Tennis ball recycling

Net Love = Net Zero

Let our tennis balls be net love.

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Net Love in 2.5 minutes

our mission

Recycle 2,000,000 tennis balls in the next few years

Every year, 125 million used tennis balls ends up in landfills and generates 20,000 tons of methane-producing and non-compostable waste. Methane is a greenhouse gas which is 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

One tennis ball takes over 400 years to decompose. Our Mission is to repurpose or recycle 2 million used tennis balls by donating them to local animal shelters and senior centers, or recycling them via the Wilson Recycle Balls Program.

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Help make a positive impact on the environment!

By reusing and repurposing non-degradable used tennis balls, Net Love strives to minimize methane-producing and non-compostable waste created by 125 million used tennis balls dumped every year. 


Every year 125 million used tennis balls wind up in a landfill.


Every year used tennis balls generate about 20,000 tons of methane and non-compostable waste. Methane is a greenhouse gas which is 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide. 

Did you know?

One tennis ball takes about 400 years to decompose.

Our Mission

Recycle 2,000,000 tennis balls in the next few years.

Join Us

Join Our Team

Contribute to the cause by volunteering. You can sign up by submitting the application form.

Start A Local Chapter 

Create more localized change by starting a state/country chapter. If a chapter in your area exists already, please reach out to the Chapter Lead to learn how you can join their team. If not, start one by applying today!

Donate Used Tennis Balls

Donate your used tennis balls. Find the nearest Net Love donation location via the Net Love web app, or contact us.

Follow Us

Not sure how you want to get involved yet? Follow us on Instagram (@netlovenj) to stay updated with opportunities, initiatives, programs, events, and more!

Popular Questions

To take action all you need is a little time and dedication

Net Love, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in NJ run by high school students who love tennis and care about the environment.

We work with local schools and tennis clubs. Our main recycling partner is

Yes! Feel free to contact us via the contact form on this website or via social media. If you are near us or one of our Chapters, we can arrange for delivery.

You may order 10-50 used tennis balls. However, once we set up more bins we will be able to accommodate larger quantities.

Based upon availability. Usually around 3-5 days.

Unfortunately not at this time. We are currently focused on servicing the Central Jersey area. We plan to expand our service to additional locations in the future.

At this time there is no simple way to tell if a bin is full. You may report a full bin on our website through the Contact Us form.

You can find a collection bin near you with the web app. If there no locations near you, or you are in the Central NJ area, feel free to contact us to discuss other options.

We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity and accept monetary donations. Your donation is tax deductible and a receipt will be sent to you. Any support is welcome and greatly appreciated. Please click on the donate button on the website or go to our Net Love donorbox page.

our executive team

Net Love

lily Liu

Co-Founder / CEO

Maggie Liu

Co-Founder / COO

THE POWER OF recycling

We welcome everyone to join us in recycling tennis balls.

Together, let’s collaborate towards improving the environment.

Whether your goal is to recycle used tennis balls or contribute towards creating a better world.

Ways to help

Join Us

You can join as a volunteer or start a new local Chapter.

(If you’re wondering about the bagels in the background, a “bagel” is a fun alternative to “zero” in tennis.)