You will admit it:
Everyone wants a piece of basketball at their home.
Those who cannot afford to have a luxury of their own court, just hang a hoop and enjoy with their kids.
However, money should not be a problem and should block your way to getting a basketball court of your own.
There are many different things that you can do at home.
If you have enough space like a lawn or a backyard that you do not use much, you can always turn that into a basketball court.
In this post I am going to show you how to make a cheap basketball court – at home or literally anywhere.
So, if you want a basketball court at your place, you’re tight on budget, do give this a read.
- Planning First
So, before we get everything ready and get about it, we need to do some planning.
The most important thing about a basketball court is space. Not many buildings have enough space for a basketball court – let alone homes.
The length of a basketball court is 94 feet.
You need to do simple mathematics first. Measure the available space and see if you can make an actual and full-sized basketball court.
In case you see that this is not possible, you need to decide whether you will use the entirety of available space or make a small court.
Minimum size of a basketball court can be roughly 20 feet. This is not official size; this is the size that you need at least in order to have fun with family and friends.
When it comes to basketball, size of the court does not really matter because all the action is happening near the hoop. You can hang a hoop on a wall and have fun dunking hoop whenever you want.
So, space does not matter too much – 20 feet is enough.
The second big thing about planning is price management. If you have a lawn, it means it is raw ground – it is not even properly balanced.
You would need to do a lot – you would need material and a hand to cover the floor. Flooring takes money. How much? Well, this depends on your budget.
Then you would need to paint the ground and for that you need paint.
- Doing It
Once you’re done with planning and you have a rough idea of the costs, not it is the time to do it.
First step is to buy the basket. There are two baskets in a court, but if your budget does not allow you to have two baskets, you can improvise and use one basket for both teams or persons.
A basket costs roughly $100.
Now there are a few interesting things about hoop. You can either nail it on the wall (best solution for low budget people – especially those who want to do that at home) or you can have a portable hoop with its own pole.
In that case you need to fill the base with sand or tie some weight with it, otherwise it will be very difficult for it to stay still.