SAVING THE EARTH ONE BALL AT A TIME
Cooper was a small dog with a big spirit. Cooper loved tennis balls. He played with them, slept with them and even carried them wherever he went. In October 2019 when Cooper lost his battle with heart disease, we had hundreds of tennis balls of which to dispose. We learned that tennis balls take 400 years to decompose and that the U.S. is responsible for dumping 125 million into landfills each year.
Thanks to technology, the yellow fuzz can be removed from the ball and the rubber can be ground down to a raw material used to make the base of tennis courts. It takes 10,000 balls to make the base of one court. We knew we needed to start a collection.
And the idea of Coopers Court began...