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Multi-Sport Courts Are Multi Fun!

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Everyone knows that Grand Slam Courts builds basketball courts and tennis courts. Did you know that one of these courts can double—or even triple—as a court for other sports and games?

We know that Grand Slam Courts is installing family fun. Our Sport Courts™ offer entertainment and physical activity for all ages—from the preschooler to grandpa. Many of our clients tell us that their Sport Court has been a great investment because it can be used for so many games—and as the kids grow up, they develop more skill and use it in different ways.

Here is a list of some of the games that can be combined on our Multi-Sport Courts for even more fun. Start with a basketball and/or tennis court. Add markings and accessories for:

Short Court Tennis

Pickleball

Volleyball

Roller Hockey

4-Square

Shuffleboard

Soccer

Futsal

Tennis Drill Backboard

Maybe you can think of other court games that could be added to your backyard Grand Slam Court. If so, give us a call and we can help you with a customized design that will add beauty and value to your backyard landscape.

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Yes! Grand Slam Builds Pickleball Courts!

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Pickleball is one of the nation’s fastest growing sports. Those who play the sport say that it is fun, fast, and easy for all ages to pick up and play well.

Pickleball is played on a court that is like a tennis court, but smaller. A pickleball court is 20 feet wide by 44 feet long. That makes the dimensions of the marked court about 44% of the size of a standard tennis court. Because a pickleball is not as lively as a tennis ball, however, the surface area needed to play pickleball court is closer to 25% of what a tennis court requires.

Pickleball is played with a paddle that is larger than a ping pong paddle and made with a graphite frame and a hitting surface that contains a composite material, often a polymer. The balls look like whiffle balls and are less than 3 inches in diameter. The net has somewhat tighter webbing than a tennis court net and stands 34 inches high at the center of the court.

One fan of the sport described the game this way: Imagine playing ping pong while standing on the table!

There are several places to play pickleball in the San Antonio area. Find some courts here. Try it out. And when you get hooked, give Grand Slam Courts a call about building a pickleball court in your backyard.

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Most Beautiful Tennis Courts in the World

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Those of us who work at Grand Slam Courts tend to think that some of the world's most beautiful tennis courts are right here in San Antonio and Central Texas--and we built them!

But, there are some rather stunning tennis courts in other parts of the world. We know that many of our clients are world travelers, and would enjoy playing on courts like those at Wimbledon and at Melbourne Park, the home of the Australian Open. But, there are other beautiful tennis courts out there that are not as well-known--but are nevertheless stunningly beautiful.

Here are a few examples:

The tennis courts at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii are pictured above. Within view of the Kohala Coast, playing on these courts might be an exercise in trying to stay focused on the game. The surroundings seem rather distracting in their beauty.



Talk about distracting! The tennis court above is found in Tanzania in the midst of the Serengeti. It looks like the competitors might have large animals of many types cross the courts during play.



These tennis courts are found at Stanglwirt in the Austrian Alps. A "wellness resort," Stanglwirt is in a stunning setting, and players on the tennis courts there enjoy spectacular views of the Alps.

Tennis on world-famous courts like these is a special treat. Our clients' Grand Slam courts may not be set in exotic locations like these. But, the fact that they are right outside the door to their home makes them a convenient place to enjoy the game.

See some of our beautiful tennis courts here.
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How to Create a Beautiful—and FUN—Backyard

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Having a beautiful backyard does not mean that the only thing you can do there is sit. We have had plenty of clients that longed for a backyard sport court or tennis court that would enhance their fitness and ability to have fun in their backyard. But, they worried that they would end up with a backyard that looked full of concrete.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

With some creative landscaping, including trees, plants, flagstone walkways, and retaining walls, it is possible to create a backyard court that seems to be part of a virtual oasis.

Below are some ideas. But, for a landscaping plan that works in your backyard, give us a call. We can provide a quote on installation of a court and recommend local landscapers to complete the lovely—and lively-- backyard you desire.

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