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Court diagrams for seven outdoor games: shuffleboard, horseshoes, tetherball, croquet, badminton, volleyball, and deck tennis.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1974 (v.52#6) pg. 132

How to make a poput "bird" and play a game similar to badminton, but using your hand for a racquet and a rope for the "net".
BOYS' LIFE Jul 1984 (v.74#7) pg. 53

Simple-to-make net standards for a backyard volleyball or badminton court. Includes court dimensions. Built from 2"x2" wood. Held upright with nylon rope and tent pegs.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1983 (v.6#11) pg. 30

Backyard game arena includes space for horseshoes, croquet, badminton, volleyball, handball, basketball, shuffleboard, tennis, and a putting green.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #118 Jun 1970 (v.20#5) pg. 44

Backyard badminton court.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #432 May 1964 (v.60) pg. 114

Play at home. Layouts for 15 classic backyard games plus instructions on how to dry-line and paint grass, and install a concrete play slab.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #674 Jun 1984 (v.80) pg. 29
Correction MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #676 Aug 1984 (v.80) pg. 6 (Horseshoe scoring).
Correction HOME MECHANIX #681 Jan 1985 (v.81) pg. 13 (Shuffleboard).

Dimensions for backyard game courts.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1971 (v.136#2) pg. 136

Galvanized pipe and some cement make removable net poles for backyard use. Makes the grass easier to mow and eliminates guy ropes.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1966 (v.188#6) pg. 12

Make a moveable badminton or volleyball net for your backyard. Pour an old rubber tire full of concrete and you will be able to easily roll this heavy base to wherever needed.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1978 (v.213#1) pg. 114

Home court advantage. Ideas for both turf and artificial surfaces for badminton, volleyball, lawn bowling and croquet courts. Includes court dimensions and layout diagrams.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1991 (v.6#6) pg. 68