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How A Backyard Sports Court Will Increase your Property Value

There are many remodeling and renovation projects that homeowners often do to increase the value of their homes, whether this is a new bathroom or a new addition to a house. While these are excellent ways to improve property value, other ways can hold more benefits in the long run. Installing a backyard sports court such as a basketball courttennis court, or multi-sports court will be an addition that you and your family can use for years while it also dramatically increases the value of your home.

Overall Good Investment

A backyard sports court is a luxurious home investment that will continue to rise in profit. Studies show that having a sports court will initially increase a property’s value anywhere between $10,000 to $20,000 and that will just increase over the lifetime of the home. Having a court in your backyard will provide not only a good real estate investment, but also provides a health and wellness initiative for you and your family. Additionally, your family will be able to exercise in the privacy of your own home versus using public courts and other public options.

Low Maintenance:

Another project that many homeowners do to increase their property value is to install a pool. Although pools can be a fun way to spend time with friends and family, they are very hard to keep clean and work properly. Pools require a lot of attention and money to keep them spotless and looking nice. Not to mention, in the winter months, they are not useable. A sports court will also bring the same amount of fun that families can enjoy past the summer months. Sports courts are also very low maintenance and durable throughout the harsh winter. The court material is antimicrobial, making them resilient to mold or dirt build-up.

Landscaping:

Landscaping a yard needs to be kept up regularly to keep a property looking in good shape. However, landscaping can be very time-consuming and extremely expensive. Having a backyard sports court such as a basketball or tennis court can remove some of that landscaping hassle. Our SportScapes experts will work with you to map out the perfect spot in your yard to install your custom court. Additionally, these courts can also be customized and designed the way you want so they will match your yard even better! Stop worrying about spending money on landscape maintenance and install a multi-purpose sports court that will bring long-lasting value and fun to your property and family.

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Increase your property value as well as your overall health by having a backyard basketball, tennis, or multi-sports court. Contact one of our SportScapes experts today to have a high-quality and durable court in your own backyard!

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How a Backyard Basketball Court Can Improve Health and Wellness Post-Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us a lot of important things. It caused people to start being more conscious of their health and wellness, both physically and mentally. It also taught us to spend time with our loved ones and to appreciate social interactions. An excellent way to achieve all these important things is by installing a basketball, tennis, or any other sports court right at home. Having a sports court installed at home will positively impact physical and mental health and allow for those social interactions. Learn about all the ways that an outdoor basketball court can help improve your health and wellness post-pandemic.

Physical Health

Basketball is a very intense game that requires a lot of focus, strength, and stamina. Having a basketball court right at home can help build lower and upper body strength over time while perfecting hand-eye coordination. Being active will also improve overall health, from improving respiratory to cardiovascular functions.

Mental Health

In addition to physical health benefits, being active also has a significant influence on mental health. Participation in physical activities such as basketball causes a release of a hormone called endorphins. Endorphins boost self-esteem, happiness and reduce stress. It is also shown that endorphins can help depression and anxiety. Take advantage of a backyard basketball court to improve your physical and mental health after the hardships of this pandemic.

Social Interactions

Being restricted with social interactions was very hard on everyone’s social life, especially children who need social interactions to achieve normal growth development and communication skills. With schools being shut down, remote learning, and social distancing, children could not have these regular social interactions with other children. Now that summer is here, and most people are vaccinated, it is more important than ever to increase those social interactions for your kids. Having a basketball court installed in your backyard is a fun and safe way for kids to play their favorite games, hang out with friends and make new ones. Sports courts can also double as tennis courts that will just increase the fun for your children!

The COVID-19 pandemic brought a lot of stress and hardships to families across the world. Restore some of those hardships by having fun and spending time with family and friends. If you are interested in installing a sports court at home, contact 360 SportScapes and start focusing on your health and wellness!

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Asphalt vs. Synthetic Basketball Courts

With summer being finally here, people are now able to have fun with their favorite hobbies outside again. Before grabbing your friends and a basketball, it is important to know what the pros and cons are of playing on different court materials. Certain materials can affect players’ health, physical ability and just the fun of the game!

Synthetic:

There are many pros that come with synthetic basketball courts. One of the biggest pros is they are softer and less damaging on the body when players fall. Because they are a softer material than concrete or asphalt, they act as a shock absorber which is crucial for long term knee and joint health. In addition to those benefits, synthetic courts do not attract the heat that asphalt does. Because asphalt is so dark it heats up very quickly in the summer months which can make playing very difficult and uncomfortable which is not something you have to worry about with synthetic courts. With synthetic courts, you also have the freedom to customize the color and size to build your dream basketball court.

