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.
The New York Time's Gretchen Reynolds has written another great piece on the benifits of working out 3 times a day 10 mins each. http://well. blogs.
Trekking ten blocks to the nearest basketball court or standing in line to wait for a tennis court often takes hours with little actual playing and exercise time. Gyms are crowded and have limited possibilities, often leaving athletic hopefuls simply feeling frustrated. Instead of splitting time and focus searching out places to play your favorite sports separately, create a playing space for your family that can accommodate every member’s style.
"I'm not going to play anymore! You're cheating!" "Am not! You're just a sore loser!" Learning how to be a good loser may be even more important in the long run than learning how to be a good player. One of the best aspects of having Sport Court Game Court at your home is that your home will be the place kids in the neighborhood come to play, and you will have a chance to help your kids understand what good sportsmanship is really all about. Research has shown that teaching good sportsmanship with a Game Court is one of the primary, unexpected side benefits that parents gain when they install one in their home or backyard.
"Hey, Mom, can Josh and Daniel come over to play after school?" "Sure, what are you going to do?" "We were going to play some basketball. Daniel's brother is on the high school team and taught him some great plays. Now Daniel's gonna show them to us!" Do you wish you had more conversations like this at your house? Having neighborhood kids play together outside until the moms all called everyone in to dinner used to be a part of every kid's life.