Texas Tennis Open Announces reBounces as a 2012 Tournament Sponsor

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Sustainability and Tennis Ball Recycling Partner, reBounces, to Support “10,000 Kids Community Program”

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We are very proud to have reBounces as a sponsor of this year’s event and a primary participant in our community tennis program for kids

The 2012 Texas Tennis Open, which will feature many of the top Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) professional tennis stars, announced today that reBounces is an official sponsor of the Open and the tournament’s “10,000 Kids community program.” reBounces is the developer of the Green Tennis Machine™ — the first patented bulk re-pressurization system designed to re-pressurize tennis balls and keep them out of landfills.

“reBounces is a great company with a product that serves the tennis-playing community, while supporting recycling and landfill reduction efforts,” said Chris Giordano, Texas Tennis Open Tournament Director. “We are very proud to have reBounces as a sponsor of this year’s event and a primary participant in our community tennis program for kids.”

Since 2008, reBounces has been a leader in green tennis technology. The patented Green Machine is a bulk tennis ball re-pressurization system that allows tennis facilities to extend the life of their practice balls. The company has also announced that it will launch two smaller-sized Green Tennis Machines this spring. While the original machine was targeted at larger tennis facilities, the system has been “right-sized” for smaller facilities as well as individual coaches and teaching professionals. reBounces is also the first and only company in the United States to offer a free tennis ball recycling program for facilities and individuals.

More than 300 million tennis balls are produced worldwide each year, which translates into approximately 19,000 tons of non-biodegradable landfill waste. Through the use of their Green Tennis Machine and the national tennis ball recycling program, reBounces has helped their customers repurpose and reuse more nearly 2,000,000 tennis balls, since the company was founded.

“We look forward to showcasing all three sizes of our Green Tennis Machines at the 2012 Texas Tennis Open and supporting the recycling efforts of the event,” said reBounces Founder and CEO Bill Dirst. “Our goal is to educate tennis professionals and the tennis-playing community that there is an alternative to throwing away used tennis balls, which is ultimately a win for tennis players and the environment.”

The 2nd annual Texas Tennis Open, which is part of the WTA tour, is an “International Level” tournament with prize money of $220,000. It features a singles draw of 32 players and a doubles draw of 16 teams. The tournament, which will host a top-ranked, international field of players, will take place August 17 through August 24, 2012 at the Hilton DFW Lakes Hotel in Grapevine, Texas.

The inaugural 2011 Texas Tennis Open enabled 10 of the top 50 players in the world to travel to Dallas to compete. The championship match pitted Wimbledon Semifinalist Sabine Lisicki against Aravane Rezai. Lisicki defeated Rezai in the final 6-2, 6-1 and finished the year for the first time in the top 15. Last year’s inaugural Texas Tennis Open boasted one of the toughest draws on the international-level tournament schedule for the WTA Tour.

About the Texas Tennis Open
The 2012 Texas Tennis Open, an international-level Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) event offering $220,000 in prize money, will feature a 32-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw. The event will be held one week prior to the prestigious US Open, and will feature an outstanding field of international players ranked in the top 75 in the world. For more information about the Texas Tennis Open, go to the tournament’s website at TexasTennisOpen.com or follow the tournament on Twitter or Facebook.

About reBounces
Since 2008, reBounces has been a leader in green tennis technology. The patented Green Tennis Machine™ is a bulk tennis ball re-pressurization system that allows tennis facilities to extend the life of their practice balls and increase their bottom line. reBounces is also the first and only company to offer a free tennis ball recycling program for facilities and individuals in the continental United States who want to dispose of tennis balls responsibly. For more information, please visit rebounces.com email info(at)rebounces(dot)com or call 870-204-5171.

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