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SnapSports Releases Exclusive Pickleball Surface

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

SnapSports® Announces the First Outdoor Modular Sports Surface Engineered for Pickleball Play

Salt Lake City based SnapSports Athletic Surfaces has announced the release of Outdoor Revolution PS (Pickleball Surface), the much-anticipated innovation to their already successful modular outdoor court line. The patent pending Outdoor Revolution is the first modular system engineered specifically for Pickleball play.

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the US. It’s a paddleball sport comprised of two to four players using solid paddles to hit a perforated plastic ball. Historically, the plastic pickleball did not play well on any modular surface… until now. Working in collaboration with Pickleball players of all levels, SnapSports developed a new proprietary material formulation that gives the new surface superior traction and bounce with an excellent angle of restitution. Research and development for Outdoor Revolution PS included an invitation for top Utah Pickleball professional Tyler Loong to play on the new outdoor court and offer his feedback.

Tyler Loong tests SnapSports new Pickleball surface: Outdoor Revolution PS

Tyler Loong tests SnapSports’ new Pickleball surface: Outdoor Revolution PS

“I was skeptical at first when I heard about this material, but after doing research I learned that SnapSports designed a product specific for Pickleball. After playing on the court, I realized what all the hype was about! I instantly fell in love with this court and is now my ‘go to’ when playing with friends and family.”
– Tyler Loong, Utah Pickleball Professional

Professional and recreational players alike are raving about Revolution PS.

The new outdoor surface system provides increased traction for an unmatched “grippy” feel, superior ball bounce, and does not require a post tension slab—making it easy to install a court over almost any existing subsurface while guaranteeing tremendous savings in cost. Revolution PS is also ITF Rated 5 (fast), making it great option for Tennis and any other outdoor racket sports.

“We have a long history of inventing and developing industry changing products over the last 30+ years and this new product is one of the most exciting to date. Revolution PS is an Industry Game Changer, literally.”
– Jorgen Moller, CEO SnapSports

Outdoor Revolution PS is the latest in a long line of athletic surface innovations from SnapSports. With over four decades of backyard court experience, the SnapSports team has consistently been at the forefront of modular court technologies, including ShockTower® and TuffShield®. SnapSports manufactures 24/7 in their 180,000 square feet ISO 9001:2015 certified facility in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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New HALO Flooring Debuts at 2020 NBA All-Star and Jr. NBA Weekend

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

The 2020 NBA All-Star and Jr. NBA Weekend is the First Event to Showcase New HALO TuffShield Flooring

SnapSports teamed up again with the NBA for the 2020 All-Star and Jr. NBA weekend in Chicago this year. We installed over 30,000 square feet of our Maple TuffShield surfacing for the 4-day marathon event of basketball tournaments and skills challenges. NBA Pro athletes from all over the country worked out with kids of all ages on our floors.

We chose this event to unveil our newest addition to the SnapSports product family, introducing our new line of iridescent HALO TuffShield color options. The Blue HALO TuffShield finish showcased in each basketball key provided a stunning contrast with the Maple TuffShield courts–certainly a unique and interesting focal point! Not only are these new finishes good-looking, the HALO TuffShield options are designed to hold up to the serious play of competitions like the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend. This flooring continues the SnapSports legacy with the advanced patented technology that athletes have come to expect.

A huge thank you to our production team for producing all of the product without any delays and to the quality standards that make the SnapSports brand the best in the industry. And a shout out to our shipping team for taking great care to get the product delivered and picked up on schedule. This was a great event to kick off what will most certainly be another stellar year for SnapSports!

Photos from the 2020 NBA All-Star and Jr. NBA Weekend:

New Halo TuffShield Iridescent Flooring

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

SnapSports introduces the new HALO TuffShield Series, the first modular sports flooring featuring multi-patented iridescent surface options.

“Our team absolutely knocked it out of the park with the HALO TuffShield Series. HALO TuffShield Blue is the coolest sports flooring system I’ve ever seen. And we’ve only just begun. With our patented technologies the possibilities are endless,”
~ Jorgen Moller, CEO of SnapSports

SnapSports is the only modular athletic surface manufacturer to offer flooring systems with the TuffShield technology. Developed in 2004, TuffShield is an in-mold process resulting in a brilliant, exceptionally durable, high performance sports surface. The new “HALO” effect adds a new dimension to any floor, seemingly changing color depending on the angle. Designed to compliment the industry leading Maple TuffShield, HALO is a standout product option for keys, court baselines and other floor accents guaranteed to make any court pop. The extra wear layer provided by the TuffShield finish is easy to clean, hard to scratch, and will not wear or peel. The HALO series takes the TuffShield technology to a new level, creating the first modular sports surface tile with a high-tech, iridescent look without compromising durability.

