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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.

Spring Is Here, So Get Active With Our Sports Court Packages For Your Home

We posted on our social media a couple days ago a fun fact that most people know, but one that is close to our hearts! “Fun Fact: Children ages 6-17 need 1 hour of physical activity a day to ensure good health.” With Spring here and having the ability to get outside more, having a place that your children will gravitate towards at your home has no price. 

When our customers have one of our SportScapes installed at their home, their family’s activity levels rise and with that come so many positive health benefits. From basketball to soccer and golf, check out some of our popular sport spaces we install that will add so much value to your home!

Popular home sportcape packages:

  • Basketball Courts
  • Tennis Courts
  • Shuffleboard Courts
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Multi-use Sport Fields
  • Putting Greens
  • Batting Cages
  • Bocce Courts
  • 4 Square Court
  • & Much More

Whether you have a driven athletic child that wants to spend more time at the games that he/she loves or just a space that your whole family can have fun with, our sports courts are the perfect addition to your house.

At 360 SportScapes, we promote wellness and physical activity, so families can be where they belong, outside!

For more information about any of our sport packages and how your family can utilize them, please feel free to reach out to our team. We can be contacted at 877-937-4360 or through one of our contact forms. 

360 SportScapes: Florida’s Leading Backyard Basketball Court Builder

Do you live or own a home in Florida? Are you looking to outfit the backyard of your home with a basketball court? If you answered yes to these questions, you have found the right webpage! 360 SportScapes is Florida’s leading backyard basketball court building company for homeowners. Continue reading to learn more about our backyard basketball court building capabilities!  

Backyard Basketball Court Building Process for Florida Homeowners 

When you decide you need a court built for your home, a few things need to happen first. Step one is to determine which size court fits your needs and the available space you have in your backyard. Next, a concrete foundation needs to be poured which will allow the court to be sturdy and long-lasting. Some of the courts we create already have existing foundations which allow us to strictly resurface. After the foundation is poured, 360 SportScapes experts install your custom color court surface securely to the foundation. During this time, the hoop and other add-on accessories are also installed. 

Backyard Basketball Court Sizes for Florida Homes 

360 SportScapes offers a wide variety of backyard basketball court sizes for our customers. From narrow half courts for those with limited space in their backyard to full size, regulation courts with 2 hoops, we can work with the space you have allotted to​ make your court. 

Custom Backyard Basketball Court for Florida Homeowners 

Our partnerships within the ​sports court building industry allow 360 SportScapes to provide fully customizable court surface solutions. We offer a wide range of colors to choose from on the court’s lines, primary and secondary colors. We can even add the logo of your alma mater or favorite professional sports team to provide the custom visual court appearance you desire. We have even been able to provide business owners courts with their own company logo! 

Multi-Use Backyard Basketball Courts in Florida  

Need a basketball court with lines that would support a game of tennis, volleyball, or pickleball? 360 SportScapes can provide your court with the exact lines you need to keep everyone in the family active.  

Backyard Basketball Court Accessories 

360 SportScapes is also here to provide all the accessories required to have a completed and fully functional sports court. Some accessories that are favorites amongst our customers include court netting/ fencing, lighting, and benches. If you have an additional accessory in mind, we can certainly install it without a problem!   

360 SportScapes: Florida’s Top Backyard Basketball Court Builder

If your home or business needs a custom backyard basketball court, contact the experts at 360 SportScapes today! We have installed courts across the state of Florida and continue to build our presence here as the industry leader in providing professional sports courts for our clients. Our office is located in Marco Island and gives us a call today to set up a court consultation

Benefits of Installing a Basketball court in Your Backyard

Are you a homeowner considering the installation of a backyard basketball or sports court for your property? Here at 360  SportScapes, constructing high-quality backyard basketball courts is our specialty. We wanted to write a quick blog on the additional advantages of a custom basketball court, aside from being able to shoot hoops 24/7. Continue reading to learn more!

Personal Gym & Workout Area 

One of the more popular reasons homeowners opt to install a basketball court is to have a work out area on their property. In addition to shooting hoops or playing full games of basketball, the Sport Court can be a platform for other workouts. From cone drills and sprints to dynamic High-Intensity Interval Training or Plyometrics, you and your family will always have a reliable, consistent surface to lead a healthy lifestyle. 

Children’s Athletics, Safety and Teamwork 

Some of the biggest beneficiaries to your new addition will be your children, (and those in the neighborhood) as they will get the most use out of your backyard basketball court. The game will take place at your house and not at some faraway park or in the street, with the court being right in your backyard. The basketball court will provide your children with the ability to improve not only their basketball game but also improve teamwork and communication skills all in the safe confines of your home. 

