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Lee & Cheryl Ruff

Let’s Get to Know Each Other

Our love of teaching, training and coaching, as well as a team approach to completing projects makes working with My Backyard Sports a dream come true. We are looking forward to sharing this dream with others. 

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Everyone has a story, here is Lee’s

Lee has worked in corporate America for over 30 years in sales management and strategic account sales. He has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Packaging Engineering from Michigan State University. Understanding customer needs and finding solutions allowed him to have a successful sales career. With My Backyard Sports he is able to take those transferable skills and will bring fun and happiness to the Austin Area.

Lee’s Favorites

Favorite Sports Quote –”Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you”.  Satchel Paige

Favorite Team – Michigan State Football

First Sports Experience – Detroit Tiger Game, the grass was so green.

Favorite Sports Experience -Daughter starting as a high school varsity player as a freshman.

Why I’m In This Business

Lee Ruff has always had a love of sports.  Both playing and watching on TV.  His dream has always been to have a career related to sports, and when my wife and I had our daughter Bella, youth sports dominated our lives.  Both my wife and I coached our daughter and for me it was countless hours of backyard training.  These were the best memories with my daughter and I will always cherish them.  My Backyard Sports gives me the opportunity to bring families closer together and allows young aspiring athletes to be their best.

A Passion For Building Relationships and Trust

Lee built his sales career on this passion and this has allowed him to exceed customer expectations throughout his career.

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Cheryl Ruff, MBS Austin

Everyone has a story, here is Cheryl’s.

Cheryl Ruff has had a successful 30 Year career in asset and property management in the commercial real estate industry. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Amberton University in Dallas, Texas. Her Leadership skills included the direct training, supervision and review of property management staff. Her organizational and interpersonal skills have allowed her the ability to manage multiple projects, leading team members to complete tasks in a timely manner and the opportunity to establish and maintain excellent relationships with industry vendors.

Cheryl’s Favorites

Favorite Sports Quote –”There’s no crying in Baseball.” Jimmy Dugan, A League of Their Own.

Favorite Team – Dallas Cowboys

First Sports Experience – Watching the 1979 Super Bowl XIII – Dallas Cowboys vs Pittsburgh Steelers.

Favorite Sports Experience – Watching her sister perform as a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader

Why I’m In This Business

Cheryl played recreational softball as a child and could not wait for the day that her daughter, Bella showed an interest in the sport. Participating as a coach and fan of her daughter’s softball team has been one of the greatest joys in her life. Her daughter is now 16 years old and plays both select and high school softball. In 2021 Bella’s high school softball team was ranked #1 in the nation and went 36-3. The passion and commitment that the players showed during each rigorous season is nothing short of amazing. The girls showed what team work is all about on and off the field.

A Passion For Achieving Her Goals

Cheryl went to school at night for 11 years while working a full time commercial real estate job and working part time as a restaurant hostess. Her commitment to completing her college degree is one of her greatest achievements. Her passion for Achieving her Goals continues today, as she and her husband fulfilled the dream of owning their own business.