Photos of the new HALO TuffShield tiles:

SnapSports, a family owned and operated company based in Salt Lake City, Utah, has been engineering, manufacturing, and distributing indoor and outdoor module sport surfacing for almost four decades. An industry leader in modular court innovation, SnapSports is the proud owner of 29 patents and several exclusive athletic surface technologies. SnapSports manufactures 24/7 in their 180,000 square foot ISO 9001:2015 quality certified facility and is a proud partner and supplier of top sports organizations worldwide including US Futsal, jrNBA, RedBull 3X, AAU, Big South Volleyball and more.

Atlanta Hawks Choose SnapSports® for 50th Anniversary Court Gift

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

The 50th anniversary of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks commemorated with donation of SnapSports outdoor basketball court on January 21, 2019

As part of the organization’s commitment to community in 2015, the Atlanta Hawks Foundation pledged to build and revamp 25 metro Atlanta basketball courts by 2020. Making good on that 5 year promise, the Hawks installed the 23rd of 25 courts Monday at Selena S. Butler Park, adjacent to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center. The court, comprised entirely of SnapSports NEW Outdoor Revolution® surfacing, was the first court to feature a custom gold and black design celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Atlanta Hawks. The color scheme notably also pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, honoring his national and local contributions. SnapSports, based in Utah, was ecstatic to have their product chosen for such an incredible event.

“We are proud to partner with the Atlanta Hawks Foundation on a joint mission to increase youth play, leadership skills and delivering a positive impact in local communities. The team at SnapSports is honored to have our SnapSports® Outdoor Basketball Courts chosen for these community courts,” – Jorgen Moller, CEO SnapSports

The 58′ x 102′ SnapSports Outdoor Revolution Court done in alloy, black and gold showcases a custom painted 20′ x 20′ center court logo commemorating the Hawks 50 year anniversary. The Hawks chose SnapSports Outdoor Revolution, the newest court product in the SnapSports family, for its seamless design, durability, and excellent performance metrics: including industry leading wet/dry traction and superior ball play suitable for players of all ages. The Atlanta Hawks will finish their project commitment, installing 12,000 square feet of SnapSports surfacing for courts number 24 and 25 in the summer of 2019.

The Atlanta Hawks organization, founded in 1968, embodies a strong focus on community using their ‘Building Bridges through Basketball’ programming. Outside of their commitment to revamping and building new community courts, the Hawks also offer Jr. Hawks Camps and Clinics, an academy for Coaches Education, and over 4,000 hours of community service. As written in the Building Bridges Brochure, the Hawks believe that “every child deserves the right to safe places to play and in the power of sports and the social, emotional, and physical benefits they offer kids.”

About SnapSports:

SnapSports, a family owned company, has a similar philosophy to that of the Hawks. Their ‘Never Stop Playing’ marketing campaign is meant to encourage families of all ages to get out and play! SnapSports manufactures and distributes both indoor and outdoor game courts from their 100,000 square foot ISO certified facility in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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SnapSports Kicks Off Spring at US Futsal Northwest Regional

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

‘Tis the season for snow melt, sunny skies, and blooming flowers. It’s also the season for US Futsal to kick into high gear. Following a successful showing at the Northeast Regional in Wildwood, New Jersey, the road to the US Futsal National Championship continued with the US Futsal Northwest Regional Championship in San Jose, California. All games, tournaments, and championships are played on 67,000 square feet of SnapSports Indoor BounceBack with ShockTower technology.

With a decade-long partnership still going strong, we know why US Futsal chose us.

Our SnapSports BounceBack sports surfacing with ShockTower Technology is the only surface on the modular market which offers a built-in shock absorption system. The benefits of this surface choice are many. Most, if not all, US Futsal tournaments and events travel and are held in convention or event centers in various cities. Typically, any portable surface set on concrete requires something underneath. BounceBack eliminates the need for using a rubber underlayment, making for a much faster assembly and disassembly, saving time and labor costs. For top US Futsal officials, an even more important concern is athlete safety. US Futsal tournaments feature athletes of all ages and levels competing for several hours a day running, jumping, and performing various other high-impact movements.  SnapSports ShockTower technology gives an added “cush” to the floor—reducing impact upon contact with the surface and protecting joints. For an organization like US Futsal that experiences exponential growth each year, player safety and tournament economics are at the top of the list when choosing a sports surfacing partner.

About Futsal

Futsal (derived from a combination of the Spanish or Portuguese words for soccer and indoor) began as 5-a-side soccer in Uruguay in 1930. Futsal gained popularity throughout South America and Europe and was eventually founded in the US in 1981. Games are played both indoors and out without the use of sidewalls, creating the need for a durable, easy-to-transport, safe futsal surface. Since its inception in 1980, US Futsal has grown to include over 40,000 members, 90% of which are youth. We at SnapSports immediately saw the growth potential of the US Futsal organization and were excited to offer our expertise in the sports flooring arena.

As US Futsal and its tournaments continue to expand, we are looking forward to continually offering innovative sports surface products designed and engineered with premier sports organizations in mind.