Patio Surface for Outdoor Events

An undervalued aspect of installing a basketball court to your backyard is the ability to transform the court into a space for outdoor events. With the simple addition of a rented tent, you now have an even, sturdy surface to place tables, chairs, and even a stage if your party calls for it. We have seen people transform their backyard court into an area for graduation parties, anniversary celebrations, summer cookout spaces, and more!

Increase Home Value

With any home renovation, the question of return on investment always comes into mind. A professionally installed basketball court immediately increases your home value. Regardless of it is a full-court with two hoops or just a half-court setup, homeowners can trust to see their money back upon selling the home. The increase in home value alongside its benefits for homeowners, while residing in the home, makes installing a court a no-brainer.

Minimal Maintenance

Here at 360 SportScapes, we build beautiful courts that are meant to last. By using ‘Fast Drain Open Grid Surface’ technology, rain and snowmelt away and dry to quickly. Additionally, our antimicrobial tiles protect against mold build-up, unlike conventional courts. Each of our courts comes with a 15 Year Guarantee and a 25-30 year life expectancy. 

360 SportScapes: Providing New England & Florida Exceptional Basketball Court Installation Services

If you are in the market for a backyard basketball court to be installed on your property, contact 360 SportScapes today! We have installed courts across New England, Florida, and several different states across the US east coast. Questions about our installation process, material, and costs associated with installing a court? Contact us today by filling out a convenient contact form on or calling our talented basketball court specialists at (877) 937-4360 today! 

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Designing A Backyard Basketball Court

If you have been following our recent blog posts, you know that there are a variety of benefits of installing a backyard basketball court. From pick-up games to endless matches of P.I.G., a backyard basketball court has a certain appeal that brings families and people of all ages together to bask in the sunshine and shoot some hoops.

If you are considering backyard basketball court installation, there is a lot that goes into the process. To make basketball court installation stress-free, it’s better to hire an experienced sports court contractor rather than attempting to build a D.I.Y. backyard basketball court. When you work with a sports court contractor, you will not only be left with a high-quality backyard basketball court, but you will also have the ability to design your court to fit your needs and specifications and add any features and accessories to make your court your own.

Steps For Designing The Best Backyard Basketball Court

At 360 Sports and SynGrass, we have years of experience helping homeowners with the design and installation of backyard basketball courts. Our team of sports court contractors work closely with our clients to provide them with a custom basketball court that fits their needs, specifications, and budget. As you prepare for basketball court installation, consider the steps to design the perfect court for you and your family:

Select A Size For Your Backyard Basketball Court

Depending on the available space you have in your yard, you will need to choose a basketball court that fits within the available space. For reference, a regulation NBA court is 50 feet by 94 feet. Most properties are not spacious enough for a court of these dimensions, so it is important to find court size appropriate for your space. Here are some court sizes that may be more suitable for your yard:

Full Court

Full courts don’t have to be NBA sized, so if you’re looking for some baseline to baseline action, a full-sized backyard basketball court is possible as long as your yard has enough space. Full courts allow for real play but also two separate hoops for children and teenagers/adults to play separately if needed.

Narrow Full Court

If you want the authentic feel a full-court provides but don’t have as much space to use, a narrow full court will do the trick. Typically, narrow full basketball courts are shorter in the middle and the sides of the court.

Half Court

If your yard doesn’t allow for a full basketball court, a half-court is the next best thing. Compared to full courts, they require less space, digging, surfacing, and one less basketball hoop. You can still play pick-up games and practice draining your three-pointers.

Narrow Half Court

As the name suggests, these courts are a bit narrower than a regular half court, but still have the core dimension of the ‘key’ and ‘paint’ areas, just a little shorter sizing to the half-court line and sidelines. If you have a smaller yard space, these are ideal.

Choose A Color Scheme For Your Court

The best thing about a custom basketball court? You can choose any colors you want! The colors from the court can be anything you want, from your family’s favorite colors to the colors of your favorite college or professional sports team. Are you a die-hard Celtics fan? Create a backyard basketball court in green, white, and black colors.

When designing your backyard basketball court, you will have the ability to choose the color of the main court, the lane, and the border. You can choose to match your court colors to your house, blend into the background landscape, or really go for that “WOW” factor.

