Off the Court

How Sport Court® of Austin continues to thrive after46 years

The story of Sport Court® of Austin is truly inspiring, showcasing not just business success but also the values and principles that have shaped its journey over the past 45 years. Here are some key elements that stand out:

  • Founders’ Vision and Partnership: The dynamic partnership between Greg Dettman and Vic Sanchez, with Greg as the Founder/CEO and Vic as the President, highlights the importance of a shared vision. Their collaboration and complementary skills have been instrumental in the building of Sport Court® of Austin.


  • Leadership and Company Values: Since 1978, The leadership of Greg and Vic has not only been reflected in the growth of the company but also in the values they uphold and the customer satisfaction they demand. The company mirrors the qualities of its leaders and is known for being a trustworthy and sound player in the indoor and outdoor court construction services space. They have infused the importance of play and a “Family First” philosophy and they understand the importance of building a culture around that philosophy.


  • Longevity and Sustainability: The fact that Sport Court® of Austin has been family-owned and operated for over four decades is a testament to its longevity and sustainability. Having survived multiple recessions and economic downturns, Greg and Vic have learned that it’s not just about short-term success but about building a legacy that withstands the test of time.


  • Customer Satisfaction and Growth: Achieving historical highs in customer satisfaction, as evidenced by increased Google Reviews and expanded sales, reflects the company’s commitment to delivering quality products and services on time and within budget. The focus on customer satisfaction is a key driver of Sport Court® of Austin’s success.


  • Leadership Pipeline and Succession Planning:  Having a robust succession plan ensures the continuity of the company’s values and vision, even as leaders’ transition, contributing to the long-term sustainability of the business.


  • Cultural Emphasis on “Family First”: Understanding the importance of “family first” is a distinctive aspect of Sport Court® of Austin’s daily culture. This cultural emphasis extends not only to the founders’ approach to business but also to how employees are treated, fostering a positive working environment.


  • Community Connection: Play is a universal language that brings people together. By prioritizing play, Sport Court® of Austin fosters a sense of community and is always giving back to support kids and sports. This connection extends not only to the families using the courts but also to the employees, who are not just workers but active participants in promoting a healthier and more connected community.


  • Recipe for Success: Believing is what they do, the metaphorical “special sauce” in Sport Court® of Austin’s recipe for success is the combination of a high-quality team and top-notch products. This synergy, along with a commitment to player safety, has contributed to the company’s position as the industry leader.

If You Build It, They Will Play – Sport Court® of Austin’s story is a blend of visionary leadership, commitment to quality, and a strong company culture. The founders’ legacy extends beyond business achievements to encompass the values of family, respect, creating positive work environments and actively choosing the lens of play to shape decisions, creating a vibrant and purpose-driven organizational culture. As the company continues to grow and evolve, it serves as a model for success and a source of inspiration for both the industry and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Sport Court installed the first Pickleball Court in Austin!