Not All Game Courts Are Sport Court® Game Courts
So, you think you have a Sport Court® playing surface. But, do you really? Sport Court® may be a famous brand but it has also become a popular noun right alongside the likes of Kleenex, Xerox, Jell-O, and Band-Aid. English majors like to call these “proprietary eponyms” – when a brand name for a product becomes so popular that they are commonly used for the name of the product, even when it’s from a different manufacturer.
[Case in point: Try NOT asking for a Band-Aid the next time you have a cut. It’s not easy to change our vocabulary when something becomes commonplace, especially when everyone else uses the same language and understands what you mean. If you say “Can you grab me a Curad?” some people might not automatically recognize what you are talking about. (Hint: it’s a first aid bandage company with products similar to Band-Aid and also relatively well-known.)]
We’ve all seen it happen. The commonplace products and services of today become the household words of tomorrow. And while it’s a testament to Sport Court’s innovation, industry leading products and endurance that they have become so commonplace that they are now a proprietary eponym, it’s also important to remember that not all game courts are Sport Courts game courts.
Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about it: “Game courts are usually constructed using a rectangular sub-base made from concrete or asphalt, then covered with an open-grid modular polypropylene (or similar) sports surface to improve safety. The game-court concept was popularized by Sport Court in the 1970s, and some generic references are made to game courts as ‘sport courts’, although that is a trademark of Connor Sport Court International, LLC.”
So, what then, is the difference between Sport Court® and other game court manufacturers? I’m SO glad you asked! Sport Court founded the notion of the backyard game court and continues to be the industry leader in modular sports flooring. Sport Court’s Court Builders™ have traveled across the globe to all seven continents and have built over 100,000 game courts in more than 100 counties for almost every sport imaginable. Sport Court is literally the World’s Largest Court Builder™.
Not only was Sport Court the first and only to develop safe and durable sports surfaces, they also proudly manufacture the Safest Court in the World™. Their products are used at the highest levels of competition by many of the world’s leading sports organizations and trusted by elite athletes worldwide.
And as if all that wasn’t enough, Sport Court is dedicated to the environment and keeping our world safe and clean for future generations to play. Sport Court is verified as a ZeroWaste Manufacturer by SWCA Environmental Consultants and was the first sports flooring manufacturer to implement and certify a quality manufacturing process through ISO. They proudly lead the industry as the first ISO 9001:2009 sports flooring manufacturer in the United States and continually ensure that they are producing the highest-quality products available on the market today while keeping waste out of landfills.
Quite simply, Sport Court provides quality products and services unmatched in the industry today. So, before you go telling people about your new backyard addition, remember that just because it’s a game court doesn’t make it a Sport Court® game court.