can help mother earth from being polluted and keep her green by recycling your used tennis balls.

If you want to recycle your tennis balls, you are just a few steps away. Just follow the steps below:

Our partner, Recycle Balls, makes it simple.

Visit  Recycle Balls and Get Free Labels: Tell them how many balls and boxes you have and they will email you a label.
Ship: Drop of your boxes or schedule a pick up.
Receive Tax Deductions: They will email you a receipt as soon as you shipment is received.
Isn’t it easy? Or if still you are facing problem, Please contact Ace Surfaces

We are currently working on setting up collection sites for used tennis balls across the U.S.

Do you want to help with recycling efforts in your tennis community? You can become a collection site for used tennis balls. Send us your locations address,contact person and website and we will put your information in our database of collection sites on our website.
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TENNIS BALL MANUFACTURING

The processes involved in the manufacture of tennis balls have barely changed during the last 100 years. The various processes are described below, showing the manufacturing process from start to finish.

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Tennis Ball manufacturing process hasn't changed in 100 years.  And neither has the ball's short life span!

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500,000 TENNIS BALLS KEPT OUT OF USA LANDFILLS!

500,000 TENNIS BALLS KEPT OUT OF USA LANDFILLS! | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

500,000 TENNIS BALLS KEPT OUT OF LANDFILLS!
Jeremy Rayburn holding up tennis ball # 500,000 from our fast-growing network of now 400+ partners. This amazing milestone was made possible by the hard work and dedication of tennis players across the country. Recycle all tennis balls in the USA? We are on our way! 

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IMPACT: 2000 USED TENNIS BALLS HEADED TO FLORIDA TO HELP KIDS! 

IMPACT: 2000 USED TENNIS BALLS HEADED TO FLORIDA TO HELP KIDS!  | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

On behalf of the many tennis players and tennis facility partners who donated these, RecycleBalls was proud to contribute/ship 2000 tennis balls to Panama City, Florida on behalf of the Houston First Baptist Church mission today. The Texas based mission is headed for Panama City with 400 hundred teenagers from their congregation. They are reaching out to the city to meet their needs in schools, parks, and communities. This is their fourth year in connecting with churches, community and people in the Panama City area, it is half service and half camp for these kids, but 100% impactful for them, Panama City and Panama City kids.

Schools in Panama City have a need for tennis balls to reduce the workload on limited janitorial staff on buffing the floors. These balls will also reduce the cost since the chemicals and supplies needed to buff the floors will not be required and reduce how much chemical goes out the drain and towards the ocean. Additionally, it reduces the noise in the class room which enables more learning. First Baptist kids will be cutting and installing these balls on chairs but that is only about 50% of the need at just one of the schools. RecycleBalls will also be sending empty bins to ensure these balls remain out of landfills once they have completed their classroom duty. We are happy to initiate this first step towards helping this effort! Our mission? Recycle all tennis balls in the USA. More info at www.recycleballs.org Help us grow by liking our page and sharing this post.

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A SIGN BASE MADE WITH RECYCLED TENNIS BALLS!

A SIGN BASE MADE WITH RECYCLED TENNIS BALLS! | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

"The RecycleBalls team showcases the first portable sign base made from our partner facilities' recycled tennis balls! We could not be prouder to be working with Bill Robbins and his crew at RubberForm towards developing recycled tennis ball products that are not only socially and environmentally responsible but that may actually improve lives. Our non-profit mission? To recycle all tennis balls in the USA. Pictured from left to right are Amelia Weeks, Zoe Drummond, Julia Rodriguez, Derrick Senior and Erik Kernan. More information about Rubberform at https://rubberform.com/ and more information about RecycleBalls at www.recycleballs.org"

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Tennis Ball Courts Made from Recycled Tennis Balls

Tennis Ball Courts Made from Recycled Tennis Balls | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it
Laykold Masters Recycled Tennis Ball Courts
Advanced Polymer Technology and Ace Surfaces created Laykold Masters, the first cushion court with a shock pad that absorbs up to 10,000 recycled tennis balls in a single tennis court.  Finally, after a tennis ball has had its last bounce, it can be recycled and used as a cushion tennis court instead of rolling into a landfill.