Asphalt:

Asphalt basketball courts are very common to see in parks and outdoor community centers. Although asphalt courts are very prominent, they can cause a lot of wear and tear on players’ bodies. Basketball is a very high impact sport which causes a lot of falling throughout the game. Because asphalt is such a hard material, players can often injure themselves while falling. In addition, long-term playing on a hard material like asphalt can cause a condition called “jumper’s knee”. This occurs when there is repetitive jumping which results in stress on the player’s knees causing inflammation and deterioration of the patella tendon.

However, asphalt courts are not all bad. A big pro to asphalt basketball courts is that they are a less expensive option. Another pro is that they are very easy to maintain in all weather conditions which is great with temperamental New England weather. It is very easy to plow an asphalt court and not worry that you are permanently damaging it.

Take into account these pros and cons of different material courts before you start your basketball game. If you are a business or homeowner interested in installing a basketball court, contact 360 Sportscapes today!

Best Basketball Games for Your Kids & Entire Family

Summer weather is finally here and for all of our customers who have a basketball court installed at their home, that means the time is now to take advantage of your SportScape. There is nothing more fun than playing basketball games with your friends and family, but are you looking for a new game to play? Take a look below and maybe you’ll find a new game that you can try out!

1. Horse

Now, what kind of list would this be, if we didn’t mention Horse. A game you can play with 2 + people, it’s a classic game of making various shots around a court that your opponent has the chance to match. If you make your shot, your opponent has a chance to make it as well. If they make it, it’s their turn to test their skills. If they miss it, they get a letter, meaning an (H). So you keep playing until someone has accumulated H-O-R-S-E. The first one to accumulate H-O-R-S-E ends up conceding the match.

2. Knockout

Another absolute classic, knockout can be played with as many people as you want. You start by lining up your group of people in a single file line behind the free throw line. You also start with two basketballs and give them to the first two people. The way this works is the first person shoots a free throw and make or miss, tries to get the ball and put in the hoop as fast as possible. While the first person is trying to do this, as soon as they shoot the ball, if the second person scores before the first person, they knock the first person out of the game. As soon as someone makes a basket, they give the ball to the next person in line and they try to score as fast as they can. The game moves very fast and the last person standing is the winner!

3. Around the World

A great game that can be played with 2+ people. Think of this game like you are shooting from the three point contest locations at the NBA All Star Game. When a player makes a shot at each spot, they can move to the next spot. This continues until you miss and then the next player goes next to see how far they can go. The goal of the game is to make a shot at every location on your course (Around the World). You can technically choose any spot that is in your course, but the first person to make a basket at each location wins!

4. Twenty One

Probably the most active / competitive game on this list that can be played with 2+ people. The game starts with one person dribbling the ball outside the three point line and then trying to score. Everyone that doesn’t have the ball works to stop the person from scoring but everyone works alone and is not on a team. The player once behind the three point line can shoot at any time and once they score, they get a point. If they miss a shot, they can get their own rebound and shoot it but if they miss and someone else gets the rebound they must bring the ball behind the three point line to start their time trying to score. The first player to get to 21 wins the game.

We hope you enjoyed this list and have a great summer! If you would like to inquire about getting a basketball court installed at your home, please feel free to reach out! We are New England & Greater Naples, Florida’s leading basketball court installation company.

Value of Customization & Environmentally Friendly

No one knows your family more than you, so naturally no one understands what sports you enjoy better than your family. If you are planning on building a sports surface, you want to make sure that it will be suitable for the sports you love to play the most, right?

What’s important to us is your vision of the project, we want to assist you visualize, plan, design and construct your ideal playing surface based on your past experiences of playing the sports that you enjoy the most.

Perhaps you’re not looking for a sporting surface, but need help changing the dynamic of your backyard. Well, we are the total solution for all your synthetic surfacing and landscaping needs.

Our high‐quality products can be installed anywhere from backyards, offices, schools, hotels, parks and country clubs! We also offer an exclusive full turnkey service including design, construction, and installation.

We provide a service that offers consultation and expertise in developing your dream surfaces. Our highly skilled team will design, engineer, manage and service each project to your custom specifications and will remain with you for the lifetime of your investment.

