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Sport Courts: Not Just for the Rich and Famous Anymore

Posted by garth melville on Thu, Jun 06, 2013 @ 04:05 PM

Have you often dreamed of having a backyard game court to play basketball or tennis? Do you feel as if sport courts are only for the ultra-rich, pro athletes and celebrities in Hollywood? It's true that many celebrities, and especially professional athletes, have put a sport court in their backyard. But many parents in New York's suburbs have also opted to improve their homes with a sports court, encouraging their kids (and their children's friends) to stay home, go outside, and play sports.

What could be better? Your kids are safe, you know where they are, and you know they're getting the physical activity and exercise they need in a fun way. They are not hanging out at the mall, or stuck in someone's basement playing video games, or even at a park with no adult supervision and no one around in the event of an injury on the concrete playing field. They are home, on a playing surface that is proven to be safe, with a very low abrasion factor, which means that even skinned knees will become the exception.

But let's get back to those celebrities who also decided a sport court was great, safe fun for their whole family. From TV and movie stars to NFL, Major League Baseball and golf celebrities, more than 200 celebrities (that we know of here at Sport Court East) enjoy all the benefits of a sport court in their yard.

Ray Romano - Native New Yorker (born in Queens), diehard sports fan, and the quintessential TV dad, Ray Romano enjoys a sport court for games with his family in his Malibu home.

Ben Affleck - Before he sold his Beverly Hills home, formerly owned by Drew Barrymore, in 2003, the sporty Ben Affleck had converted the tennis court on the 2.5-acre property to a low-shock, low-abrasion basketball game court for healthy pick-up games.

Sylvester Stallone - The legendary action movie star has a $15 million dollar, 15,000-plus square foot home in Beverly Hills that includes a tennis court. 

justin timberlake sport courtJustin Timberlake - The teen star recently had a regulation size NBA basketball court with full markings installed, to complement the pool and five-hole putting green on his property. If your son is amped to get a game court but your daughter couldn't care less, knowing her favorite pop star has one could help change her tune.

Jack Nicholson - Proving you're never too old to stay fit with a good workout right in your own backyard, one of the 76-year-old actor's many Malibu homes has not one, but three sport courts: one for basketball, one for tennis, and a putting green.

Is a Sport Court for You?
The list of celebrities could go on and on, but, make no mistake, today's sport court models are available at prices that make them accessible to many New York area families. Having a backyard basketball court, tennis court or modular game court for a variety of sports will just look and feel like a luxury investment.

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