Fun in the Sun #10: Sportcraft Outdoor Summer Games Review & Giveaway (Winner’s Choice!)

Here in the Midwest winter can last up to 6 months or longer. After being cooped up that long, you can imagine how excited we are to finally get outdoors this time of year! We enjoy spending time together as a family and soaking up the warmth as much as we can for the few months of nice weather that we get. I’m always looking for fun things we can do together outdoors, and was happy when introduced to Sportcraft.

In the early 1920’s, Walter and Sophia Holdstein would often travel back to London aboard the queen Mary to visit Sophia’s family in England. It was on one of those trips that Walter, a successful baloon/novelty salesman, noticed families enjoying traditional English games, such as croquet and badminton. He immediately recognized an opportunity and soon began importing these family backyard games to the US.

Founded in 1926, the General Sportcraft Company was an immediate hit and has remained a leader in the home recreation industry. They continue to grow and introduce new outdoor games to America such as Bocce and Horseshoes, as well as many indoor family activities such as Billiards, Foosball, and more. With a mission focused on introducing games that bring people together and allow families to have fun, it’s no wonder more than 13 million customers a year choose Sportcraft products!

As I browsed the Sportcraft website for the first time, I was immediately impressed with their great selection of family-friendly games. With summer weather finally here, I especially was drawn to the activities we could do outdoors…bean bag horseshoes, foldable ladderball, etc. and couldn’t have been happier to learn we were going to have the opportunity to review one of their great summer games!

Sportcraft sent us their Anywhere Table Tennis to review.


  • Two table tennis paddles
  • Three table tennis balls
  • One retractable net with sturdy posts
  • Securely anchors to tables of all sizes
  • Available at
  • Compact design
  • Recommended for ages 6+

When the table tennis set arrived, I was excited to check it out.

As I pulled everything out of the box, I was happy to see that everything was assembled and the box included everything we would need to play table tennis. There were two table tennis paddles, three balls, and one retractable net.

Also included was a very easy to use diagram of how the retractable net works. I couldn’t believe in just a couple of steps we had the game hooked up to our table (indoors the first time) and we were ready to play! Simply push down on the blue button and clamp one end to the table, pull the table tennis net across the surface and clamp down to the other end. It’s really as easy as that! In less than a minute it was all set up.

What I love about the retractable net is that it’s so versatile. It can be attached to any surface area or table top measuring 75 wide and 1.75 inches thick. It’s perfect for anything from a kitchen table or card table, to a table outdoors. It’s a fun indoor and outdoor game which will be great for both rainy and warm days this summer! YAY!

Best of all…it does not take up a lot of space! Its compact design allows us to store it easy and take it anywhere we go. It comes with a great mesh carrying bag that everything slips right into. I love that it’s something my husband and I can do together, as well as a fun activity to pull out when we have friends and family over. And, although the kids are still under the recommended 6 years old age…they really enjoy trying to play too!

One thing I noticed right away was that the quality is incredible. The net is sturdy and something I can see lasting us a very long time. The same goes for the paddles. The moment my husband picked one up, he said “These are very high quality paddles. Not cheap ones like you see sometimes.”

Overall we’ve been very happy with the Anywhere Table Tennis set from Sportcraft! It’s well made, easy to use and fun for the whole family. We’ve enjoyed it a lot already and summer is just getting started. I’m looking forward to many more fun family table tennis games over the coming months.

As I mentioned, this is just one of so many great products Sportcraft offers. With everything from bounce houses and volleyball to dartboards you’re sure to find something you and your family will absolutely love!

Buy It: You can purchase the Sportcraft Anywhere Table Tennis 2 Player Set for $24.99 at

Coupon Code: Also, Sportcraft is currently offering 25% off the purchase of the 3-in-1 Tailgate Game and all purchases at when the coupon code SUMMERGAMES is used at checkout.

Win It: One very lucky reader is going to win their choice of one of the following items (pictured below): Foldable Ladderball, Soft Tip Sky Darts, Bean Bag Horseshoes, OR Anywhere Table Tennis.

Mandatory Entry – Visit Sportcraft and let me know a game you’d love to have!

Extra Entries: (Only valid after the mandatory entry has been completed. Leave 1 comment for each extra entry)

1. 1 extra entry- Enter the Sportcraft Giveaway at Thanks, Mail Carrier

2. 1 extra entry – Like Sportcraft on Facebook

3. 1 extra entry - Follow Sportcraft on Twitter

4. 3 extra entries- Grab our Fun in the Sun Button and leave a comment with the URL where it can be found.

3 extra entries- Blog about this giveaway (linking to this post and Sportcraft) and leave THREE comments with the URL to that post.

6. 1 extra entry- Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway (You can tweet once a day for one extra entry every day)! You can copy and paste:

Fun in the Sun 10: #WIN a fun family, outdoor game from Sportcraft (Winner’s Choice!) Ends 7/1

7. 3 extra entries- Post my blog button or blog URL to your blog and leave a comment with the URL to your blog. (If it already is, leave me a comment letting me know)

8. 2 extra entries- subscribe to A Mom’s Balancing Act via e-mail (found along the side column) and leave TWO comments letting me know.

9. 2 extra entries- ‘Like’ A Mom’s Balancing Act on Facebook

10. 2 extra entries- Follow my blog publicly on Google Friend Connect

11. Enter any of my other Fun in the Sun giveaways running now. Leave me a comment on which one(s)….ONE entry for EACH giveaway you enter!!

Leave one comment for each entry you complete. Be sure to leave your email address with your comments or make sure it’s visible in your profile so that I have a way to contact you if you win!

This giveaway will end July 1st and is open to the US and Canada!

**The products for this review and giveaway were provided for free by Sportcraft. All opinions found here are my own and were not influenced in any way. The opinions of others may differ from my own.**

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