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Every year, thousands of people compete to be U.S. National Tennis Champion. But only a few are doing it at age 80....
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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    "ON THE TEAM" PACKAGE. In addition to our heartfelt thanks and the wonderful feeling of helping an independent documentary get made, you'll get regular "sideline" updates via email from the production team during the filming of Gold Balls!

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    "MORE THAN LOVE" You know that the first point after love is 15! For showing your love, you'll receive an exclusive e-book with 15 delicious smoothie recipes, and a fun GOLD BALLS word search!

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    "IN THE GAME" Way to get in the game! We'll send you a set of 4 colorful postcards with motivational messages to keep you on fire! You can post 'em on your mirror or send to a friend. Plus everything in the "MORE THAN LOVE" package. You can't lose!

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    "TOTE-ALLY SERVING ACES" You're a winner! You'll receive a "digital movie ticket" for the completed film AND a handy GOLD BALLS tote bag! You'll also be named in the THANKS section of the film credits. Plus everything from the "MORE THAN LOVE" package. We anticipate you will receive a code sometime in late 2015.

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    "WEAR IT" Get your own GOLD BALLS cotton T-shirt. Whether you wear it while picking up tennis balls or picking up dates, you'll look like a winner! You will also receive everything in the MORE THAN LOVE package. OR, choose the Tote bag and everything from the IN THE GAME package, it's up to you!

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    "THE COMBO 100" Now you're a baller! You'll receive an exclusive pre-release screener DVD of the full documentary and a THANK YOU gift bag with exclusive Gold Balls stickers, bookmarks, photos and surprises. You'll also receive everything in the WEAR IT package, and you will be named in a SPECIAL THANKS section of the feature credits. Bonus: receive a special shout out on Twitter! It's a winning combination!

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    Pledge US$ 150 or more About US$ 150

    "WORK HARD PLAY HARD" Now you're playing like a champion. But all work and no play makes for a very dull day! Get ready for post-match cocktails with this set of six beautiful beaded tennis themed drink markers specially created for you by our director. These hand crafted beauties won't last long so snag one of the the limited edition sets while you still can! PLUS everything in the COMBO 100 package.

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    "TOTE-ALLY IN THE MATCH" Show everyone else how it's done with your very own Nantucket style Gold Balls canvas bag. PLUS everything in the COMBO 100 package, and you will be named in the SPECIAL THANKS section.

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    "BLIND 'EM WITH BLING" Treat yourself (or a friend!) to delightful jewelry by Emily Austin of Scottsdale. And show your love for the game even when you can't make it to the courts. Swarovski crystals are hand set with meticulous care in sterling silver. Earrings at the $150 level, or necklace at $175. Or go for both for $225! Package includes everything in the IN THE GAME and MORE THAN LOVE packages.

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    "FOR STUDENTS OF SPORT" This. Is. Awesome. Ron T., who is a famous sender of newspaper articles, will mail you a collection of personalized newspaper clippings geared towards your interests. Experience the nostalgic pleasure of reading from the printed page. Extra bonus if you are into nutrition and tennis! You'll also receive everything in the COMBO 100 package.

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    "YOUR PERSONAL ANNOUNCER" Marcus, our featured player from Texas, will record a 20-30 second audio message of your choosing. This can include voicemail greetings, marriage proposals, or that lullaby that always puts you to sleep at night. Use your imagination (PG-13, please!) and receive the (audio) recording of your dreams. You'll also receive everything in the COMBO 100 package.

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    "A PICTURE LASTS LONGER" Now this is special. A coffee table photo book created exclusively for Gold Balls Kickstarter backers. This beautifully produced small softcover book will delight you with funny and inspirational quotes from our players and stunning photos shot on location. You can also receive everything in the COMBO 100 package.

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    "THE VIDEO ANALYSIS" Look at you! You're a contender! You get the above prizes, plus you can submit a video of your serve or strokes and receive a 5 minute video coaching session from John or Marcus (certified tennis pros). You can also elect to receive the coffee table book, the t-shirt OR the tote, the digital wordsearch, the smoothie recipes, the download code or a hard copy DVD of the film after it has premiered, and will be named in a VERY SPECIAL THANKS section.

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    "THE SWEET SPOT" Now we're talking! You'll get a VIP invitation to our special cast & crew screening and reserved seats at the premiere closest to your location. We'll also deliver a dozen tennis (or regular) themed cakepops to celebrate just how sweet you are. You may also elect to receive either the video analysis or the coffee table book, the t-shirt or tote, the digital wordsearch, the smoothie recipes, the download code or a hard copy DVD of the film after it has premiered, and will be named in the VERY SPECIAL THANKS section.

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    "YOU'RE A CHAMPION" And an amazing supporter of independent filmmaking. THANK YOU so much. You will be named as an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER of the film. The title does NOT come with any responsibilities or equity in the film but would look great on your IMDB page! You will also receive an invitation to our cast & crew screening and post-party, 4 VIP seats at the film premiere, the coffee table book, the t-shirt or tote, the digital wordsearch and smoothie recipes, and the download code or a hard copy DVD of the film after it has premiered.

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    "THE WINNERS BOX" In addition to our deep gratitude, and 4 VIP seats and verbal thanks at the film premiere, you get a personal meet and greet with #1 in the world John Powless as well as 2 box seats at the U.S. Open! PLEASE CONTACT US IN ADVANCE BEFORE CLAIMING THIS REWARD. Travel and accommodations are not included, date subject to availability. You will also receive an invitation to our cast & crew screening, the coffee table book, the t-shirt or tote, the digital wordsearch and smoothie recipes, and the download code or a hard copy DVD of the film after it has premiered.

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    "GRAND SLAM" Be listed as a PRODUCER in the credits and receive an exclusive dinner with available cast and crew when we are working in a city near you. You may also choose between: a private 60 minute lesson for up to 6 from one of the featured players or coaches in the film, being featured in a cameo yourself, or a 1-hour consultation with the director and producer on your own project! PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE CLAIMING THIS REWARD TIER. The title does NOT come with any responsibilities or equity in the film but would look great on your IMDB page! You will also receive 4 VIP seats at the film premiere, an invitation to our cast & crew screening and post-party, the optional coffee table book, the t-shirt or tote, the digital wordsearch and smoothie recipes, and the download code or a hard copy DVD of the film after it has premiered.

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