Select Any Optional Accessories For Your Court

In addition to adding the appropriate number of basketball hoops (which depends on whether you have a full or half-sized court) there are numerous other accessories and features that can be added to your backyard sports court. Some other accessories you may be interested in adding to your backyard sports court may include:

 

  • Rebounders. Rebounders are a multi-functional training aid which allows the athletes with a realistic ball response and gives them the ability to work on passing and catching and shooting skills. Rebounders can also be used for other sports like tennis, volleyball, hockey, and soccer.
  • Ball Containment Fencing. Rather than having to chase balls that have flown off the court, placing fencing around the court will help keep the ball contained within the court space. Fencing is far more appealing than having netting around your court, plus it is more durable.
  • Lights. Remember when you were playing basketball outside as a kid, only to have the fun stopped once the sun went down? By adding basketball court lights, you can continue to use your court and play well into the evening and night.=
  • Multi-Court Attachments. If you plan on using your backyard sports court for multiple sports, there are a variety of attachments available to accommodate different sports. From hockey goals to tennis and volleyball nets, you can make your court adaptable to a variety of sports.

Contact 360 Sports To Start Designing Your Backyard Basketball Court

As you can see, there is a lot that goes into designing a custom basketball court, that’s why many homeowners choose 360 Sports and SynGrass for backyard basketball court installation! We have years of installing basketball courts and our sports court contractors will work with you to design a build a court that fits your needs and specifications. To start designing your own backyard basketball court, contact us today or try our custom basketball court design tool!

Reasons To Consider Backyard Basketball Court Installation This Summer

If you consider your family a basketball family, you may have considered installing a backyard basketball court. Backyard basketball court installation would not only create a space for your children to practice their dribbling, shooting, and passing skills and prepare them for the upcoming season during the school year, but it also creates a space for family-fun games and activities, and if you’ve played basketball, you know how much of a workout it can be — think of it as a new exercise to add to your routine! No doubt, a basketball court installation would bring the family together while encouraging healthier, more active lifestyles.

The Benefits of Having a Basketball Basketball Court

The summer season is the perfect time for basketball court installation. Whether you are interested in a half-court basketball court or multi-use sport court construction in your backyard, both offer incredible benefits that are often overlooked. If you need help convincing your significant other to let you install a backyard basketball court for you and your family, consider the following benefits of basketball court installation.

Encourages A Healthy Lifestyle For The Whole Family

Between the television, video games, and social media, it can be difficult to convince children to go outside and play these days. However, basketball is just one of those sports that seems to pull kids away from the electronics and out into the fresh air. Installing a backyard basketball court will certainly help keep the whole family active. While it depends on the person as well as the intensity, it is estimated that shooting hoops alone can burn around 300 calories an hour. Playing a half court game can burn around 550 calories in an hour, and stepping up to a full court game will burn around 740 calories an hour — not bad considering it is a fun sport!

Development of Important Skills

Practice makes perfect and having a backyard basketball court will let you and your family work on important skills and fundamentals, whether just for fun or for preparation of team try-outs during the upcoming school year. From left-handed layups to free throws, a backyard basketball court will make it easier for you and your family to develop and master ball handling, shooting, and passing skills.

Backyard Basketball Courts Are Versatile

Naturally, backyard basketball courts are used for, well, basketball. However, that is not the only sport or activity these sport courts are limited to. With the right court surfacing, your backyard sport court can be used for volleyball, badminton, and many other family-fun activities. Installing outdoor basketball court surfaces will teach kids how to work together as a team in many different sports, how to make new friends and improve their interpersonal skills, and how to play at a competitive level.

Increases The Value Of Your Home

While it certainly would be hard to leave a backyard basketball court behind, opportunities appear and require moving. While the cost of backyard basketball court installation can be expensive depending on the design and features implemented, it is a great investment for not only your family, but your property as well. When the time comes to sell your home, a backyard basketball court will make your listing stand out from the rest, potentially attracting families or more serious players that would benefit from it.

Enhances Your Backyard & Landscape

When working with a professional sport court contractors, your backyard basketball court can be designed to fit your lifestyle and enhance your yard’s landscaping by choosing the right colors and design features. Want to take it one step further? Add a custom logo from your favorite college or professional sports teams. For a finished look, artificial grass can be added around the court to achieve a more low-maintenance backyard. Another benefit is that, in addition to not having to mow as much grass, a backyard basketball court is easy to maintain and keep clean. Therefore, you won’t have nearly as much yard maintenance and landscaping work to do!

Contact 360Sports For Backyard Basketball Court Installation

If you are interested in installing a backyard basketball court, you need 360 Sports and SynGrass! As the area’s leading sports court contractors, we specialize in basketball court installation. We can also design and build a custom basketball courts to meet your specific needs and specifications. If you are ready to begin designing your backyard basketball court, contact our team today!