A Book of Unusual Sports Courts by Ward Roberts

Ward Roberts Courts

Ward Roberts multicolored court

Ward Roberts apartment court

You don’t have to be into sports to appreciate the various courts shot by Australian photographer Ward Roberts. Vibrant and vacant, he captures concrete tennis and basketball landscapes hidden within complexes and apartment buildings for his book, Courts. I don’t know where he finds them, but each one is comprised of exciting color combos and stripes of corresponding pastels atypical to the drab green, brown, and decaying grey we tend to see in our community parks. It makes you wonder what it would be like to play (or watch) games on something so poppy and beautiful, or to imagine teams choosing a more playful uniform palette. Would we have more fun if the court design was more fun?

February 6, 2013 / By