Rise of the Indoor Home Gym

Rise of the Indoor Home Gym

More opportunities for practice means a better chance of your youngsters reaching their personal athletic goals! Harsh Weather At the time of this writing, the current temperature in Louisville, KY is 11 degrees F, with a wind-chill factor of 1 degree. It’s safe to assume your aspiring young athletes are more likely to be gaming on their XBOX than out shooting free-throws or practicing penalty kicks in this frigid weather. The Kentucky seasons contribute greatly to the State’s unique beauty, but these harsh winter months, and the often scorching hot August temps, can hinder a young athlete’s ability to develop as a player, no matter the Sport. While most athletes have access to a school, church, or local gym at which they can put in practice during harsh weather, limited operating hours, scheduling, travel arrangements, and competition for these spaces can make it difficult to take full advantage. Hence the rise of the indoor home gym! Year-round Use An indoor home gym can constitute anything from a small room in the basement with a hoop, to a multi-sport building suitable for entertaining the high school basketball team. The important aspect is that its located on your property and able to be used whenever you see fit, especially on those hot or cold days. Whether you are building a new home or planning an addition to your current one, working an indoor home gym into the plans will provide a space for your young athletes to practice year-round, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. More opportunities for practice means a better chance of your youngsters reaching their personal...
Conquering Space!

Conquering Space!

Homeowners generally have at least a rough vision for the recreation area they would like to build, but also have a frequent concern: Space. “I’m not even sure we have enough space for a Sport Court,” “Our yard is on a hill,” “We have a small lot,” “There are tons of trees.” Having reservations about a project of this magnitude is only natural – a basketball court is a difficult and unusual structure to visualize on your property. “I’m not even sure we have enough space for a Sport Court” A professional Court Builder can tell you if your idea for a Sport Court is possible and help you find a design that will fit your landscape, budget, and intended uses. Take the following case, for example. Growing Pains and Our Solution This family already enjoyed an in-ground pool in their backyard, but as their eldest son started to develop a love for basketball (University of Louisville in particular), they wanted a safe, high-performing space for him to develop his game. Their concerns were that the Sport Court not completely consume the remaining limited greenspace, be aesthetically pleasing, and still provide adequate space to practice important aspects of the game – the free-throw lane and 3-point line are integral to the players’ development of spatial awareness on the court. Installing what we in the biz call a “shooting court,” framed up against the garage, was the perfect solution. A customized version of a reduced half-court (16’ wide x 29’ long in this case) gave this young athlete a space where he could practice his free-throws, 3-point shot, and even...
Are You Ready For Spring?

Are You Ready For Spring?

It’s just around the corner! In a matter of months, the kids will put away the video games, throw on the shorts and sneakers, and head outdoors for Basketball, Baseball, Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Tennis, and Golf. Imagine how exciting it would be if they stepped out of your back-door and had a place to practice or play all of these and more – right in your backyard. With a Multi-Sport Game Court and recreation area from Sport Court of KY, they can! Plan Now, Play Later As the temperatures rise and the days get longer, you’ll want to get ready for the kids to play. Here are a few steps to help you get started: Make a List What sports or games would your family like to play or practice? Choose from mainstream sports such as Basketball, Soccer, and Golf; to games like shuffleboard, giant chess/checkers, tetherball, four square, pickleball, and badminton. Measure Your Space Find out what size Sport Court you might have the room for. Courts can be customized, so don’t worry if initially space seems limited. Grab a measuring tape and get the kids involved! It’s a great opportunity to get them excited and learn something new. Get Creative To get your juices flowing , browse our photo galleries and see what other homeowners have done. Explore Your Options Experiment with our CourtBuilder application, under the ‘Your Court’ tab. This interactive tool will allow you to play with different size, design, and game options. Check the Rules Find out if there is a local Homeowners or similar association that might need to approve a project of...