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SnapSports Releases Exclusive Pickleball Surface

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

SnapSports® Announces the First Outdoor Modular Sports Surface Engineered for Pickleball Play

Salt Lake City based SnapSports Athletic Surfaces has announced the release of Outdoor Revolution PS (Pickleball Surface), the much-anticipated innovation to their already successful modular outdoor court line. The patent pending Outdoor Revolution is the first modular system engineered specifically for Pickleball play.

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the US. It’s a paddleball sport comprised of two to four players using solid paddles to hit a perforated plastic ball. Historically, the plastic pickleball did not play well on any modular surface… until now. Working in collaboration with Pickleball players of all levels, SnapSports developed a new proprietary material formulation that gives the new surface superior traction and bounce with an excellent angle of restitution. Research and development for Outdoor Revolution PS included an invitation for top Utah Pickleball professional Tyler Loong to play on the new outdoor court and offer his feedback.

Tyler Loong tests SnapSports new Pickleball surface: Outdoor Revolution PS

Tyler Loong tests SnapSports’ new Pickleball surface: Outdoor Revolution PS

“I was skeptical at first when I heard about this material, but after doing research I learned that SnapSports designed a product specific for Pickleball. After playing on the court, I realized what all the hype was about! I instantly fell in love with this court and is now my ‘go to’ when playing with friends and family.”
– Tyler Loong, Utah Pickleball Professional

Professional and recreational players alike are raving about Revolution PS.

The new outdoor surface system provides increased traction for an unmatched “grippy” feel, superior ball bounce, and does not require a post tension slab—making it easy to install a court over almost any existing subsurface while guaranteeing tremendous savings in cost. Revolution PS is also ITF Rated 5 (fast), making it great option for Tennis and any other outdoor racket sports.

“We have a long history of inventing and developing industry changing products over the last 30+ years and this new product is one of the most exciting to date. Revolution PS is an Industry Game Changer, literally.”
– Jorgen Moller, CEO SnapSports

Outdoor Revolution PS is the latest in a long line of athletic surface innovations from SnapSports. With over four decades of backyard court experience, the SnapSports team has consistently been at the forefront of modular court technologies, including ShockTower® and TuffShield®. SnapSports manufactures 24/7 in their 180,000 square feet ISO 9001:2015 certified facility in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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New HALO Flooring Debuts at 2020 NBA All-Star and Jr. NBA Weekend

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

The 2020 NBA All-Star and Jr. NBA Weekend is the First Event to Showcase New HALO TuffShield Flooring

SnapSports teamed up again with the NBA for the 2020 All-Star and Jr. NBA weekend in Chicago this year. We installed over 30,000 square feet of our Maple TuffShield surfacing for the 4-day marathon event of basketball tournaments and skills challenges. NBA Pro athletes from all over the country worked out with kids of all ages on our floors.

We chose this event to unveil our newest addition to the SnapSports product family, introducing our new line of iridescent HALO TuffShield color options. The Blue HALO TuffShield finish showcased in each basketball key provided a stunning contrast with the Maple TuffShield courts–certainly a unique and interesting focal point! Not only are these new finishes good-looking, the HALO TuffShield options are designed to hold up to the serious play of competitions like the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend. This flooring continues the SnapSports legacy with the advanced patented technology that athletes have come to expect.

A huge thank you to our production team for producing all of the product without any delays and to the quality standards that make the SnapSports brand the best in the industry. And a shout out to our shipping team for taking great care to get the product delivered and picked up on schedule. This was a great event to kick off what will most certainly be another stellar year for SnapSports!

Photos from the 2020 NBA All-Star and Jr. NBA Weekend:

New Halo TuffShield Iridescent Flooring

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

SnapSports introduces the new HALO TuffShield Series, the first modular sports flooring featuring multi-patented iridescent surface options.