Being environmentally conscious is becoming more important as we are dedicated to following the same vision. From inception to project completion, we value the mission of protecting our environment. We have teamed up with manufacturers who mirror the same strict levels of care so we can deliver the best sport court experience to our customers.

It’s important that we produce aesthetically pleasing and environmentally safe products, as we are proud to educate our clients on best practices. We are experts within this category, and proud to be leaders within practicing environmental stewardship.

We are accredited by a LEED® Certification which is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green facilities.

We understand average homeowners are conscious of making their yards more environmentally friendly. Unlike traditional court surfaces, our sports courts are not only constructed out of eco-friendly materials, but our installation process will result in a lower water usage for your yard. Additionally, our products are low maintenance, non-toxic and made with your safety in mind.

Give us a call today for a free consultation at 877.937.4360!

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Say Goodbye To Summer and Hello To Fall With A Backyard Ice Hockey Rink

Now that we are in the fall season, it’s time to start thinking about our winter needs. More and more folks are looking to bring Canada’s national sport right to their backyards with a residential ice hockey rink. Hockey rinks are a unique addition to your yard, as well as an effective way to increase the property value of your home

At 360 SportsScapes, we specialize in building a variety of sportscapes, including backyard ice hockey rinks. We can build a custom ice rink that fits both your yard and budget. Our home ice rinks are easy to maintain throughout the skating seasons and the materials are easy to take apart and assemble. 

The Benefits Of Backyard Ice Hockey Rinks

Adding a hockey rink to your property is sure to bring some cold weather fun and our SportScapes team will easily transform your backyard into the hot-spot of the neighborhood. Below are just a few of the many benefits you will experience from our ice rink installation:

Custom-Fit To Your Backyard

The size of your hockey rink will depend on the available space you have in your yard. At 360 SportScapes, we will custom-design a rink that will fit your unique outdoor space. We have different skating rink sizes to choose from, making it easy to find the best option for your yard. From a small ice rink to practice on, to a full-size ice rink that can host competitive games, we will build an ice rink that meets the needs and demands of your home!

More Exercise For The Family

Think about it, the fall and winter are typically the seasons where we are the least active. With a hockey rink in your backyard,  you are giving you and your family a fun and exciting way to get some exercise during the winter season. Whether you are using it for hockey or just to enjoy a casual skate on a snowy afternoon, you’ll be sure to get a workout in. 

A Community Tradition

Residential ice rinks are not common in every home. By having an ice rink in your backyard, you can establish a tradition in your community and neighborhood for years to come. Invite neighbors over for ice skating or a friendly pick-up game of hockey! Every skating season, people will be looking forward to you opening your backyard ice rink up! 

Reusable For Years To Come

With ice hockey rinks, you don’t have to sacrifice part of your yard year-round. Once the skating season is over, you can easily remove and store your backyard hockey rink until it is time to open it up again! For those that don’t want to break it down and store it, 360 also offers a white glove package where they will disassemble, remove and store your rink over the winter and set it back up in the fall. This will ensure you have plenty of yard space during the warmer months. 

Ask About Our Ice Hockey Rink Packages

If you are interested in a custom ice rink, contact 360 SportScapes! We are the only backyard hockey rink builder that offers a full-service estimate for your ice rink creation and installation.

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Do Backyard Sport Courts Add Value To Your Home?

There are many home exterior projects and additions that homeowners can implement to increase the value of their homes. While new roofing and other renovations may add some value to your home when you’re ready to sell, how many of them can actually be enjoyed by you and your family for the time being? According to a study by houselogic, swimming pools may not be the best investment when you’re looking to add value. Therefore, if you are looking for a fun way to add some value to your home it is definitely worth considering an outdoor sports court!

How Backyard Sport Courts Increase Your Home’s Value

At 360 SportsScapes, we specialize in the installation of residential basketball courts, backyard putting greens, backyard batting cages, multi-courts, and other sportscapes for your property. One of the most common questions our basketball court contractors get asked is whether or not sports courts are a good investment in regards to home value. Well, we’re happy to share that a backyard sport court is an addition to your home that will not only bring years of enjoyment to your family, which of course is priceless, but will also increase the value of your home. Here are a few ways how:

Low-Maintenance

Swimming pools are not only expensive to install, but require very intensive and costly maintenance. With a backyard sports court, maintenance is a breeze and inexpensive! Unlike traditional court surfaces, 360 SportScapes are constructed with quality tile that is 100 percent anti­microbial and resistant mold build-up. Maintenance is as easy as clearing leaves and an occasional power washing to remove dirt and dust. 

