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Wanting to have a fun game in your backyard basketball court sounds like an exciting activity that you can enjoy. However, before you actually do this recreation, you first need to face the problem of how you can have your own backyard court. It might not be as wide as what we see in the NBA stadiums but a half-court basketball dimension for a backyard would just be as perfect.

Installing and deciding to DIY a backyard basketball court will be challenging. There are a lot of things that you need to consider since this is a potential place where a person can get hurt. Knowing the right ground surface, the correct dimensions and even the simple way on how you can prevent your ball from going over your neighbor’s fence are just some of the aspects that you need to look into. With the proper knowledge and correct application of it, your outdoor basketball court will give you and your family an excellent space during the weekends.

PROFESSIONAL

Dunkstar

Playing the sport in this professional backyard basketball court will surely be a delight.

IDEAL LOOK

Sam’s Club

Just imagine how your kids will scream in joy once you build this court in your backyard.

JUST THE HOOP

Hometalk

If constructing everything from scratch is a hassle, just choose a great hoop and start playing.

LAWN FLOORING

Terra Ferma Landscapes

Injuries can also be prevented when your backyard court has a law flooring instead of concrete.

WIDE GROUND

Sport Master Sport Surface

The wide space of this basketball court provides a great playground for everyone who wants to join.

STONE FENCED

Matthew Cunningham

You can try to install a fence around the area to prevent the ball from going far from the court.

TEAM HONOR

Pro Dunk Hoops

Support your team! Design the flooring surface with your team’s logo to voice your support. 

SMALL GAME

Sport Court Dallas

If you just want to enjoy the game this small backyard basketball court idea is perfect for you.

KIDS PLAY

Fine Furnished

A small area can be transformed into a venue for your kids’ small basketball games.

TEENAGER

Surrey Hills Garden Supplies

Show your enthusiasm for the game and start getting your teenagers interested too.

Best Basketball Court Flooring Materials

Watching a lot of basketball matches will probably give you an insight as to the kind of flooring materials that will go well with your planned ball court in the backyard. Knowing the fact that your court will be installed outdoors will greatly affect the choices that you have. Most indoor courts use hardwood because of its surface properties, that impressive dunks are actually because of the traction provided by the wood. As it is the perfect ground surface material for indoor use, yet shouldn’t something be said about the outside court? 

To capture the more functional flooring that you can actually use for indoor courts we made a list of materials that most people can use. Look into these choices and learn the actual pros and cons of most materials for your outdoor and backyard basketball court’s flooring.

Hardwood 

The most ideal material to be used for basketball court flooring is hardwood. Most indoor courts use this material and especially for the school gym and professional courts. Maplewood is generally the most used type of wood because of its adaptability and strength. When given a good finish once installed, this becomes a flooring that offers great execution of the sport during practice. Aside from that, it also helps prevent the players from getting injured while playing because of its slip resistance.

Concrete 

The regular flooring option for open courts is concrete materials. Open-air basketball court needs to have a flooring that will be more than what hardwood can offer because of the elements. Installing concrete flooring needs less labor and requires less preparation. Although it doesn’t offer the same floor quality as the hardwood, concrete surface flooring is more resistant to the elements outside. This material can withstand a lot because of its durability besides that, adding the markers and lines on concrete will be quite easy by doing simple paintwork.

SEMI-PRO

Paradise Restored

You will only get better with practice. Build your own outdoor court to practice your skills.

BACKYARD BALL

Total Sport Solutions

Your kids will definitely be grateful to you when you build this outdoor basketball space for them.

PLAYGROUND

Sport Court Massachusetts

Turn that playground into another use, build a court that doesn’t get in the way.

FRONT YARD

Landscape Renovations

It doesn’t always have to be in the backyard, you can build the court in the front area too.

Asphalt

An alternative for the concrete will be asphalt. If you want for the construction of your basketball court in the backyard to be more simpler, having asphalt as its flooring will be more complicated. You might need professional help for this project when you really want to push for asphalt flooring. Just like concrete, your basketball court markings and lines can also be easily painted over on asphalt surfaces. 

Sports Tiles 

A newer flooring option that is available in the market right now is sports tiles. This flooring can be installed in almost all flat areas that aren’t conducive to basketball games. Most temporary courts nowadays are made with sports tiles as its flooring. The great thing about these tiles is that you can actually remove it anytime. Sports tiles are often used for both indoor and outdoor courts because they are actually in protecting athletes from getting injured.

INNER COURT

Versa Court

Adding the inner court sports amenity to your house will introduce your family to the ball game.