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Fantastic product and great service. I had a wonderful experience and highly recommended
Aaron Cotton
Aaron Cotton
14:23 30 Nov 22
Amber Bertram
Amber Bertram
17:43 21 Nov 22
Lee, Cheryl and their team were awesome to work with! We needed a custom court completed in a short time frame and they were able to deliver on both. Would definitely recommend them and will be using them for future projects.
Josh Wallace
Josh Wallace
14:23 04 Oct 22
I've got to say this was the most professional company I've ever worked with! I loved the responsiveness of the team and Management! Definitely will be doing business with them in the near future. If you're on the fence of using them, DO IT! Thank you, Lee & Cheryl, for this awesome experience!
Mitchell Fales
Mitchell Fales
14:00 23 Sep 22
Cheryl and Lee were fabulous to work with. They explained all the steps in the process, helped and advised us on many of the selections. They responded promptly. They went out of their way to make us happy. At one point, they even provided us with the paint on the court without cost while we were waiting for Versa court to come.
Chuong Nguyen
Chuong Nguyen
01:19 30 Aug 22
We wanted a better basketball goal for our sons but the job was way beyond a DIY. Six inches of existing concrete and then a couple of feet of solid rock had to be excavated. Michelle, Lee, and Cheryl gave phenomenal customer service. They and their crew went above and beyond. We could not be happier and highly recommend My Backyard Sports Austin for any sport court needs.
Alex Garnes
Alex Garnes
18:19 22 Aug 22
We purchased a basketball goal and protective net from My Backyard Sports Austin and the entire process including installation was very quick and smooth.
Gary Denenberg
Gary Denenberg
18:54 16 Aug 22
We had My Backyard Sports Austin come and install a new basketball hoop at our Salado home. They were wonderful to work with, professional , and we are very happy with the end product. John and Dolly Barclay
Dolly Barclay
Dolly Barclay
18:24 16 Aug 22
You guys did a excellent job and on time with affordable price.Thank you!
Raj Kasireddy
Raj Kasireddy
22:02 28 Jul 22
David Rodriguez
David Rodriguez
20:01 19 Jul 22
Edgar Delgado
Edgar Delgado
17:48 17 Jun 22
Cheryl and Lee Ruff with My Backyard Sports were absolutely amazing to work with. They walked us through the process and held our hand the whole way through. The basketball court came out amazing and our kids are ecstatic . Not only have we had a great experience with their company we have made some new friends as well. Awesome people.
mark huff
mark huff
14:49 19 May 22
MyBackyard Sports were great through the entire process from quote to installation. Their team was knowledgeable, professional and very easy to work with. And they were able to deliver early! Goal looks great and the installation was top notch. I would recommend to anyone!
Shelly Gore Edwards
Shelly Gore Edwards
18:10 23 Apr 22
Cheryl and Lee are the best - great businesses are stemmed from great people, and that's definitely the case with My Backyard Sports and their great team. Their communication throughout the process was thorough and clear, and the final product is second to none. Our goal with this hoop is to bring people together in our neighborhood, and their ideals as business owners aligned right with what we wanted to accomplish. Thanks for yalls help!
Tom W
Tom W
02:42 16 Apr 22
Lee and Cheryl were absolutely the best!They made every effort to make sure our turf / batting cage project came out just the way we wanted and exceeded all expectations. We will be calling My Backyard Sports for our next project!
David Baker
David Baker
15:43 12 Apr 22
My wife and I installed a Pickleball court in our backyard this winter. We really enjoyed working with Lee and Cheryl on the project. The weather didn't always cooperate, so they had to make several trips in order to complete the job. The court is beautiful!!! Our entire family plays PB and we love the opportunity to play in our backyard. I would highly recommend the entire team to install your next project!! Have Fun!
Pete Morin
Pete Morin
16:11 07 Apr 22
Cheryl and Lee were great to work with. They are very responsive and got our sport court project done so quickly! The versa tiles look amazing and we could not be happier with the finished product. I highly recommend them for anyone needing to install a basketball court / hoop / goal.
Michelle Ducote
Michelle Ducote
19:57 29 Mar 22
Cheryl and Lee and the My Backyard Sports team were awesome to work with. They went above and beyond to install an awesome basketball court that exceeded my expectations.The concrete was completed in 2 days. The Hoop installed a couple days later and the tiles were custom tiles were delivered and installed quickly as well. From start to finish it took less than 4 weeks (with a couple of day snow freeze).Lee cut out a couple extra trees at minimal cost and spent tons of time making sure it got done right. Thanks for the extra effort.
Dan Abeling
Dan Abeling
14:35 08 Feb 22
Had a great experience with Cheryl who kept in contact and on schedule while installing my outdoor basketball goal. Unbelievably polite and professional and the quality of their product and work was top notch. I highly recommend them!!!
Jeremy Lamin
Jeremy Lamin
21:09 16 Dec 21
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