Tennis Anyone? Golf Anyone? …In the Backyard?
In Arizona, not all yards are large enough for a tennis court, but many Arizona backyards are large enough for a sport court, putting green, batting cage, trampoline pit, or skateboard ramp. Popular in Arizona, are small sport courts and half-court basketball, as shown in the photos here. Courts can be used for multiple purposes, or dedicated to one sport. Whether it is a half-court for basketball as shown here, or multi-sport court for volleyball, tennis or badminton, each comes in an array of colors and designs. Because these are custom courts, each court is built to meet the unique needs of the custom homebuyer and designed for the specific space available.
There are several types of surfaces and choosing the correct surface depends on the intended activity. Many of these sport courts are made of a modular polypropylene surface with an interlocking design, and placed over a draining system. Most surfaces are smooth and non-abrasive and come in a variety of UV protected colors and designs. When running or jumping on the surface, it offers some ‘give’ helping absorb shock and minimize impact to the knees and joints. Many are virtually maintenance free.
At Woodridge Custom Builders LLC, the popular backyard activities that we have built into our custom homes have included the half-court basketball court, trampoline pits, and putting greens using synthetic of fake grass and natural grass. As shown in below, a trampoline is installed over an opening or pit in the yard. The trampoline becomes flush with the ground minimizing fall injuries and eliminating the need for the unsightly protective mesh cage.
For those custom homebuyers interested in shaving strokes off their golf game, nothing beats a backyard putting green. Low maintenance, synthetic or fake grass putting greens offer a terrific option for the golf enthusiast. There is a variety of turf available for backyard putting greens depending on the customer’s choice. Many backyard putting greens include breaks and green undulations for developing putting skills.
At Woodridge Custom Builders LLC our customers work with Michael Fox, at Sport Court Arizona, http://www.sportcourtaz.com to help them plan, design and realize the backyard of their dreams. Michael can assist with sport courts, batting cages trampoline pits, putting greens, and backyard skateboard areas. For a short video highlighting backyard recreation see this YouTube video Arizona Backyard Recreation… Profile of An Arizona Custom Home Builder.