Building Court Tips
Installing a game court in your backyard can be the best investment you can make for you and your family.
The list goes on; the changes we have seen in family life with the installation of a game court are remarkable!
However, there are important considerations to be taken before you decide.
On a typical mid-sized multi-purpose game court as many as 15 games can be played. Shifting from one to another is typically very easy and fast. To a large extent, what you play will determine the size of court needed.
If basketball is your family’s primary sport, a 3 point line may be important. At 19 ½ feet from the rim a full 3 point line requires a court at least 25×45 feet to allow a player to shoot from behind the line.
If volleyball or any other “net” sports are important, except full tennis, 30×60 feet allows for full court volleyball. The basketball hoop is often placed in the middle of the 60 foot side and used as the volleyball net post as you can see in this photo:
This configuration allows for half court basketball with full court volleyball and other net sports on the same court.
The court size is all up to you and should be very customizable allowing you to create the best backyard environment possible with a few other considerations:
Other than that you should be able to design and build a fantastic backyard recreation center that your family will enjoy for years. Assuming you can get the appropriate permits from your town.
Now that you’ve chosen a court builder here are some things they should discuss with you. If they don’t, it should set off some internal alarms bells.
6. Sub Base
8. Athletic Surface
Quality manufacturer’s offer quality warranties, the last of our Top Tips
We hope this guide was helpful and a worthwhile use of your time. We look forward to seeing you out playing with your family soon.