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The Top 10 Participant Sports Worldwide

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How Many Do You Play?

In the US, most would be able to name football, baseball and basketball as the most popular sports among viewers.

But, take the view outside of the US, and consider participant sports. What tops the popularity list then? You may be surprised how many of them are court-based games.

Here are the Top 10 according to research by RealBuzz.com:

#1 Soccer/Football—It is estimated that 265 million people participate in soccer competition. There are more than 5 million referees alone!

#2 Badminton—This one probably surprises you. It is especially popular in Asia, and 220 million people regularly participate in the sport.

#3 Field Hockey—Field hockey is a fast-paced sport that is played in 100 countries on 5 continents.

#4 Volleyball—Since it originated in America, we are more familiar with this sport. But, it has caught on and there are now 220 registered national federations across the globe.

#5 Basketball—From its American roots, basketball is now played in countries around the world.

#6 Tennis—Tennis is widely recognized as the most popular individual sport in the world. It is estimated that there are 60 million men and women who play it regularly. The doubles version is popular enough on its own to be #10 on this list.

#7 Cricket—We aren’t talking about bugs. Cricket is especially popular in the UK, Australia, Pakistan, India, and South Africa, but it is played in a total of 125 countries.

#8 Table Tennis—This indoor sport may not have as many international organizations behind it, but it is played across the globe in a variety of environments, including schools, social clubs, bars, and rec centers.

#9 Baseball—Another American invention, we are now sharing America’s pastime with 125 other nations.

#10 Golf—60 million people around the world play golf or visit a driving range at least once every year.

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How Much Fun Can You Have in Your Backyard?

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Sometimes the measure of how much fun is possible IS based upon the size of the backyard. Grand Slam Courts builds a variety of courts. Single game courts for basketball, tennis or pickleball. Or, multi-game courts that offer a combination of these three with options for volleyball, badminton, roller hockey, futsal, shuffleboard and four square. It all depends upon the size of the backyard and the court chosen.

For example, a full-sized tennis court, which is generally at least 120’ x 60’, can also accommodate an NBA or college regulation-sized basketball court, pickleball, and more.

If you choose an NBA/college regulation-sized basketball court (94’ x 50’) or a high school-sized court (84’ x 50’), you can also have a pickleball court, badminton, volleyball, shuffleboard and roller hockey.

Choose a regulation-sized pickleball court (44’ x 20’) and you can also play badminton and add a basketball goal. Or increase the court’s width from 20’ to 50’ and you can have both pickleball and a half-court basketball court with full width three-point shot lines.

There are smaller courts for basketball play, of course. Take a look at the Sport Court Court Builder App and you will find options for courts as small as 30’ x 30’.

Add LED lighting, and play can be extended long into the night.

Even if you have the overall space for a larger court, you may think that the terrain prohibits building the court of your dreams. Give Grand Slam Courts a call. We will visit your property and give you options that help you make the most of the square footage and terrain.

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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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Multi-Sport Courts from Grand Slam Courts



You have a sport-loving family. But, they love different sports. Daughter plays volleyball. One son lives for roller hockey. Another dreams of a career in the NBA. A backyard sport court can make all of them happy.

Grand Slam Courts can design a court that provides space for all their games on a surface designed to curb injuries.Listen to these Sport Court customers across the country talk about what their backyard Sport Courts have provided to their kids.[
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