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Indoor

How long has the team at SnapSports® been around?

The family of SnapSports pioneered the modular sports flooring & outdoor game court industry nearly four decades ago. We are a family owned and operated company that produces the highest quality USA made products. Unlike many other companies within the industry we engineer & build our own molds as well as manufacture all of our own flooring products from under one roof in Salt Lake City, Utah. No other company can make this statement, at least not truthfully.

What makes SnapSports athletic surfaces stand above all others?

SnapSports offers the most extensive line-up of quality modular sports surfaces for both indoor and outdoor applications in the industry, such as the industry leading multi-patented ShockTower sport surfacing, a multi-patented, super resilient, shock absorbing technology, engineered with performance and player safety in mind. The shock deflection offers excellent impact control and ball response while providing unmatched shock-absorption to athletes during aggressive play, no other product even compares.

We are the family who pioneered the modular sports flooring industry today. With nearly four decades of inventing, engineering and providing premium athletic sport flooring and outdoor game courts, no other company has more hands-on experience within their team. You can be assured you are getting the best modular flooring products for the best value with SnapSports.

SnapSports sports surfacing has been independently tested by USSL, The official testing facility for the famous DIN standard; the most stringent standard for sports flooring systems. SnapSports top ASTM rating for sport performance and safe play by an approved independent laboratory. 25 patents and dozens more pending, makes for the top performance and highest player safety in the industry.

We are not owned by a faceless investment group with short-term goals, we are family owned and operated with nearly 100 team members at our corporate ISO 9001:2008 Certified manufacturing facility in Salt Lake City, Utah and supported by a global dealer network.

What are the cost benefits with a SnapSports flooring system?

Compared to synthetics, woods and other competing sports flooring choices, SnapSports delivers top rated performance, durability, and safe play surface at a lower cost. There is also far less maintenance costs with SnapSports.

Is there any climate control criteria needed with a SnapSports indoor flooring system?

SnapSports athletic flooring does not require any HVAC monitoring or humidity controls.

How long does it take to install a SnapSports gym floor?

Authorized trained installers who can complete a typical installation within 2 – 4 days, depending on the size of your facility, expertly install our floors.

What if we have water concerns, will the floor be damaged?

Our Sport floors and courts will not warp, flake or be damaged in any way due to water damage. SnapSports surfaces are extremely durable.

What are the colors that SnapSports offers?

We have over 16 standard colors to choose from and we can also match most any custom color. We also offer the option of having custom logos within your floor.

What are the “Safe Play™” features of SnapSports?

SnapSports is the only company in the industry to offer the following “Safe Play™” patented features within our sports flooring line up. Some of which are:

  • ShockTower® – The industry‘s first and only modular flooring system to incorporate a patented absorbent sub-structure. The shock deflection offers excellent player impact control and ball response while providing unmatched protection to players during aggressive play.
  • BounceBack® – Over 1000 shock absorbing support structures per square foot, ensures consistent performance and impact resistance throughout the entire sports surface.
  • ShockLock® – The interlocking system lets individual modules slide, but keeps the entire surface fully interlocked. This built-in “give” eases joint impact and creates a safer surface.
  • Outdoor Surface Designs – Our multi-patent line up of outdoor all weather sports surfacing offers unmatched wet & dry traction, ball performance and player safety features.

How long does a SnapSports sport floor last?

Nobody has more experience in manufacturing and supplying premium modular flooring. We manufacture our multi-patented floors with the finest raw materials available, ensuring unmatched durability and performance. We stand behind our products with a 16-year warranty.

Outdoor

Why choose SnapSports for an outdoor Multi-Court?

The family at SnapSports pioneered the outdoor game court industry nearly four decades ago. No other company has more hands-on experience within their corporate team that of SnapSports. You can be assured you are getting the best sport flooring products for the best value. SnapSports offers the top ASTM & DIN tested performance and safe play surfaces and components in the industry and is covered by 25 patents and dozens more pending.
Unlike many other companies within the industry, we engineer & build our own molds as well as manufacture all of our flooring products from under one roof in Salt Lake City, Utah. No othercompany can make this statement, at least not truthfully. “Made In the U.S.A.—Played On Around The World™”

What is a Multi-Court?

