Playing Sports at Home: How to Make the Most of Your Yard


A part of designing your yard to meet your needs includes ensuring you incorporate spaces dedicated to your favorite hobbies or where you can have fun with your friends and family. For active families or homeowners wanting to spruce up their yard, this can mean adding basketball courts, putting greens, or courts and fields for sports activities.

Here are some ideas to consider to get the most out of your yard and enjoy your favorite sports at home.

Putting Green

If you’re an avid golfer, besides investing in sport radar guns to check your game progress more accurately or a pricey golf club set for better gameplay, add a putting green to your yard. It’s a great area that lets you work on your short game while encouraging your children to take up the sport. You can use artificial turf to ensure a proper putting surface without any hazards, holes, or hills.

Multi-Purpose Half-Basketball Court

If you have kids or teens in your household, setting up a multi-purpose half-basketball court is ideal — allowing you to broaden your options when your kids’ or your interest changes. It lets you adjust the court when necessary, and it doesn’t take as much space as it only needs an area of 60 feet long and 60 feet wide, giving most homeowners plenty of additional space to work on, letting you add more to your yard.

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Bocce Ball Court

A Bocce ball court provides several advantages that most sports courts don’t, thanks to it being long and not wide. Because of this, it can fit in spaces that most courts can’t fit — adding a unique twist to your home’s yard. You can build a bocce ball court alongside your patios and decks to entertain guests without taking up as much space.


Baseball is a classic game that most people would adore. You can bring this beloved sport in your yard and play with friends and family anytime you’d like. You won’t need much for baseball, just mitts, bases, the ball, and room to play. To arrange your yard for an ideal baseball game, keep a corner of your yard flat and clear. Since baseball is traditionally played on a ‘diamond,’ using a corner of your yard can emphasize this shape, making the field’s boundaries more apparent.

Outdoor Chess Set

If you love being outdoors and a good game of chess, why not combine the two and get the best of both worlds? It’s an excellent element you can add to your yard that can entertain kids and adults. All you need are garden stones and the large chess pieces, which you can make by yourself or buy online.

Inflatable Court

If you don’t have the space to accommodate a full-fledged court or don’t have the budget for it, you don’t need to worry as you can still get the most out of your yard by investing in an inflatable court. This temporary court can be a fun summer attribute to make your yard fun without needing to go out or rent out expensive inflatables for the kids.

There are plenty of ways you can make the most out of your yard and play sports. It doesn’t matter if you have a small or large yard. As long as you have creativity and dedication — you can easily do any of the concepts mentioned, allowing you to make your yard more fun for you and your family.

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