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What Is Paddle Tennis?

Friday, January 6th, 2017

The Game

With Paddle Tennis quickly becoming the go-to sport for serious tennis players in the off season, I wanted to take a few minutes to explain what it is and why it is such a great game for keeping your tennis fundamentals in check.

Paddle Tennis is like traditional tennis, but is played on a court that is relatively shorter. The smaller footprint makes it the ideal alternative for homeowners who love tennis but lack the space for a full tennis court in their backyard. Paddle Tennis involves the same techniques and movements as traditional tennis and engages the same muscle groups. Side-to-side movement is emphasized along with precision racket skills and the ability to play at the net.

The Equipment

SnapSports® outdoor tennis court flooring is a great surface for Paddle Tennis. The court measures either 50 or 44 feet baseline to baseline and 20 feet across, with the service line 3 feet in from the baseline. This creates a service box of 10′ x 22′. A SnapSports multi-game net is placed at 31 inches. On the west coast, a restraint line is drawn 12′ back parallel to the net. When in use, all players must keep both feet behind the restraint line until after the player receiving the serve has struck the ball. All paddle rules are similar to tennis.

Paddle Tennis uses a standard tennis ball with a reduced internal pressure so that when dropped from a height of 6 feet, it bounces to between 31 and 33 inches. You can purchase regulation Paddle Tennis balls through SnapSports or you can find them online. All paddle rules are similar to tennis rules.

The paddle is made of solid material such as wood or a composite of a rubberized or titanium core covered with graphite and contains no strings. It is usually textured or perforated and may have a metal rim around the head. Its dimensions are limited to 18″ in length and 9.5″ in width.

SnapSports is proud to supply top-of-the-line sports surfacing and we hope to see you out on the court!

Why a Backyard Court is More Popular Than a Backyard Pool

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

What is a backyard court? Typically, it’s an area in the backyard where you have a concrete slab poured to the size of game court with a modular athletic surface on top for safer play, performance, and all-weather playability. There are several companies who manufacture and provide these surfaces, but SnapSports® Athletic Surfaces of Salt Lake City is the clear leader.

An outdoor multi-purpose court is much more practical than a pool, which kids typically stop using after a few years. Then there is the costly maintenance and constant upkeep with a pool, unlike a backyard court.

Typically with companies like SnapSports, you can easily convert your court from just basketball to include any additional sports such as volleyball, inline hockey, pickleball, paddle tennis, shuffleboard, and many other sports and activities.

So why are these backyard courts becoming so popular?

  • Convenience – What’s better than having your own custom backyard rec center?
  • Safety – You’ll always know where you kids are and who they are with.
  • Health – Promotes a lifelong habit of healthy sports fun

With the advent of these safer all-weather sports surfaces being adopted by not only families around the country, but top level sports organizations like NBA, AAU, FIBA, US Futsal, Volleyball associations and more, it is safe to say that you will see many more backyard courts in your neighborhood soon.

How to Build a Backyard Basketball Court: Choose Your Base

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Many of us grew up shooting hoops in the driveway, chasing the basketball as it bounced into the street, or inevitably cowering when the ball bounced off the hood of our mom’s new car. Nowadays, families have a better choice for improving their skills on the court: building their own backyard basketball court. Where to begin? How to build a backyard basketball court? As with many things in life, the foundation is key to your basketball court’s triumph. (more…)

Boise State Football Legend and Head Coach Bryan Harsin’s Backyard Court

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Coach Bryan Harsin’s backyard gets the perfect addition with a SnapSports outdoor basketball court in the famed blue and orange that has become synonymous with one of the top college football programs in the country. The court features our signature outdoor surface Outdoor BounceBack with Shocktower technology. Thanks Coach and Go Broncos!

Bryan Harsin's Backyard CourtCoach Bryan Harsin with SnapSports of Utah Dealer Adam Drost.

Bryan Harsin's Boise State Signature Basketball CourtBlue and Orange Boise State basketball court.

Court Installation ProcessSnapSports installation process for outdoor BounceBack with ShockTower.

Read more at CBS sports.

Beautiful New SnapSports Backyard Basketball Court in Draper, Utah

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

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SnapSports installer Justin showing the process of preparing, painting and polishing a new SnapSports backyard basketball court. Like many residential courts managed by our expert installers, these courts can be installed start-to-finish on an average of two days or less.