If you’ve been thinking about building a basketball court in your backyard, you’re not alone. Backyard basketball courts are on the rise and for great reason. They’re the perfect way to keep active, have fun with friends and family and encourage a healthy lifestyle for your kids.

If you’re starting out designing a home basketball court or still considering building one, it can be overwhelming. Here are our top tips to consider for your basketball court design.

Pick the Perfect Spot

Before you even think about anything else, it’s important to understand what kind of space will work best for your basketball court design. You’ll want to make sure the area is level and flat so that no matter how high you jump, your shot will make it into the net. Make sure this area is also not too close to street traffic; cars could be distracting as well as dangerous.

Ensure that if you have neighbours nearby, they won’t mind hearing your jump shots every day!

Pick a Court Size

The next thing to think about when designing your own home basketball court is how much space you have to work with. If you have a large backyard or live on a property, then designing a full-size basketball court is an option. However, if you’re working with limited space, it’s best to go with a half-court setup instead.

Full Court: A full-court basketball hoop doesn’t have to be the same size as Lebron James’. A full court requires more space but it allows for multiple games to be played at once without interference from one another while giving you the option for full games as well.

Half Court: This court is ideal if one person will be playing most often—especially when they’re mastering their skills and need time on their own while others play elsewhere in the yard. A half-court still has ample space for a one-on-one game while not taking up too much space in your backyard.

Choose a Court Colour

You want your dream court to look good but you also want it to be easy to maintain. When choosing a colour scheme, think about the kind of upkeep that will be required. If you go for an intense colour scheme like orange or red, then you’ll need to clean the floor frequently in order to keep the colours bright and vibrant (and thus attractive).

Living here in sunny Brisbane, you will need to consider our strong UV rays and the potential fading of any strong colours over time.

If possible, choose a colour scheme that matches your home’s style so that they complement each other seamlessly. This will help create continuity between the two areas and make both of them look more uniform overall.

Choose Any Accessories

There are many accessories that can be added to your basketball court design to make it more functional and fun. This includes:

  • Rebounders – these training aids help those looking to build their catching, passing and shooting skills.
  • Fencing – this is a great consideration if you’re sick of chasing after runaway balls! Fencing is a durable and long-lasting solution.
  • Lighting – lighting allows players to maximize their playing time. If there’s time after dinner or after homework is finished to shoot a few more hoops then lighting is a must.
  • Benches – benches allow people sitting out of games a place to rest or for observers to sit in the front row for all of the action!

Have Professional Installers Join Your Team

As you have quickly learned, there is a lot more to a basketball court design than meets the eye. Think councils, permits, earthworks and more.

Without the guidance of a seasoned professional, your court costs could add up very quickly. Do it right the first time and hire trusted professionals to build your dream backyard basketball court.

Now that you know more about backyard basketball court design, it’s time to get in touch with a professional. We at Impressive Courts in Brisbane are passionate about what we do and would love to build you the court of your dreams. Get in touch with us today.