Laykold Masters 5
With an expected 20+ year lifespan, the LM5 is a perfect solution for new construction. Providing a consistent ball bounce, reliable footing, and long-lasting beauty.

Highlights
14% Force Reduction
5 Year Warranty
Factory Blended Topcoats
Tennis Balls in Schock Pad
Laykold Masters 8
With an expected 20+ year lifespan, the LM8 is a perfect solution for new construction or concealing existing cracks in an otherwise structurally sound tennis court. Providing a consistent ball bounce, reliable footing, and long-lasting beauty.

Highlights
21% Force Reduction
Factory Blended Top Coats
5 Year Warranty
Tennis Balls in Shock Pad
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New Balls, Please - The New York Times

New Balls, Please - The New York Times | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it
Wilson has manufactured the tennis balls for the United States Open since 1978. In any given year, it cranks out 100 million balls, most of them made in Thailand. Over the course of the 14-day Open, from practice to play, Wilson says about 95,000 balls are used. Here is how they are made:

Jeremy Rayburn's insight:

Interesting how tennis ball manufacturing has not changed much in 100 years.  Wilson makes over 100 MM balls per year - the US Open alone uses 95K balls!  These eventually will become unusable.

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95,000 balls are used in the US Open alone! Where do they all end up?
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125 million tennis balls are sold in the United States each year, and eventually all are dead and unplayable

125 million tennis balls are sold in the United States each year, and eventually all are dead and unplayable | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

About 125 million tennis balls are sold in the United States each year, and eventually all are dead and unplayable. Some find new life on the bottom of walkers or in the mouths of energetic dogs, but a vast majority end up in landfills.

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NY Times article describes the problem - 125 Million balls made each year in the US, and eventually they will all be unusable.   It takes 450 years for a tennis ball to decompose, so once they end up in a landfill, they won't be going anywhere for awhile.

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A Recycleballs CHAMPION - We could not be prouder! 

A Recycleballs CHAMPION - We could not be prouder!  | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

Jason Mandel is a student at Beverly Hills High School in California. Two months ago, Jason contacted us with a goal to recycle tennis balls in the LA area. Since then, Jason has established partners with several facilities and provided them with our QUICKSHIP program. His dedication and tenacity have already resulted in the recycling of 10,000 tennis balls! He's determined to exceed expectations and attend a top-ranked university in 2021 and major in entrepreneurship. We could not be prouder to have Jason as a model for other aspiring RecycleBalls CHAMPIONS. Our nonprofit mission? To recycle all tennis balls in the USA.

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RecycleBalls & RUBBERFORM: Innovation at its finest

RecycleBalls & RUBBERFORM: Innovation at its finest | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

Creating "first of its kind" products with RECYCLED TENNIS BALLS! RecylceBalls is proud to be developing a new partnership with Rubberform towards environmentally responsible products made with...tennis balls! Rubberform is a world-class manufacturer and marketer of innovative solutions for parking lot safety, commercial construction, traffic control, industrial, plant safety, road construction and surface protection products. Stay tuned! Pictured on left is Bill Robbins of Rubberform and Derrick Senior of RecycleBalls. https://rubberform.com/"

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RecycleBalls "GREEN GOLD" - All tennis balls in the US can now be recycled into GREEN products!  

RecycleBalls "GREEN GOLD" - All tennis balls in the US can now be recycled into GREEN products!   | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

We are most encouraged by the results to date and are continuing to work with a number of partners towards unique grinding solutions that would remove 99% of the felt from tennis balls. This would allow RecycleBalls to deliver pallet loads of "Tennis Ball Gold" - a pure rubber end product that could be used in a number of environmentally beneficial applications. This would most likely be delivered in 2,000lb palletized "supersacs". Thanks to so many for continuing to work with us in developing what should be a unique sustainable repurposing solution to a longstanding problem: What to do with the 125 million tennis balls that get trashed annually in US landfills - that is  20,000 tons of non-decomposable waste.  We are very proud of so many that are helping bring this needed "GREEN" to US  tennis.  

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Disposing of 14 million old tennis balls? France has a solution

Disposing of 14 million old tennis balls? France has a solution | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it
Tennis players in France get through a staggering 14 million tennis balls each year. The French Tennis Federation has come up with a novel solution to recycle old tennis balls generating a benefit to communities.
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