Tagged Under: Outdoor Courts

How to Set an Example of Good Sportsmanship for Your Kids—from the Sidelines

Published on: 10/11/2020 06:00

As parents, we understand that the fundamentals of life start at home. We spend time caring for and encouraging our babies to crawl, our toddlers to dress themselves, and our teenagers to reach for the stars. We know what to do when they react with frustration because they don’t accomplish putting on their shoes. We gently come alongside them and encourage them to try again. We do that same thing when we watch their sports games, too – don’t we? Not necessarily! Sometimes, we act much like a toddler and less like an adult when we sit along the sidelines and scream out as our kids play their match.

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Stop Sideline Coaching! It Encourages Bad Habits in Your Kids

Published on: 8/19/2020 09:37

Playing a sport teaches children the value of hard work and sportsmanship. It also prepares your athlete for their future when they take up a job and must work with a boss over them. The discipline of regular practices and teamwork cannot be understated. However, within the four leading roles of sports: player, referee, coach, and spectator, a nefarious new position has crept onto the scene – the sideline coach. There are many skills that games teach our children, but the sideline coach can negate all of them.

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Looking for Activities for Your Kids this Summer? Build a Backyard Sports Camp

Published on: 4/27/2020 11:16

Summer is the season of fun in the sun. Many children get to spend weeks away at various summer camps. From basketball to tennis to art, fostering a love for physical activity and culture remains a rite of passage for youth. However, this year may be a little different as Canadians around the country live through the restrictions of social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis. Parents now face the difficult decision of what to do with their kids since camp may not be in the cards.

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Total Sport Solutions Celebrates Canadian Tennis Star Bianca Andreescu’s Victory

Published on: 9/10/2019 00:00

What does it take to beat Serena Williams for the Grand Slam title? Dedication, hard work, and a Canadian powerhouse named Bianca Andreescu. Born to Romanian parents, Bianca has made tennis history as the first Canadian and the first player born in the 2000s to win a Grand Slam singles title. For the first time in her career, she entered the top 10 rankings among worthy players. It’s impressive to imagine the hours of practice and training she has completed since she began playing the sport at the age of seven. She is set to be an inspiration for young athletes across Canada and the world.

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What Does a Pickle, a Holey Ball, and a Multigame Court Have in Common?

Published on: 6/30/2019 06:00

Why Pickleball, Of Course!

When it comes to summer fun, many of us like to head outdoors for some sort of activity like hiking, tennis, or bike riding. We often associate pickles with burgers and holey balls with whiffle ball, not an extremely popular game that kids of all ages can play. So, if you are ready for a new adventure that even your grandpa can participate in, pickleball can be the answer.

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Go Raptors!

Published on: 6/15/2019 00:00

Suffering from Raptormania?

Outdoor Basketball Courts Keep the Good Times Rolling

Canada’s love for basketball has grown in line with the Raptor’s success in the 2018-2019 NBA season. Millions of Canadian whooped, hollered, and wept with joy as the team won the NBA Championship title on June 13, 2019 against the Golden State Warriors – the first in the franchise’s history. 

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Enhance the Outdoors with Recycled Rubber Exterior Surface by Dinoflex

Published on: 4/30/2019 09:00

In Canada’s extreme winters, some exterior surfacing does better than others. Whether you are building a new high-performance green landscape area or rejuvenating an old patio, you need a proven product.

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Total Sport Solutions Creates Unique Basketball Backyard on HGTV Canada’s Backyard Builds!

Published on: 4/16/2019 09:00

Backyard Builds and Total Sport Solutions are a perfect fit.  We both create a space the whole family can enjoy.  We both create a new living area to the home that previously was underused.

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Fun for the Whole Family

Published on: 4/1/2019 09:00

Sports provide many benefits for young athletes. They help develop strong bones and muscles, keep participants physically fit, and build character, integrity, and sportsmanship. Many favourite sports are seasonal and played indoors such as basketball and volleyball.

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Revive Your Backyard or Community Tennis Court with Pickleball Time

Published on: 6/1/2018 11:34

If you take a drive through your community, you may pass a park or school with empty tennis and basketball courts. In times past, these places would be teeming with players challenging each other to a game of one-on-one or Horse. You could hear the “plop” of a tennis ball being returned across the net. Nowadays, sadly, you mostly hear crickets. You can change that by offering pickleball time for players of all ages in the area.

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