Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 11
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by hpiguy Fun for the Whole Family!
This arrived right after Thanksgiving and the timing of that was wonderful.
First thing you notice is that the entire set, even the bases packs down into a nice convenient size. It comes with two bags, one for the poles and net and one for the balls, birdies and paddles. This wil fit in any car without issue and most kids ten and up can assemble it fast. Two kids could haul this to a park or friend's house on their bikes. One with the bags and one with the empty bases.
The bases are nice and sturdy, thick plastic, and you can fill them with sand or water. We chose water since it's easy to pour out and then take the bases with you anywhere. The bases have two handles, one on each side so that even the kids can drag them into place once full.
The sturdy metal poles install quickly and easily. The net unrolls and fits on the the uprights with no issue or tangles. You can set the net high or low, depending on the game or what age, height is playing.
The paddles are short and about twice the surface size of a ping pong paddle. Made of solid 1/4" plywood with plastic handles attached for grips. They are plenty strong, but we would have preffered a set of short tennis style rackets instead with webbing. The included paddles can be a bit much for the littler kids to hit the tennis balls with. The wrist gets strained. But they will suffice to get playing, you can buy better rackets later.
The only cheap part of the entire kit is the tennis balls. They are pretty much garbage. They don't hold their shape and don't bounce well at all. We replaced those right away.
If you want, you can even install this in a basement or garage with the plastic balls included or the tennis balls. Set the net low and let the kids have at it.
We didn't find any quality issues at all with the bases, poles or nets. Lifetime makes nice stuff. This will be used for years by everyone. From 7-65 in age.
November 28, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Wester Impressed with the quality
This is a nice heavy-duty set. I've been burned on many poor quality outdoor game sets (looking at you sportcraft) but this was a real surprise and impressed. Everything has a nice sturdy build quality, right down to the stand's bases and net. The variety of games is nice and can even be expanded with a little imagination.
Set up is easy and and of a commonsense design.
Weight of everything combined seems pretty hefty, don't expect to backpack this anywhere for sure; That being said, this is ideal for car camping, an all day beach trip, or setting up in the driveway at home. Still, you wont want to lug this around by yourself.
This is no one season set, if you are looking for a durable product that is easy to set up- you've found it.
December 12, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by OCEANSIDE Great family fun
The product comes complete with everything you need to set up and start playing (except for the water or sand for the support poles). I used water and it held the poles in place.
The net is adjustable for different heights so the younger members of the family can use it as well.
One thing to note is that even though the box shows tennis rackets being used, those are not included (it does say that on the box). Only the paddles are included with 3 different balls for playing.
December 6, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by willwgp Think Family; Think Fun!
This set is perfect for the family. We had the children jumping in, I tried carrying my toddler while he held the paddle, it was all in good fun! The paddles are tendered more for the children, not so much for teenagers or adults, but who are we? We're college-aged, and we have fun no matter who the paddles are for!
We love that the bases can be filled with water or sand, they're already heavy on their own, but the sand really anchored it down. Here's a tip: use water if you want to water the flowers and empty it for a quick get away!
We also appreciate that the set comes with all the parts and pieces, and all the equipment needed to quickly pick up and play! Granted, the set is not for people that are focused on the professional standards of game play; instead, focus on the recreational purpose of this product, think only of your family and the fun you'll be having in minutes time!
Overall, we enjoy this! It's easy to set up and put away, and I'm already recommending this to neighbors that drive by and ask about it!
December 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by bikiniwithmartini Very High Quality Sports & Games Set
The Lifetime Driveway 3 Sport Set is absolutely the best! We set up ours in the backyard with the net kept low for kids to play badminton and they loved it. The game set includes all the pieces to set up and play multiple sports games. The equipment is high quality with large sized paddles and birdies, perfect for outdoor playtime. We love it!
December 12, 2012