A Multi-Court is designed to accommodate all your favorite sports and games in a space ¼ the size of a tennis court. A standard tennis court is 60' x 120' (7200 sq. ft.), while an average Multi-Court is 30' x 60' (1800 sq. ft.).

Does SnapSports offer sport specific outdoor athletic courts?

Yes! Though Multi-Courts are the most popular due the versatility they offer with the flexibility to play up to numerous sports on one court. You can specify any style sport specific outdoor court like: basketball courts, volleyball courts, tennis courts, futsal courts, badminton courts, paddle tennis, soccer, four square, shuffleboard and the list goes on.

How long does it take for an outdoor Multi-Court installation?

Since no two site areas are the same and each game court is custom designed, it is difficult to say with certainty how long it will take. It depends on weather, access, terrain, permits and so on. Once construction begins, it typically takes less than 5-7 days.

What are the various sports and activities you can do on SnapSports?

Basketball, street/dek hockey, tennis, futsal, volleyball, inline/roller hockey, paddle tennis, soccer, badminton, floor hockey, pickleball®, dodgeball, speedminton®, roller skating, foam tennis, kickball, shuffleboard, hopscotch, four square, handball, whiffle ball, tot play, scooters/trikes, skateboarding, parties, dances, soccer tennis, events and more…

In cold climates, many facilities design their courts to be flooded in the winter and made into ice rinks!

What kind of sub-base is recommended for a Mult-Court?

We recommend a 4" court base of steel-reinforced concrete because it offers the best long-term performance. For unstable soil, compaction or water table concerns, we recommend post-tension concrete reinforced with cables. Asphalt can also be used as a less expensive option for tennis courts. Certain conditions may require custom base options, so your personal SnapSports expert will help you choose the right base for your needs, but steel-reinforced concrete is generally the best option.

What if a concrete base not suitable or allowed to be installed?

Our team has installed hundreds on non-concrete EcoCourt™ outdoor sub sport surface systems over the 35+ years. EcoCourt offers an eco-friendly alternative to concrete sub-base system, providing unmatched performance and safe play when used with our multi-patent outdoor sport surfaces In areas where there are HOA restrictions, easement regulations or environmental impact concerns, this is the answer.

What are the steps to building a court?

  1. Contact us and we will put you in touch with the local SnapSports Builder™ who will provide a site analysis and estimate. An authorized dealer, determine the best location for the court according to your needs
  2. Determine size and component options
  3. Determine color scheme and line design
  4. Finalize and approve proposal, design, and contract
  5. Place component order
  6. Schedule construction work after all permits and approvals are secured
  7. Clear vegetation
  8. Prepare site base
  9. Determine drainage slope and direction
  10. Form, pour concrete and set anchors or sleeves for poles
  11. Install components, surface, and line court
  12. Clean up site

What if there is already an existing concrete slab or asphalt, can I resurface with SnapSports?

Yes! This is a very popular choice for facilities with worn out and cracked surfaces. Resurfacing a with SnapSports is extremely cost effective and can be installed in as little as 2 – 3 days, depending on sub-surface prep and repairs needed.

Who builds our outdoor courts?

Our certified builders, contractors and/or company trained installers will install your court. Our multi-game residential courts are built to specifications calculated by our engineering department and construction teams. Many of our professional installers have over three decades of court building experience in all types of climates, soil and water conditions, topography, and limited or restricted access areas.

We can work with your contractor on base preparation, orientation, concrete specifications, setting anchors or sleeves, electrical, and other issues. We can also provide a professional to install your surface, lining, hoops, ball containment; rebounder and lighting assembly (hook-up needs to be done by a licensed electrician) once the pad has been poured.

If you are looking to do it yourself we are glad to help you in any way we can. We do like to recommend professional installation because of variations in climate, frost levels, soil types, water runoff or tables, slope, city, county, or township requirements (setbacks, easements, or other considerations) underground or over-ground utilities, septic systems and drain fields, landscape aesthetics, orientation, sun direction in relationship to the court, optimum use or cost to build the court, athletic sports activity interest, safety, and budget.

What are the electrical requirements for lighting?

Metal-halide lights hook up to either a 110V or 220V. Quartz-iodine lighting requires 220V.

Can we just buy the components and do the installation ourselves?

Yes, SnapSports is happy to work with customers in whatever way works best for them.

Typical options include:

  • You buy components from us but install them and pour the concrete yourself
  • You buy components and installation service from us but find a builder for the concrete
  • A complete, turnkey project by an authorized SnapSports dealer

How do you get concrete to my site area if there is no access for a truck?

In these cases, we use a line or boom to pump concrete from the street or wheel it in using a motorized concrete buggy (think of it as an oversized wheelbarrow with a motor).

What size are Multi-Courts? What size space do you need?

Lining and color design are usually a family decision, but our Multi-Courts most often have one set of game lines for paddle tennis, pickleball, foam tennis, badminton, speedminton, and volleyball. The perimeter playing lines are 20' x 50' (a scaled down singles tennis design) on courts over 60' and 20' x 44' on courts under 60' in length. On courts more than 30' wide, a 2' doubles line may be added on each side for foam and short tennis doubles.

What are the playing lines of common paddle and racquet games? (e.g. paddle tennis, pickleball, short tennis, foam tennis, badminton, etc.)

Multi-courts are custom designed to fit any space, sports interests, and family budget. The dimensions that best accommodate the widest range of sports and games (12+) range between 25' x 60' (1500 sq. ft.) and 35' x 75' (2625 sq. ft.). We can build many smaller and larger courts. A popular size is 28' x 46' (1280 sq. ft) but the average is about 30' x 60'.
Families with a favorite paddle or racquet sport may want only the official lining of that sport installed, and we are happy to accommodate. Pickleball lines are 20' x 44', badminton doubles are 20' x 44', short and foam tennis are 20' x 50', and paddle tennis are 20' x 50'.

What are the official dimensions of a tennis court?

60' x 120' (7200 sq. ft.) overall. Play lines for singles are 27' x 78' and 36' x 78' for doubles.

How do you play tennis on a multi- court ¼ the size of a tennis court?

By using a low-energy tennis ball that compresses on impact restricts the velocity and distance. These balls let players enjoy the same experience they would have on a full-sized tennis court with a high-compression ball. Low-energy tennis balls are used by USTA professionals to teach tennis to young children.

You can use regulation tennis racquets on our Multi-Courts but our customers find the game more enjoyable with 21" – 24" junior tennis racquets. Two 21" racquets are provided in the SnapSports Fun Gear Pack along with low compression tennis balls.

If we just want a half court for basketball does SnapSports offer it?

Yes, SnapSports builds half and full court basketball courts. Our most popular half courts are 30' x 30', 30' x 40', and 30' x 50'. Our most popular full courts are 35' x 55', 30' x 60', 35' x 65', 40' x 70', 46' x 75', 50' x 80', 54' x 94' and 56' x 104'.

SnapSports is...?

  • A FIBA Associate Manufacturer, The International Governing Body For Basketball
  • The Official Playing Surface Of The United States Futsal Federation (USFF)
  • The Official Playing Surface Of Usa Team Handball
  • The Official Basketball Flooring Of AAU’S All Under One Roof And Jam On It Basketball
  • The Official Flooring Of National Veterans Wheelchair Games
  • The Official Playing Surface Of The The Special Olympics
  • The Official Sports Surface For The World Fire & Police Games
  • The Official Basketball Court For Gus Macker, America’s 3 On 3 Basketball Tournament
  • The Championship Court For The Volleyball Festival The Worlds Largest Women's Volleyball Tournament

…Just to name a few