Why You Should Install In-Home Gym Flooring

Green and blue, in-home basketball court with a fence and brick wall. The right type of flooring is essential for a safe and efficient in-home gym experience. Your in-home gym will become a visual centerpiece that will offer the ultimate surface for your sports needs and purposes so it’s crucial that you choose the most suitable floor. If you’re looking for durability, safety, aesthetics, maintenance, and performance, then Flex Court Athletics has the perfect in-home gym flooring solution for you! There are so many benefits to our unique and outstanding flooring, and we’d like to share just a few with you.
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5 Benefits of Owning a Home Practice Court

A boy and father playing basketball outside

There are so many reasons to invest in a home basketball court or a home practice court of any kind. If you’ve been thinking of installing a home practice court but don’t have a reason to justify the purchase, read on! You can thank us later.
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Our Favorite Ways to Customize Your Sport Court Installation

Outdoor basketball court in the backyard of a home on Long Island

Athletic courts come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Whether you opt for a regulation-size court or want something a little more customized, Flex Courts New York has experience designing all types of courts with unique features to accommodate just about any configuration. Our courts can be sport-specific or multipurpose to accommodate everything from basketball to tennis, racquetball, and more. With so many options, it’s no wonder Long Island residents want to add their own unique flair to each sport court installation. Here are just a few ways you can customize your very own!
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How to Care for your Indoor Gym Flooring

Gymnasium flooring at school in Long Island

Flex Court Athletics is a leading gym floor installation company, and it’s no secret why: our athletic flooring is the most versatile and durable on the market. Long Island homeowners and gymnasium managers can rely on Flex Court gym floors to perform time after time, even after an intense game or practice session. While our floors stand up well to heavy use, it’s important that you properly care for them to prolong their life and protect your investment. Follow our tips to care for floor and maintain its appearance for years to come.
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Why You Should Install an Indoor Basketball Court

A custom indoor basketball court is the most convenient way to get in some practice, blow off steam or entertain family and friends. Flex Court Athletics New York installs indoor courts throughout Long Island. Homeowners love how easy it is to get a quick game in, not to mention how easy our athletic flooring is to care for! Our expert team can get your home court up and running in no time, so you’ll soon be enjoying the many benefits of an indoor Flex Court system.
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Reviving the Game of Tennis in Long Island One Flex Court at a Time

Low-maintenance backyard tennis courtFlex Court Athletics is on a mission – a mission to remind Long Island and New York state residents about the game of tennis by transforming courts with modular systems. Dating back to the mid-1800s, tennis is a beloved sport for many and even has its competitive space in the Olympics. No matter your age, tennis is a sport the whole family can enjoy. Play as singles or doubles, but be careful to not make a moonball play so you don’t put your opponent in a bad mood. Continue reading

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Top 7 Types of Home Practice Courts for New York Sports

Practice time is more convenient for kids with practice courts at home

From elementary school years to adulthood, sports are a favorite hobby for many. For some, it’s the building blocks to a career in athletics. No matter how frequently you play, durable practice courts are crucial for every sport.

Children who are in athletic extracurricular activities get to practice right at school. Physical Education (P.E.) classes are great for conditioning and practice because students get to play on professional-grade courts specifically designed for high-impact activities. Most often, these are at schools or indoor gym facilities.

In New York State, outdoor temperatures are harsh during the majority of the school year, making practice more difficult. That is when coaches turn to indoor sports facilities during the cooler months. When the temperatures are favorable, it is more advantageous to practice in outdoor facilities and sports fields.

No matter what your age, it’s inevitable that sports practice needs to be done at home to excel during gameplay. Here are the top seven types of sports practice courts you can build right at home: Continue reading

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Benefits of a Basketball Court Installation in Long Island, NY

Benefits of a Basketball Court Installation in Long Island, NY

Improved health at your home or work with custom basketball court installations

Between the television, video games and social media, it can be difficult to convince children to go outside and play – especially if there isn’t a park or sports complex nearby. However, one activity is known to pull kids away from their devices and into the fresh air: basketball. From group pick-up games to endless matches of H.O.R.S.E., a basketball court has a certain appeal that brings people of all ages together to bask in the sunshine and shoot hoops. For most Long Island families, a basketball court installation could be just the thing to bring the whole family together and encourage healthier, more active lifestyles. Here are three of the biggest benefits of a residential basketball court installation.

Encourages Exercise

A home basketball court is convenient for group get-togethers and solo practice sessions alike. Kids have no excuse to forgo exercising, but they probably won’t want to skip exercising with a basketball court of their own so close by. Adjustable goals make it easy for parents to challenge their children as they grow, turning a recreational addition to your home into an investment that will last for generations. And, as an added benefit, a home court is a safe environment for everyone to hang out and play—no more worrying about when your child and their friends will return from the public courts.

Less Expensive Than an Indoor Gym

Want to get in shape without leaving the house? An in-home gym can be expensive and take a long time to develop. Plus, it takes up space you could be using for something else. A basketball court installation is fast, convenient, and offers the potential for much more interesting workouts. It can also be custom-designed to your exact specifications, even down to the color of the floors.

Incredibly Versatile

Although basketball courts are naturally used for basketball, they can be used for many other sports, as well. Games like badminton and volleyball are so much better on a real court surface. Sports turf court installations are able to teach kids how to work together as a team in many different types of sports, how to make new friends and improve their interpersonal skills, and how to play at a competitive level.

Our long-lasting residential basketball court installations are perfect for families or groups of friends who want to encourage their kids to stay active while getting more exercise themselves. If you would like to learn more, please call Flex Court’s home or backyard sports court installation specialists at 631-753-0003 for a FREE design consultation, or contact us online to talk to one of our knowledgeable installers today!

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Benefits of Commercial Long Island Rubber Flooring for Gyms

Improved safety for your fitness center with versatile rubber gym flooring options


In New York, and particularly in Long Island, gym flooring for commercial locations of all shapes and sizes is big business, and getting bigger all the time. Rubber flooring for commercial locations such as gyms, workout rooms and different types of sports courts is a wise investment for the health and safety of those who visit on a regular basis, especially since countless injuries can be avoided thanks to its shock absorbent abilities. Here is a list of some of the basic advantages that a commercial indoor or outdoor gym flooring installation provides to visitors looking to get fit and have fun in a safe, fun and relaxing environment.

  1. Commercial rubber applications used for gym floors can significantly decrease the potential for slip and fall accidents, especially when gym-goers become sweaty or when members wear old sneakers that do not provide enough grip as they work out. By design, commercial gym flooring is engineered to be as slip resistant and easy to maintain as possible, no matter the exercise routine you are performing. Rubber gym flooring is also simple to clean if there have been any accidental spillages.
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Top Basketball Courts in New York

See some of the most famous basketball courts across The Empire State

shutterstock_146051144In and around Long Island, basketball courts hold a special place in the heart’s of countless streetball enthusiasts, from the seasoned veterans who used to strut their stuff on the courts of yesteryear, to the eager-to-learn youngsters of today. If you are new to the glorious game and want to explore some of New York’s best basketball courts in an effort to meet new friends, improve your balling skills, check out some killer hoops action, or even hone your smack talk, here are some of the best places you need to visit.

  1. Rucker Park (Harlem – W. 155 St., 8 Ave.)

Famed for being the historical birthplace of streetball, as well as for being one of the primary teaching grounds during Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s and Julius Erving’s formative years, no list of the best New York basketball courts would be complete without Rucker Park. Named after the inspirational teacher and Parks Department worker Holcombe Rucker who organized a basketball tournament back in 1950 to help keep kids off the streets and put a positive focus on playing sports with likeminded individuals, many renowned basketball stars have cut their teeth balling here over the years. The Rucker is also the home of the Entertainers Basketball Classic, an infamous street basketball tournament.
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