Building Your Own Summer Backyard Shuffleboard Court

Enjoyed for many years all over the world, shuffleboard offers fun for the whole family due to its low fitness and physicality demands. This means that it is perfect for old and young players, and is a quick game for beginners to pick up and learn in a small amount of time. Therefore, with the glorious summer sun raining down on us all across the nation, shuffleboard is the perfect recreational outdoor pastime to play before the daily barbecue dinner ritual takes place!

If you want to play this popular game in your own backyard, you can use the following straightforward method to build your own garden-based shuffleboard court. It involves four simple instructional steps, and will not take long to carry out if you already possess the tools and materials needed.


1. When deciding on the location for your shuffleboard court, the specific spot should be both long and narrow. Furthermore, it’s a good idea to allocate extra room around the edges of the court so that other players (and sporting spectators!) can watch and relax: A four foot standing area at each end is sufficient. A standard court is 52 feet long and 77 inches wide although, if you suffer from space restrictions, you can create a smaller playable court measuring 28 feet by 36 wide instead. The concrete needs to be roughly three or four inches deep.

2. Slowly pour an equal amount of concrete over the court space. Use a steel trowel to smooth down the entire surface, producing an even finish. Once dried, coat it with an acrylic sealer that seals concrete and other masonry surfaces. This will offer a more flush and level playing area.

3. After it has dried, it’s up to you if you want the court painted, with green being the customary color. Afterwards, remember to add the court lines! You can buy ready-made shuffleboard court templates that are sold specifically for this purpose or you can obviously do it yourself. Ensure that the markings are easily discernible by making the lines a different shade from the base color.

4. Finally, buy a shuffleboard wax and coat the entire court so that the discs can slide effortlessly. Keep in mind that, as time passes, the wax needs to be totally stripped and then applied again. Waxing should be carried out on a regular basis to guarantee a high quality of continuous play. When the court is completed, bring together your shuffleboard cues and discs, make sure that each player is familiar with the rules, and enjoy!

Creating your own homemade shuffleboard court will require a bit of space but it’s nothing you can’t do yourself. However, if you would instead like to purchase a portable all-weather shuffleboard court, they are available in a diverse range of colors, designs and sizes alongside other multi-game courts.