Two children, boy and girl, happily playing badminton in backyard

Get Active with Backyard Sports

Make the most of the space in your backyard and all of that beautiful green turf by getting active every season with backyard sports. There are heaps of games that you can play with your family and friends to keep the kids and yourselves entertained. Don’t waste the sunny days by sitting inside. Get moving outside and bring your family together!

At CT Lawns, our job is to help you get a beautiful lawn. Our turfs are solid and durable, perfect for playtime. Here are a few ideas for backyard sports you can engage in with your family that don’t require you to install a court.

Badminton and Volleyball

Badminton, formerly known as Poonah, is a game that developed from other shuttlecock games in the mid 19th century among the British out of two earlier games called battledore and shuttlecock. Badminton is a super easy recreational sport that’s easy to set up in your backyard and play barefoot! Just string up a high net, buy the racquets and shuttlecocks, or “birdies”, and start tossing the thing over the net. The kids will love it.

The best part about having a net strung up in your backyard is that you can also play volleyball with it. Make fun teams with everyone on the block and have a blast.

Create an Obstacle Course

Set up a fun obstacle course and watch your kids jump for joy at the site of a physical and mental challenge. You can place strategically around your lawn things like a ladder laid down flat, a balloon table to crawl through, a rope to swing from off a tree, a balance beam, a newspaper walk, and hoola hoops to jump through.

Get a Trampoline

There isn’t a soul in the world who doesn’t take pleasure at of the sheer whimsy and joy of jumping up and down on a trampoline. You can buy small ones or large ones with netting, but either route you bounce on, you’ll be having a great time.

Paddle Ball or Beach Tennis

You’ll be able to find “kadima” sets at the store or other fun paddle ball sets. The aim of the game is to hit a small rubber squash ball with a wooden racket to the opposite player and back as many times as you can without dropping it. Count how many hits you get and see if you can go even higher the next time!


Got two trees or posts in the ground? Try installing a slackline or a tight rope to walk across. It will be funny at first to watch everyone try to remain balanced, but it’s a great challenge for yourself and the children to try hard at something that they may not succeed at the first time.


While we all love backyard cricket, sometimes it’s good to break the norm and try out some new backyard sports with your family. For a lawn worth playing on, contact CT Lawns today on the Sunshine Coast.

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