Lucky enough to be considering constructing a full-sized backyard basketball court on your property? There are loads of options for you as far as basketball hoops, basketball backboards, surfaces, and basketball poles.
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If you're looking for basketball hoops, basketball backboards, and basketball poles, the options are nearly endless. We recommend that if your full sized basketball court is not guarded, you opt for a very rugged aluminum basketball backboard set. Sadly, you may have to put up with some vandals or irresponsible players. If your property is protected, though, you should go with regulation acrylic backboards and basketball poles that hang the hoop a full 6 feet over the court. Enjoy.
Dimensions are key
For a professional or college level basketball court, you'll need to know quite a few measurements. Here are some starters.
Length of college court: 84 feet
Length of professional court: 94 feet
Width of lane: 12 feet
Length of lane: 19 feet
Radius of free throw arc: 6 feet
College 3-point line: 19 feet, 9 inches from center of basketball hoop
Basketball backboard: 42 inches tall, 72 inches wide
Center circle radius: 3 feet
Radius of circle around center circle: 6 feet
Free throw line to front of basketball rim: 13 feet
Free throw line to basketball backboard: 15 feet