A non-profit founded in 2014, RecycleBalls aims to collect and recycle 125 million tennis balls that end up in landfills each year. They then repurpose these materials into socially relevant products, such as tennis courts, playgrounds, turf and other sustainable uses. The RecycleBalls program works through the distribution of weather-resistant bins at tennis courts, community centers and tennis retail locations. The donation bins double as a shipping box, and when full, can easily be sent to RecycleBalls headquarters in Burlington, Vermont; shipping costs for the bins are paid for by the RecycleBalls program. Tennis players and enthusiasts are invited to participate in this innovative program through tennis ball collection efforts or via donations to help fund the continued progression of the RecycleBalls program. For more information on ways to become involved, please visit www.recycleballs.org.
A NEW CHAMPION IS CROWNED
The last slam of 2018 became a war of attrition, as title hopefuls battled oppressive heat throughout the tournament. After a near record number of retirements, shocking upsets and grueling marathon matches, Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka emerged victorious in the men’s and women’s singles brackets, respectively. Djokovic claimed his 14th career slam after outlasting Juan Martin del Potro in straight sets, while Osaka overcame officiating controversy to upset Serena Williams and become the first Japanese tennis player to win a major tennis tournament.
- Speaker: 3W
- Power Source: Battery 400mAh
- Input: Micro USB
- Connections: Bluetooth 4.1, Bluetooth 4.2, USB
- Connectivity: One-button
- Battery life: 6 hours wireless power
- Speaker Diameter: 66mm
- Cradle Diameter: 80mm
- Cradle height: 12.5mm