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Presented by Kevin Curley, Camp Director
Nike Tennis Camp at Brewster Academy

How to Build a Tennis Backboard at Home

Kevin Curley, Owner of New England Tennis Center and our Nike Tennis Camp Director, is checking in with everyone at home to show a fast and simple way to build a backboard in your backyard. This video provides you with info on the equipment, tools and items needed to build a backboard at home.

Supplies include:

  • Plywood1
    • 11/32 4x8 RTD Plywood (Quantity: 2)
  • Support
    • 2x4 – 8 feet (quantity:4)
    • 2x3 – 8 feet (quantity: 2)
    • 2x4 – 2 feet (quantity: 2)
  • Screws
    • Deckmate wood screws: 3inch 1 lb. and 2inch 1 lb.
  • Drill, Tape Measure, Level
  • Paint (only need 1 quart)
    • Be sure you have white to draw your net line

Having a backboard opens up gateways for all kinds of training at home. There is no need to go to a tennis court during this quarantine time. Train every day in the comfort of your house. Let us know what you think, this not only will help you during quarantine but now you will have a great backboard to practice on for years to come! Specific Drills and workouts to come soon from Coach Curley, stay tuned.

Stay tuned for more tennis tips from Coach Curley and the rest of the Nike Tennis Camp Staff! #tennisathome #playinside #playfortheworld

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