Tennis Balls Recycled
Pair of Shoes Recycled
Why Recycle Balls and Shoes?
How is TCSP Helping?
Tennis Ball Recycling Program
TCSP began a tennis ball recycling program in July of 2017 by partnering with RecycleBalls, a nonprofit organization located in Vermont. Beginning in 2014, RecycleBalls is the first nonprofit in the U.S. with a large-scale collection program for tennis balls with the mission to recycle all used tennis balls.
*Public donations of used tennis balls are temporarily not accepted at this time. We hope to continue accepting all ball donations for recycling soon.
Tennis Shoe Recycling Program
As of August 2017, TCSP provides a Nike Reuse-a-Shoe bin for Nike Grind in order to prevent TCSP players from throwing their shoes in the trash. Once the bin fills up, we ship the tennis shoes to Nike Grind’s facility in Tennessee. In the 1990s, Nike began their Reuse-a-Shoe program, allowing for people to sustainably dispose of their unwearable athletic shoes. Nike began this program by grinding old shoes into crumb, called Nike Grind, for running tracks. Currently, Nike Grind is used for athletic surfaces, playgrounds, and Nike apparel.