Because these sports courts are durable and long-lasting, they’ll still be in great shape if and when the time comes to sell your home and will help boost its value.

A Solution To Your Landscaping Woes

The less lawn you have, the more you’ll save on both time and from having to deal with lawn maintenance. Depending on the size of the sports court you install in your backyard, there may not be as much work required when it comes to landscaping. Plus, sports courts can be designed to fit and enhance your landscaping, making it a win-win!

An Eco-Friendly Addition

More and more homeowners are looking for ways to make their yards more environmentally-friendly — which typically translates to using less water. Unlike traditional court surfaces, our sports courts are not only constructed out of eco-friendly materials and the installation will result help lower water usage in your yard. Many homebuyers look exclusively for homes that have green features, and a sports court certainly contributes to an eco-friendly yard.

A Variety of Uses

Can’t decide which sports court will bring the biggest return? Why not invest in all of them? With a backyard multi-sport court you can bring an entire athletic complex to your yard. With a multi-sport court, you can add your favorite game lines, designs, and logos. Because these courts can easily be converted between basketball, volleyball, tennis, and other sport courts, there certainly will be value added to your property.

Get A Backyard Basketball Court, Putting Green, Or Other Sports Court From 360 SportsScapes! 

It is important to remember that other factors that come into play when it comes to the value of your home, such as location. However, industry experts predict that adding a backyard sports court to your home can increase its value anywhere between $10,000 to $20,000. In addition, having a home sport court helps to cultivate family and community engagement, creating a place to come together and be active. 

If you are interested in installing a backyard basketball court, putting green, or other sportscape to your yard, contact the experts at 360 SportScapes today!

Fun Labor Day Activities You Can Do In Your Own Backyard

What does Labor Day mean to you? Of course, we know that the holiday celebrates the American labor movement but for most when they think of Labor Day they think of the last holiday of summer. Most celebrate the unofficial end of the summer sunshine by barbecuing with family and spending time in their backyard. With artificial grass you can amplify your backyard and create a low maintenance space perfect for your family. The following are a few fun backyard games and activities perfect for your Labor Day celebration.

Putting Greens

Whether you are a weekend warrior or a professional golfer, 360 SportScapes Golf packages offer a complete array of professional artificial turf products.  We offer a realistic golf surface with unmatched performance. Putting greens not only provide a stunning addition to your landscape but they also require minimal maintenance and reliable in all climates. We offer no water and no chemical option to improve your short game. Kids also love playing games of put put with friends and family. Golfers of all skill levels can enjoy a relaxing game this Labor Day with 360 SportScapes putting greens.

Playground Activities

From sitting in the grass to playing in the sprinklers it’s no secret that kids love to play outdoors. 360 SportScapes offers a plethora of safe play area options for children and pets alike. Instead of getting muddy and tearing up your grass lawn, adding artificial turf keeps your house clean. We create our unique playground systems with Envirofill® an antimicrobial, nontoxic, and nonflammable infill product that remains up to 20 percent cooler than other infill materials. This Labor Day your kids can play freely while staying safe, clean and dry.

Pickleball

For a more active backyard activity consider installing a pickleball court in your backyard. Pickleball is a paddle ball sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. A pickleball court is the same size as a double’s badminton court. Our court tiles are shock absorbent and decrease stress on joints.  Join the over 400,000 pickleball players and install a pickleball court in your backyard with 360 SportScapes!

Bocce Ball

For a relaxing backyard activity, bocce ball is a fun game you can play with the whole family. Dating back to the ancient games played in the Roman Empire, bocce uses strategy and a set of balls of various sizes tossed into a zone. While this game can be played anywhere it is recommended to have a bocce court made out of artificial turf. 360 SportScapes bocce ball courts give you the perfect backyard game that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

If you want to make the most of your Labor Day from the comfort of your own home, consider synthetic grass or an athletic court from 360 SportScapes. All our products are low maintenance, nontoxic and made with your safety in mind.

If you’d like a free quote, please contact us here or give us a call at (877) 937-4360.

Keep Your Kids Safe With 360 SportScapes

Keep Your Kids Safe With 360 SportScapes
In our last blog we discussed the benefits of having a backyard sports court in regards to your health. If you happened to miss that click here:
Today we are going to discuss how having a 360 Sports Court in your home or yard increases the safety for your kids. So Mom’s… listen up!