GRAY SURFACE

Backyard Smiley

Decorative flooring surfaces will make your basketball court in the backyard more unique.

FOR KIDS

SnapSports®

When you are introducing your kids to the ball game, it better to build them a small court.

CONCRETE

SF Gate

A concrete floor surface for a simple backyard ball court will be very cost-effective but functional.

Choosing the Perfect Outdoor Basketball Court Surface

Once you decide on the backyard basketball court size construction you will be doing, the next step you need to examine is its surface. Do not get worked up with the cost, this project will not just be about the expenditures but also about the safety and assurance that the court will be safe for players from getting injured. When constructing an open-air ball court, you might need to choose a spot spacious enough for you to do exercises involved with the sport. Aside from that you also need to remember that this space will also be used if you want to have your personal time with your children or even your friends. Backyard basketball court dimensions need not be too wide but enough to entertain everyone who wants to use it. After getting your dimensions measured, the next step is to determine the surface material you will be using.

Since your flooring material is one of the essential things that need to be taken into consideration for your outdoor court, you need to be more detailed before you push through the construction. Knowing the types of materials available, we will now assess them with some properties that they should possess in order to make the perfect flooring for your outdoor court. Listed below are some of the things that you need to look into. 

Durability

This is an essential requirement that you need to check. Since you will be installing the court in your backyard or outdoors, you need to be sure that all the materials that you will be using can withstand harsh elements such as strong winds and rainwater. Climate conditions play an integral part in determining how long the materials can be used once they are installed. For you to maximize the money that you will be spending on constructing an outdoor court, it should at least be available for at least 5 to 10 years. 

Footing and Traction

Keep in mind that your backyard basketball court ideas should not be the same as with the one indoors, except for the measurements I guess. Much as we want to retain the slip-resistant hardwood we can utilize indoors this won’t be possible for outdoor courts. However, we can try looking for materials that will create some footing while playing the sport. In order for us to be safe while playing basketball outside, sports tiles can be installed in your court. This material can provide you with better traction. Aside from lessening the occurrence of injuries or any physical harm, it will also help likewise the players’ joints while playing in the court. 

SPORTS PLUS

Sport Court Southern California

Amp up your outdoor court and make it multifunctional, examine the photo above.

BRANDED FLOOR

Sport Court Midwest

When a simple color won’t do, you can always paint your floor with sports brands.

SURFACE TILES

Magnificent Home

As long as it is safe, you can also try to use slip-resistant surface tiles for the outdoor court flooring.

SAFER GROUND

Elements Landscape

Double the safety precautions within the outdoor court, use great flooring materials available.

Surface Perforations

These small holes come in handy when the court surface comes in contact with rainwater or any liquid in general. When the surface is wet, it will be an open invitation for slip and fall accidents. The said perforations in your basketball surface will actually drain the liquid and will help prevent accidents from happening. No matter how small your court is, always keep in mind that safety is a priority. 

Installation process

Even if it is considered to be a small backyard basketball court idea, this project needs to function as an equivalent to a convenient basketball court. Installing this court in your backyard will prove to you that small ideas can become a bit of a headache too. If you can’t handle professional installation, there are snap-together basketball hoops that can be installed easily. However, if you still want to go full scale with the backyard basketball court, asking for professional help will be more beneficial than doing it on your own.

PLAYGROUND

Modutile

This black and gray basketball court completes the look of this ultimate backyard playground.

ROOFTOP

Power Court

This basketball court has transformed this rooftop. Making the most of the city tight quarters

MODERN

Total Sports Solutions

This backyard basketball court is tied together with a very modern wood fence.

RAISED COURT

Garden Wise

This half-court is built raised above the family’s patio and backyard.

Final Thoughts: 

Creating a fun place for your kids and family is a great starting point for an outdoor court. Just imagine the joy of your kids once you are able to finish this project. Aside from the fact that you are providing them a safe place to play outdoors, you are also giving them a chance to be more physically active. Especially nowadays where kids are glued to the screens of their gadgets, bringing back a certain level of physical activity will encourage them to spend more time away from video games and screen scrolling.

Doing the installation on your backyard basketball court by yourself is possible. As long as you can be patient studying the things that you need to look into, you can always try building it on your own. Seeking the assistance of professional builders might cost you more money, but the security of the finished facility will be ensured. The decision actually will lie upon what is important. Do you want to save dollars on the installation cost and secure the facility yourself or do you want to leave the decision at an expert’s hands and spend more? The choice of doing either is up to you. 

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