Glenn C. Sterkel

South Elgin, IL 60177
Phone: (630) 675-0250
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Innovative Property Improvement Solutions for the Chicago, IL area.                 1st-Service
Specializing in Staircase Remodeling and Aluminum Restoration

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Recycling Initiatives

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A summary of the 1st-Service Business Initiative to recycle tennis balls

Posted on December 30, 2015 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

We make tennis ball recycling work on a greater scale, by creating a system of incentives to get key players in the tennis training industry to participate.


We are targeting a specific niche in the industry where large quantities of tennis balls are used for professional lessons, practice, and drills at premier tennis training clubs around the country.


These clubs must maintain a high quality level for the large quantities of balls they keep in carts cou...

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The Problem with Tennis Balls

Posted on November 17, 2015 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Tennis balls are quirky little yellow fuzzy cute bouncy things, that we toss into the air and THWACK as hard as we can at a player across the net from us (trying to miss them of course).  In aggressive defensive response, our opponent THWUMPS the little guy back at us in defiance.

At least that is how I suspect it may seem to the poor little ball. These guys are made of simple rubber and cloth and filled with about 15 lb of pressure. They are pretty uniformly spherical ...

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Sustainability Explained

Posted on November 17, 2015 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (1)

"There is no Industry Standard for recycling tennis balls" - The founders of Project Green Ball hit the nail on the head stating this on their website, and I saw this as a challenge. As a veteran Systems Engineer and tennis enthusiast, I have brainstormed this for many years with my tennis pro friend Ryan.  It took a lot of noodling to figure it out, so when I finally got an opportunity to really work on it, we found t...

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