Tennis Ball Recycling Supports Community Tennis Programme

26 July 2023

A big “thank you” to all those members who recycle their tennis balls with us. We use the money we receive from these balls to support our community tennis initiatives and this past term the beneficiary has been Edith Cavell Lower School, just round the corner from us. Over 20 pupils  enjoyed a summer term of tennis coaching, introducing many of the students to tennis for the first time.

Coach Paul went into the school on Manton Lane and delivered some fun tennis coaching and ball games to children in years one and two.  The children really enjoyed the sessions; it encouraged them to get active and play sport and hopefully gave them a great introduction to tennis. This initiative was fully funded from the Recycaball payments, topped up by the Club, with no cost to the school.

This was our second community tennis programme and followed a term of coaching at Ursula Taylor School in Clapham in 2022.  We will look to deliver more in the future and are keen to continue to share our love of tennis and racquet sports generally with young people.  If you work in a local school and would like to link up with us next summer, please do get in touch with Steve, our Racquets Operations Manager on [email protected].

Please do keep recycling with us!

All tennis players know that modern balls do not last that long! So, when you notice that your tennis balls have come to the end of their playing life, please donate them by placing them into the tennis bins you will see on Courts 1 and 3 (indoors), or on Court 4 (outdoors).

Not only is it brilliant that the balls don’t end up in landfill, local children benefit and Recycaball also makes a donation to other charities.  It is a win-win all round!

The balls will not be accepted by if they are weather damaged, marked (e.g. with your initials), very discoloured, have damaged / frayed nap or have been worn down to a threadbare state. They also accept trainer balls and mini /low pressure balls, even if they are the dual coloured or coloured balls.

It really is a great idea and you can find out more about the scheme and details of the balls they will and won’t accept here – Recycaball. Thank you for your help and support with this! Lastly, we do have some balls that Recycaball won’t take so if you do have any dogs or other uses for them please do let us know by contacting [email protected]