 

Imagine its a warm Saturday evening in the summer. You have cleaned up dinner and the kids disappeared an hour ago to go play with their friends after dinner. Your oldest idolizes the Celtics and your youngest idolizes the oldest so you know they are off with their friends playing a game of H.O.R.S.E. with Johnny down the street. It’s getting darker and darker outside and you feel the first twinge of worry. Your partner calms you down. An hour passes. No kids have come tumbling into the house. Another hour.
Now you are in a full blown panic. Every parent knows the feeling. That heart dropping to the floor feeling when your kids don’t come home when they’re supposed to or when one of your kid’s friends comes running in to tell you they are hurt and you have to run to the park dreading the worst.

 

Now imagine that same warm Saturday evening in the summer. Dinner is done and the kids disappeared an hour ago to go play with their friends. You check the time because it’s starting to get dark. You look outside and there they are, dribbling the ball. Your oldest teaching your youngest how to do a layup on your backyard basketball court.

 

Raising kids in this day and age is not easy. A parent has to battle with their children with too much screen time and yet balancing that with not feeling secure that you don’t know where your children are, because apparently it’s not “cool” to text your parents every hour. At 360 SportScapes it is our goal to get the kids off the tablet, get outside and get moving all while helping their parents feel confident that their children are safe.

 

We don’t need to list out statistics about your children’s safety when it comes to strangers, just tune in to your favorite true crime podcast. We won’t dive into it but about 2,100 missing children reports are filed every day in the U.S. and no parent needs to go through the living nightmare of not knowing where their children are. Instead of your kids riding their bikes down to the park we recommend installing a (mini) soccer field made of highly durable and low maintenance artificial turf in your backyard. Or maybe your children love to ice skate, we can help with that too.

 

With your 360 SportScape you not only will have your children playing safely in your own backyard but you will also be available should any sports related injury occur.  Decrease the chances of sports related injuries by taking the hoop out of your cement driveway and installing your own backyard basketball court. 360 SportScape’s tiles are shock absorbent and gentler on falls than asphalt and concrete. Our backyard courts are made to be comfortable on joints and reduce the impact of falls.

 

More than 170,000 children ages 5 to 14 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for basketball-related injuries, 88,000 children were treated for soccer related injuries and 110,000 children were treated for softball and baseball injuries. Should an injury occur you can rest assured that you are available to your child as soon as possible when they are playing sports at your residence.
We are parents too, which is why it is so important to us to protect future generations while still allowing them to participate in the sports they love. Our dream is for parents to rest comfortably at night knowing their children are safe in their own backyard while also participating in the sports they love. At 360 SportScapes we build our multi-sports courts with the family in mind. We don’t want to just morph your landscape, we want to help you build a community focused on health, safety, and security.
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How Having A Backyard Sports Court Can Improve Your Health

It’s no secret that we are big sports and exercise enthusiasts. We love a good neighborhood game of pick- up or H.O.R.S.E., but our love goes deeper than just the game. Playing a quick game in the backyard with your friends isn’t just fun, but it also is keeping you and your family healthy. Whether your sport is tennis, golf, pickleball, hockey or basketball playing for just 30-60 minutes is improving every aspect of your life.

Backyard Athletic Courts Can Help Increase Physical Activity

Obesity is a known epidemic in our country but you may not know that physically active children are 1/10 as likely to be obese. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children are 40% more likely to score higher on their test scores, 15% more likely to go to college, make 7-8% higher annual funds, have lower health costs, and are at reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. Children are spending more time in front of their phones than they are outside playing with their friends and this is causing a nationwide health crisis. At 360 SportScapes we believe in giving everyone an outlet to make them happier and healthier. Backyard basketball courts and batting cages are ideal ways to get your kids out of the house and get them exercising! Pickleball and putting greens are a great activity if running and jumping are not comfortable for you anymore.

 

360 Sports Courts Are Gentle On Joints

Studies show that less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity every day. Having the convenience of a sports court in or near your home can help you stay active and healthy. All our courts are made with your safety, comfort, and playability in mind. Research shows that the shock absorbing tiles of a 360 Sports Court are significantly less damaging than cement. Jumping, running and falling are all apart of any good basketball game and our courts protect against concussions and other serious injuries. Our tennis courts and pickleball courts are made with the same shock-absorbant floor, so no matter what age you are, you can play a stress free game.

So get out, get moving and have fun! Whether you are 3 or 90 or any age in between, having a basketball court, tennis court, batting cage, or putting green in your home or business will help you play safely and comfortably.