Being active outdoors is both a fun and healthy way to create opportunities for valuable family time. The opportunity to play sports right at home makes that family fun even more convenient. As you consider landscaping projects, here is a rundown of all of the different types of backyard court sports you could add to your outdoor space.
Who doesn’t love shooting some hoops on a sunny summer day? A basketball court is a perennial favorite, as it can provide hours of entertainment and exercise. When designing a basketball court, you’ll have to factor in court dimensions, materials and hoop systems, among other elements. The standard dimensions for a full-sized basketball court are usually 94 feet long and 50 feet wide. With these dimensions, there’s plenty of room to move around for a one-on-one game, or even a whole family tournament.
Opt for asphalt or concrete surfaces to provide lasting durability. Or choose shock-absorbing tiles, like those from suppliers like Versacourt or SnapSports. Finally, add an adjustable basketball hoop so even your little ones can join the fun.
Tennis courts are perfect for those already familiar or experienced with the sport, or who are looking to introduce it as a family activity. A tennis court measures 78 feet long and 36 feet wide, but you can always opt for smaller dimensions to serve more recreational play.
Similarly to basketball courts, asphalt, concrete or tile systems are the usual materials used for the court surface. Proper fencing and a net system will also add to the fun and functionality of a court over time and use. When all of these elements are put into play, tennis can be an extremely enjoyable activity for all family members.
Pickleball is an increasingly popular sport which combines the fast-paced nature of tennis with elements of badminton and ping pong. A pickleball court is smaller than a tennis court, with dimensions of 44 feet long and 20 feet wide.
Like tennis, pickleball courts utilize surfaces like asphalt, concrete or tile. Pickleball is a great sport for kids and older people alike: It’s less complicated than tennis, is easy to learn and requires easily accessible equipment.
If you can’t settle on just one sport, don’t worry: Multi-sport courts can be a perfect compromise. These courts are flexible enough in size and markings to accommodate a range of sports like basketball, tennis, volleyball, pickleball and more.
Multi-sport courts are even customizable, and materials like synthetic turf and adjustable net systems can add even more variety to the space.
At The Site Group, we love enhancing the lives of families by installing quality backyard court sports. If you’re interested in a residential court, we can assess your site to see what size or type of court it can accommodate.
Add more life to your landscape by providing space for activities and family fun time. If you’re still wondering about your choices, or where to begin, contact us. We’re happy to help you along your journey!