5 Reasons You Should Build a Backyard Pickleball Court This Summer
It’s the game that’s sweeping the nation. A game for all generations, skills, and levels of competition to partake and savor in. And it’s also the only sport that’s named after a small cucumber preserved in vinegar, brine, or a similar solution…
This year marks the 57th anniversary of pickleball, nearly six decades after the game was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington. For those unfamiliar with the sport, pickleball is a paddle-based game that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, using a paddle and plastic ball with holes to volley back and forth with.
While the sport has been around since the Swinging 60’s, pickleball has truly ramped up in popularity in recent years, becoming a common occurrence in both residential and commercial athletic courts. In fact, according to the 2022 Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) Single Sport Report, participation in pickleball increased in 2021 to 4.8 million players in the US, a 14.8% growth from 2020!
But what is it about the game that’s inspiring more and more families to start constructing their own backyard pickleball courts?
Here are five reasons why every family should consider building a pickleball court in their backyard this summer!
1. It’s Simple… Yet Satisfying!
How many other sports do you know that can cater to literally everyone, regardless of their age? With Pickleball, the rules are clear and concise, the physical activity isn’t overly demanding, and scoring is as easy as counting to 11 (although you do have to win by two points!).
For families trying to get everyone in on the fun, pickleball presents a more inclusive recreational activity that even grandpa and grandma can participate in!
2. It’s Competitive… Yet Social!
No matter what gaming environment you’re trying to create, pickleball can be just as competitive or laid back as you want it to be!
As opposed to other sports that require more finesse, focus, and fundamentals, it’s hard to find another sport that strikes a balance between contest and casual as pickleball does.
3. It’s Easy Going… Yet Healthy!
While this sport isn’t overly physically demanding, you can still get quite the workout after engaging in a weekend pickleball tournament!
Pickleball requires you to summon everything from balance, to agility, to hand-eye coordination and more, all without excessively straining your muscles or joints. This is what makes this game such a hit with eldelry crowds, as playing just a few games can prove to be all the daily workout you need!
4. It’s Intricate… Yet Low-Maintenance!
Installing a brand new pickleball court in your backyard is certainly a process within itself. But once your backyard pickleball court is good to go, you pretty much won’t have to worry about performing any maintenance duties ever again!
Innovative athletic flooring enables your pickleball court to maintain its performance, durability, and appearance for decades to come. Plus, the sport itself only requires a few paddles and balls, so you won’t have to keep spending extra money on new equipment year after year.
5. It’s Professional… Yet Customizable!
The best part of having your own professional-quality pickleball court in your backyard? Completely customizing it into something unique and special!
From choosing which outdoor playing surface works best for your court to designing it with specific colors or patterns in mind, the possibilities are practically endless when it comes to customizing your own backyard pickleball court.
Build Your Backyard Pickleball Court With C&C Courts!
At C&C Courts, we don’t just help Wisconsin families construct custom game courts that will keep their families active and entertained for years to come. We strive to build gathering spaces that will help maintain a happy, healthy family while creating one precious memory after another!
If you’re looking to build the backyard pickleball court of your dreams, contact C&C Courts right away to schedule a consultation with our athletic flooring experts as soon as possible!