My Backyard Sports Awards Two Territories in Houston, TX
Offering sport-related products designed to fit any need, this sports franchise is bringing the stadium feel right to your backyard, school, or community
October 19, 2022 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON, Texas – My Backyard Sports revealed its plans to expand into the Greater Houston area. Offering 3,000 products for over 30 sports, the brand’s projects range from the purchase and installation of basketball hoops and other sports equipment to the design and build of indoor or outdoor sport facilities encompassing both single and multi-purpose surfaces.
The brand has reached an agreement with married couple Jeff and Kaylan Lennick to serve as the franchise partners responsible for introducing My Backyard Sports to Houston. Kaylan, a Katy High School alumna, has dedicated her professional life to early childhood education, serving as both a pre-school teacher and a curriculum coordinator. Jeff worked nearly two decades in an autonomous role as a home mortgage originator, where he developed strong business management skills and the desire to pursue entrepreneurism. The couple’s combined experience and passion for sport make them an ideal fit to introduce Houston to My Backyard Sports.
“Sports have always played an integral role in our lives – we even met on a golf course,” said Jeff. “So, when we were introduced to My Backyard Sports, it felt like a very natural partnership. With young boys ourselves, we’re looking forward to enhancing the sport experience for other families throughout the Houston area.”
Founded in 2017 by Michael Kraner and his wife, Debbi Rapaport, My Backyard Sports provides its clients with high-end products and services that create unmatched experiences at home or in the community. Offering customized small, medium and large-sized projects, My Backyard Sports services both residential and commercial clients, including homes, schools, churches, recreation centers, condominiums, real estate developers, and businesses.
“We look forward to partnering with the Lennicks to expand our brand’s footprint and help families across Houston to bring the stadium experience into their homes,” said Scott Stricof, Vice President of Franchise Development at My Backyard Sports.
Using cutting-edge technology, My Backyard Sports emphasizes safety. The brand’s customizable sport tiles can eliminate nearly 30 percent of the shock and impact on one’s joints and ligaments compared to traditional concrete and asphalt, allowing athletes to train longer and decrease the potential for long-term ailments. My Backyard Sports also utilizes modern gravel-based surfaces, which offer more efficient installation, provide superior drainage, and last longer than concrete or asphalt.