Build your own backyard basketball court. GreenSet offers a wide range of sports court kits. We also offer customised basketball courts to fit the size of your garden. GreenSet sports tiles can be laid on any hard surface, including our basketball court gravel base.

Backyard Basketball Courts Size

Let’s talk about dimensions first, there are a few benchmarks to consider: firstly, keep in mind that the free throw lane is 12 feet wide and the distance to the backboard is 15 feet, so to have the free throw lane on a back court you will need about 12 feet x 18 feet, keeping in mind that the backboard should not be on the edge of the court (I don’t want the kids to see a peg fall on the court).

If you want three-point lines on the field (obviously), you need to be at least 27 feet deep with the field away from the rim post. This will give you good space at the top of the three-point line to set up the shot. Remember that a three-point line is 19’9″ (3 high school points) from the centre of the hoop, not the backboard, not the post, and the centre of the hoop is 15″ from the backboard. If you want the full range of the three-point line, you need to have a minimum width of 45 feet and ideally 50 feet. The ideal basketball court we build is 30’x50′, since 50′ is the regulation width for basketball and 30′ provides more than 5′ of space at the top of the key.

If you don’t have enough space for the 3-point line, keep in mind the parameters for reducing the court size; for smaller courts, we build many basketball courts between 27’x27′ and 27’x35′. These courts offer the critical areas of the three-point line, are great fun, and can host incredible 3-on-3 games.

Backyard Basketball Courts concrete

Backyard Basketball Courts concrete

We highly recommend a concrete base for any new base to be built for a GreenSet sports field. Concrete offers by far the best longevity, performance and long-term value and will require virtually no maintenance or repair for many years. Paving stones, asphalt or terraces may also be suitable.

GreenSet’s Basketball Courts

Whether it is a homeowner looking for ideas for a backyard basketball court or a landscape professional looking for unique ideas for outdoor installations, GreenSet uses an innovative, centralised design and construction process that improves quality, reduces costs and speeds up installation.

  • Low Maintenance
  • Backed by Warranty
  • Superior Grip
  • Up to 50% Cooler
  • Unmatched Durability
  • Wide Selection of Tile Colors
  • Completely Customizable
  • Suspended Surface

GreenSet’s mission is to help customers realize their flooring vision. Our outdoor basketball courts are made with high-impact perforated polypropylene tiles, proudly made in the USA. Each of these one-square-foot tiles has a unique interlocking system, making backyard basketball court flooring a simple do-it-yourself installation project.

Sources :

  1. Multi Sports Surfaces
  2. 3on3 basketball: Everything you need to know about the fast-paced sport
  3. Above the Clouds: Rooftop Courts in Hong Kong
  4. City breaks ground on new basketball pavilion at Wes Montgomery Park