Basketball Court Building Guide – Part 2

In Part 1 of our Basketball Court Building Guide we looked at the early planning stages of installing a basketball court and the various playing surfaces. In this article, we’ll examine the different size options for your basketball court. The size you choose to make your court will depend on the amount of available space and desired playing experience.

Half Court

Not quite sure if you need a full-court? Half-courts require less space, digging, surfacing, and one less
basketball goal. They’re a nice addition without losing the space taken up by a full-court.

Half Size Basketball Court

Half Basketball Court

 

Half Court (Narrow)

A modified half-court still has all the core dimensions of the ‘key’ and ‘paint’ areas, but with shorter
sizing to the half-court line and sidelines. Modified half-courts are great for fitting in smaller spaces.

Narrow Half Basketball Court

Half Basketball Court - Narrow

Full-Court

If you’re ready for the real thing, go for a full-court! Gain authentic play from baseline to baseline. A
great addition if the neighborhood children tend to gather at your home. A full-court provides real play
but also two separate hoops for big and little children to play separately if needed.

Full Size Basketball Court
Home Basketball Courts

Full-Court (Narrow & Short)

Full-courts are great, but you can also cut corners on the size without affecting the play of the game.
It’s typical to shorten the very middle of the court (even taking out the jump circle) as well as the sides
of the court.

Full Size Basketball Court - Narrow
Full Size Basketball Courts - Narrow

Standard Basketball Court Dimensions

High School Court Dimensions

  • Free throw line: 19 ft
  • Paint width: 12 ft
  • First block: 7 ft
  • Free throw to key radius: 6 ft
  • Baseline to hoop center: 63 in
  • Baseline to backboard: 4 ft
  • Block separation: 3 ft
High School Basketball Court Dimensions
  • Baseline length: 50 ft
  • Haft-court length: 44 ft
  • Coaches box: 28 ft
  • 3-point line: 19 ft, 9 in
  • Center circle radius: 6 ft
Dimensions of a High School Basketball Court

NCAA Court Dimensions

  • Free throw line: 19 ft
  • Paint width: 12 ft
  • First block: 7 ft
  • Free throw to key radius: 6 ft
  • Baseline to hoop center: 63 in
  • Restricted arc to hoop center: 4 ft
  • Baseline to backboard: 4 ft
  • Block separation: 3 ft
NCAA Basketball Court Dimensions
  • Baseline length: 50 ft
  • Haft-court length: 47 ft
  • Coaches box: 28 ft
  • 3-point line: 20 ft, 9 in
  • Center circle radius: 6 ft
College Basketball Court Dimensions

NBA Court Dimensions

  • Free throw line: 19 ft
  • Outer paint width: 16 ft
  • Inner paint width: 12 ft
  • First block: 7 ft
  • Free throw to key radius: 6 ft
  • Baseline to hoop center: 63 in
  • Restricted arc to hoop center: 4 ft
  • Baseline to backboard: 4 ft
  • Block separation: 3 ft
NBA Court Dimensions
  • Baseline length: 50 ft
  • Haft-court length: 47 ft
  • Coaches box: 28 ft
  • 3-point line: 20 ft, 9 in
  • Center circle radius: 6 ft
  • Inner circle radius: 2 ft
NBA Basketball Court Dimensions

Multi-Sport Courts

As we mentioned in the intro, multi-sport courts combine two or more sports into one playing area.
There are many configurations that can combine basketball, tennis, volleyball, pickleball, hockey, and
even shuffleboard.

Multi-Sport Courts

Court Inspiration

Take a look at some of the coolest backyard basketball courts around the web. Use these example photos as inspiration for the right design, size, and color combination of your new court.

Goal Installation

Installing your goal can be much easier than it sounds. With a couple friends and some pizza, you can get your new goal installed easily. Installation steps will vary depending on your goal, so always follow the instruction manual for your specific goal. Here are some quick reference links for installation help with Goalrilla and Goalsetter.

Questions about creating the perfect home basketball court? Give us a call at 1 (800) 689-0281. We’d love to help make your dream court a reality! And be sure to check out our awesome selection of Goalrilla and Goalsetter hoops and accessories.

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