Sport Court

Posted - Mar. 11, 2004 at 7:24 a.m.



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This is Fred Ball, Zions Bank, speaking on business.

About three years ago I did a program on Sport Court, Inc., of Salt Lake City. I told of this fine company and how they manufactured and marketed top of the line suspended sports surfaces and other components to make sports available to a wide audience.

I thought it would be timely to revisit them for their 30th anniversary.

Charlie Graves, the president and CEO, talked about the growth and evolution of Sport Court. The company's philosophy is that fun and fitness are important components of family life. "It's amazing," Charlie told me, "how creating opportunities for families to play together builds strong families and great character." He said the company history is grounded in building courts, while its legacy is in helping young people develop the qualities that make them outstanding adults. Friend vs. friend, father vs. daughter, or teammate vs. teammate -- competing against each other or enjoying a friendly game is a great way to encourage fitness, dedication, sportsmanship and individual integrity.

Sport Court still does about a third of its business in the backyard with game court products. However, a third of the business deals with institutional installations for elementary schools, universities, churches, community centers, recreational facilities, boys and girls clubs, outdoor parks and tennis complexes.

They offer Daytona Sport Court garage flooring, Johnny Miller endorsed putting greens for backyard use, special coverings for stadium surfaces and a variety of other products.

Sport Court boasts of an outstanding engineering team that has developed surfaces for rollerblading, tennis, soccer, basketball, volleyball and just about every activity that demands a special surface for competition and recreational participation.

The company is a world-renowned organization providing physical fitness opportunities in a safe, convenient and most enjoyable way.

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

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