Tennis Practice Backboards
Backboards give tennis players of all ages and ability levels the best practice partner available today – practice on your schedule and at your own pace. Did you know that you can hit more balls on a backboard in 15 minutes than you would in an entire match? Backboards come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors to fit the needs of every player and facility – private courts, country clubs, camps, municipalities, schools, colleges, military bases, homeowner associations – wherever the game is played! Our partner, Bakko, has backboards all over the world...and PlayGo co. can provide them to you!
There are many different types and styles of backboards. Most, however, fall into these categories: wood, cement block/concrete, plastic, net and fiberglass.
All backboards provide user with a great practice partner and aerobic exercise for players of all ages and ability levels from beginners to top-playing professionals. But the quality, reliability, variety, versatility and function of today’s backboards can vary greatly. What’s the difference? Judge for yourself…Bottom line is....“You get what you pay for!”
Advantages: low initial expense
Disadvantages: warps • peels • requires frequent repainting • loud and noisy • poor bounce • limited design • average life of only 2-5 years
Advantages: solid color • durable
Disadvantages: only one color • high expansion and contraction • scratches easily • warps & ripples • only available in flat
Type: Cement Block/Solid Concrete
Advantages: durable, if on deep steel-reinforced concrete base • low noise • good bounce
Disadvantages: high cost • requires frequent repainting • installation requires construction crew • permanent fixture • high ball wear from masonry • little design variety • requires special foundation
Advantages: quiet • low cost • portable • requires little space • minimal set-up time • can be used indoors and outdoors
Disadvantages: unrealistic rebound • small hitting area • limited design • difficult background visibility
Our Fiberglass Backboards are available in the following sizes and styles: