Are you thinking of investing in an outdoor shuffleboard court? Gappsi has seasoned shuffleboard court designers who can install high-quality custom sports game courts at reasonable rates. Before we delve into the service our professional installers offer, let’s look at what shuffleboard is.
What Is Shuffleboard?
Shuffleboard or shovelboard is a sport where you shove disks with a stick or hand to land them inside a scoring area on the shuffleboard court or table. This game gained popularity in England in the early 15th century. Back then, the aristocracy called it shovegroat or shovel-penny. An iteration of shuffleboard, shove-ha’penny is a table game still operational in English pubs.
While there is no consensus on the origin of shuffleboard, earlier iterations of it are from England. This sport continued to evolve and reached the American colonies. As shuffleboard grew in popularity, its rules and form of play continued to evolve. It was introduced in Florida in 1913 as a sport played on land. It became so popular that it spread throughout the U.S. and gained the most traction in retirement communities.
Today, people play an overhauled version of this old indoor game on ocean liners and cruises as a deck game. It employs courts of custom designs marked on the ship deck. They also have multiple lined sessions for play. Players play modern shuffleboard in two forms – outdoor and indoor shuffleboard. They have varied rules for play and scoring.
The National Shuffleboard Association adopted the rules of outdoor shuffleboard. Moreover, the association defined the court size and shape. The courts are 6 by 52 feet, and the wood disks are 1 by 6 inches. Typically, the shuffleboard courts have a concrete or terrazzo construction. Two or four people can play the sport as singles or doubles.
Gappsi Has Expert Shuffleboard Court Designers
Gappsi has years of sports court construction experience. We design custom courts based on our client’s specifications and the zoning laws in their neighborhood. Our contractors have designed multiple basketball, volleyball, badminton, bocce, and shuffleboard courts in Nassau & Suffolk County, Long Island, NY.
Standard Shuffleboard Court Construction
A standard shuffleboard court is rectangular and 52 feet long by 6 or 10 feet wide. Both ends feature a baseline and a triangle with five segments, and we mark each section with a specific number of points. The court also has an area toward both ends. It is marked “10 off.” The middle section of the court is usually 12 feet long. Each player or doubles gets a set of colored disks, usually black and yellow, but red and black are popular choices. Every player also gets a cue, which can be 6 feet long. Gappsi’s shuffleboard court designers can install this standard court on your property.
Why Choose Gappsi for Your Shuffleboard Court Installation
When selecting a shuffleboard court contractor, always ensure they are licensed for new construction in your neighborhood. Gappsi operates regularly in all neighborhoods across Long Island, NY. Our shuffleboard court suppliers and installers are meticulous about the design, installation, specs, and other details.
Moreover, our court contractors have the expertise to design all types of custom sports courts for residential and commercial properties. Whether you need a court for your home, school, gym, park, office, recreational club, etc., we will design the shuffleboard court per your specifications.
Additionally, the professionals at Gappsi are always ready to answer your questions and appease your queries. We base our designs on your request, location, court size, and other specifications. Our shuffleboard court designers will include you throughout the process and construct the court as quickly as possible.
At Gappsi, we can adjust the size of the shuffleboard court to suit your particular needs while maintaining accurate play. We can design the court to give you more freedom for movement. Furthermore, our court installers will ensure the surface has a slight slope on either side. It will ensure water does not remain on the playing surface and can drain away quickly. Lastly, we will ensure the court is installed on time and that the installation cost is within your budget.
FAQs About Our Shuffleboard Court Construction
Here are some popular questions we get from clients interested in our shuffleboard court design service:
A shuffleboard court by Gappsi in Long Island, NY
What Dimensions Should I Choose for My Shuffleboard Court?
Official shuffleboard courts in the U.S. are 52 feet long and 6 feet wide. However, you are free to choose the dimensions that suit your landscape. If you select us for shuffleboard court construction, we will assess your space and provide you with appropriate court dimensions.
What Materials Do You Use to Construct the Court?
Typically, our shuffleboard court designers excavate the surface for shuffleboard construction. Then, we have a level concrete subsurface to suit your chosen dimensions. Concrete is the ideal hard surface needed for optimal shuffleboard performance. We will also prime, paint, and seal the surface. It will protect the playing area so that you can use it for years. The finish will ensure the court remains weather-resistant for a long time.
How Do You Apply the Court Lines?
We use a stencil and bright acrylic paint to apply the lines after priming the concrete. Even though white is the standard color for court lines and the court surface is typically green, you can choose a custom color combination.
What Sort of Maintenance Will the Court Require?
You must clean the concrete court with power washing when it’s too dirty. However, regular mopping with mild soapy water will keep it clean. If your court has damaged parts, we can repair them quickly before the rest of the court caves or cracks.
Schedule your professional shuffleboard court construction consultation today, contact Gappsi today!