At the BNP Paribas Open Tennis Ball Recycling Event, Taylor Dent stopped by to talk about the reBounces Green Tennis Machine he purchased last year for the Dent Tennis Academy. First, Taylor was one of our favorite players on the Tour and one of the last great serve and volley guys (fingers crossed that S&V comes back on the tour level soon if ever). Second, Taylor and Jenny bought their Green Tennis Machine and have been ecstatic about the results — consistent ball bounce for their lessons, drills and ball machines and saving the planet! Hope to get a video up later this week.
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Put together a quick video… more to come so stay tuned! Also, we need to update our maps and testimonials — I’ll try to get all the new one’s up early next week.
On a recent trip to South America, I was amazed at the fact that every tennis director I spoke with knew or had heard of Fernando Velasco. Fernando is currently the Owner, General Manager and Director of Tennis at the Circle C Tennis Club in Austin, Texas. I thought about it and figured perhaps it was because Fernando was born in Bolivia, but then I realized that was too simple… everyone knew of him because aside from being a great guy, Fernando has been teaching tennis at the highest level for over 40 years and is a speaker at nearly every tennis conference you can go to – USPTA, PTR, USTA, etc.
Fernando and the team at Circle C Tennis Club recently purchased a Green Tennis Machine and here is what Fernando said about it:
About four months ago, we were introduced to the [Green Tennis Machine] at the Circle C Tennis Club. With all efforts to save money and also the environment, we made the commitment to purchase the unit.One of the prides of our Club, is that we always provide good quality tennis balls for teaching to our sophisticated clientele. Every six weeks, we purchase 16 cases of teaching balls and distribute equally among our 8 tennis pros.Since we have purchased the unit, we have been recycling the tennis balls when needed, and have not received any complaints from the members. They like the fact that we can provide them with good quality bounce balls for their lessons. They not only appreciated the efforts of saving money for the club, but also, the fact that we are recycling balls that normally would be dumped on the waste areas, thus causing more damage to the environment. Since we purchased the unit, I already cancelled one shipment of teaching balls.
We crossed over 400,000 tennis balls collected… some of the more random uses of balls have been:
- to make chairs
- to make art (we will have an update on that later)
- to test lawn mowing equipment
- to use in an architecture project
- to use inside of a hand-sewn baseball
However our preference is to put them back on the court over and over.
We are just getting back from watching the Bryan Brothers keep the US in the Tie versus Spain. I have some photos and a quick video for you… The match was unbelievable and it felt like Fish and Roddick are going to pull out the win for the US.
By now you may have seen the news about the BNP Open Recycling Challenge –
You and your friends can win 8 tickets to the VIP (BNP Paribas) suite for a Day & Night session during this year’s BNP Paribas Open.
More rules are here … must be in So-Cal to participate in this year’s event … balls must be sent by February 28th.
Hopefully you’ve voted at awards.onthebaseline.com for your favorite WTA players, coaches, writers and commentators. If you entered the contest, I hope you will win one of the five sets of 50 balls we are giving away.
Rebounces congratulates all the players who made 2009 a truly fabulous year on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour!
In 2009, Rebounces exceeded its goal of diverting five tons of balls from landfills and we are currently setting our sights on 25+ tons in 2010! These lofty goals would not be achievable without the fantastic players and partners, such as On the Baseline, that Rebounces works with every day.
Please check out our Recycling program and our Replay program that allows you to give your dead tennis balls life again.
Have a great holiday season and go VOTE