JUNIOR TENNIS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (JTAP)
Many youngsters don’t have the financial resources to afford tennis lessons. Yet it is helpful to start this sport as early as possible especially if they show talent or promise in the sport of tennis. In 2021, a program was founded by Courtside member Grace Mahoney to help such youth.
Your donation will be used to help juniors who apply for and are selected to be part of this program and will help them learn the sport of a lifetime. You can donate by giving cash or writing a check to Courtside and specifying that funds are to go to JTAP (Junior Tennis Assistance Program). Thank you for supporting this program and helping Courtside make a difference in our community.
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
We have some big projects looming that we do need help with, so if you would like to donate to help us improve Courtsides facilities and property, you can donate to our Capital Improvements Program. Supporting our Capital Improvements Program will go a long way in helping make Courtside “The Place For Tennis in Venice”.
Thank you for your continuous support and generosity
Please call the office for more information @ 941-485-2000
or email CourtsideTC@gmail.com
Please Send your check to Courtside Tennis Club;
512 N. Auburn Rd. Venice, FL 34292.
RECYCLE BALLS PROGRAM
Courtside Tennis Club proudly participates in a program to recycle our used tennis balls. There is a non-profit company in Vermont called RecycleBalls whose mission it is to recycle or reuse tennis balls and keep them out of our nation’s landfills.
The problem is that tennis balls take 400 years to decompose. Nationwide, approximately 125 million used tennis balls wind up in America’s landfills every year. That is 20,000 metric tons of methane-producing, near non-decomposable rubber waste.
RecycleBalls invested nearly two years in full R&D to develop a process that will remove 99% of the felt from tennis balls in a cost-effective manner. They also grind the rubber cores into a natural crumb rubber which they call GREEN GOLD. GREEN GOLD is sold to other companies to be used in the construction of tennis courts, horse footing, playground turf, rubber landscaping mulch, traffic safety equipment and hopefully soon, with more R&D, a variety of other green products.
Although participating in the RecycleBalls recycling program costs money, Courtside Tennis Club feels that it is a wonderful program to be associated with and the benefits to helping our community and planet are immeasurable.
We are proud to help RecycleBalls save the planet, one ball at a time.
Tennis Director/ Head Tennis Professional
Courtside Tennis Club