“Our team absolutely knocked it out of the park with the HALO TuffShield Series. HALO TuffShield Blue is the coolest sports flooring system I’ve ever seen. And we’ve only just begun. With our patented technologies the possibilities are endless,”
~ Jorgen Moller, CEO of SnapSports

SnapSports is the only modular athletic surface manufacturer to offer flooring systems with the TuffShield technology. Developed in 2004, TuffShield is an in-mold process resulting in a brilliant, exceptionally durable, high performance sports surface. The new “HALO” effect adds a new dimension to any floor, seemingly changing color depending on the angle. Designed to compliment the industry leading Maple TuffShield, HALO is a standout product option for keys, court baselines and other floor accents guaranteed to make any court pop. The extra wear layer provided by the TuffShield finish is easy to clean, hard to scratch, and will not wear or peel. The HALO series takes the TuffShield technology to a new level, creating the first modular sports surface tile with a high-tech, iridescent look without compromising durability.

Photos of the new HALO TuffShield tiles:

SnapSports, a family owned and operated company based in Salt Lake City, Utah, has been engineering, manufacturing, and distributing indoor and outdoor module sport surfacing for almost four decades. An industry leader in modular court innovation, SnapSports is the proud owner of 29 patents and several exclusive athletic surface technologies. SnapSports manufactures 24/7 in their 180,000 square foot ISO 9001:2015 quality certified facility and is a proud partner and supplier of top sports organizations worldwide including US Futsal, jrNBA, RedBull 3X, AAU, Big South Volleyball and more.

AAU Big Mountain Jam 2015 Hits Salt Lake City

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

AAU Big Mountain Jam 2015
professional grade basketball surfacing
AAU and SnapSports

With over 20 indoor basketball courts packed into the South Towne Exposition Center, the best junior club players from around the nation converged to play on SnapSports professional-grade and portable basketball surfacing. AAU Big Mountain Jam 2015 and SnapSports often team up to provide the official surfacing for these classic tournaments while providing the best in quality to the nation’s most promising young athletes.

SnapSports® Introduces New 50-50™ Sports Flooring

Monday, October 21st, 2013

The newest addition to their multi-patented sports flooring line, 50-50™, the largest high-performance modular sports surface in the industry.

SnapSports® Athletic Surfacing has proven that “Size Does Matter” with the introduction of their newest modular surfacing, 50-50™. Now the largest available module on the market, the 50-50 is set to be the pinnacle of indoor sports surfacing, especially for competitive volleyball at every level of sport.

“The 50-50 will have a huge impact in the volleyball world. A floor guaranteeing 70% fewer seams, will ensure a much safer surface for athletes during high impact play while continuing to exhibit the top rated performance SnapSports is known for. The ability to assemble and disassemble courts at a faster rate will also be a huge asset to clubs worldwide.”
~ Matt Williams – AAU Governor, Pacific District

The half meter (Sq2) size of the 50-50 guarantees over 70% fewer seams than any competitor sport tile, making for a considerably more consistent surface during competitive play. The largest module in the industry provides the fastest deployment of any suspended modular sport surface, a SnapSportability™ that is ideal for tournaments, athletic showcases, and non-permanent floors. Conformance to international play standards certifies that this product will be available worldwide.

The 50-50 is also available with SnapSports new dual-stage ShockTower® Technology, a full suspension floor system engineered with resilient shock absorbers within the sub structure. An improvement upon the first generation of ShockTower, the dual-stage shock provides a primary and a secondary level of “give” designed to reduce the vertical impact on athlete’s joints and extremities. In combination with the ShockLock® lateral impact technology, the 50-50 surfacing makes play safer, allowing athletes to play for longer without fatigue or injury.

“SnapSports consistently develops game changing sports products. We developed the ShockTower, an innovation greatly reducing the force sustained by athletes and eliminating the need for underlayment. Now, our newest product, the 50-50 surface, utilizes that ShockTower technology in the industry’s largest module. We see this product having great success in our International market and expect that many will find this far superior to the floors they play on now.”
~ Robert Dougherty – SnapSports, International Sales Manager