One of the most expensive sports courts on the market is the portable indoor basketball court. They’re often custom-made based on the owner’s needs and wants and can be built to suit any space. Despite their popularity and throngs of devoted players, this costly toy is pretty exclusive. I’m here to remind you that you can have your own private court with a few cheap materials, some friends to help, and some know-how from folks who have built a court or two in their lifetime.
Building an indoor basketball court in your home is more than just about making a fancy room for your basketball passion. It’s about having fun, avoiding the hassle of going to a public court. It’s about enjoying yourself or entertaining your guests with a full-size table that includes professional backboard and professional rim. You can install it right in front of your TV (you do have a flat screen in front of the fireplace don’t you?). Looking at it from every point of view, building an indoor basketball court is one of the best decisions you’ll make.
How to build a indoor basketball court
The answer to the question “How long does it take to build a indoor basketball court?” is dependent on several factors. The number of courts and the size of your project will determine how long the project takes. You should also consider how familiar you are with construction and planning before starting this type of project.
To help you get started, here is an overview of what you can expect from building an indoor basketball court:
Planning Phase: It usually takes one to three months for planning purposes. This includes choosing the right location, preparing the site and obtaining necessary permits from local authorities. You may also need to hire experts for soil tests and architectural plans for your court.
Construction Phase: Once all preparations have been made, construction can begin immediately or at a later date depending on your preference. It usually takes one month for concrete slab installation, two months for frame construction and two more months for finishing touches such as painting and decorating.
In this article, you will learn how to build a indoor basketball court.
What you need
A smooth floor surface (wood, concrete or asphalt)
A level floor surface that is at least 30 feet by 50 feet (9 meters by 15 meters) for a regulation size basketball court. If you want to play full-court games, then the area needs to be at least 40 feet by 80 feet (12 meters by 24 meters).
The height of the walls should be at least 10 feet (3 meters). If the wall is higher than 10 feet, then the ceiling must be at least 9 feet 6 inches high (3 meters).
A lot of people like playing basketball, but not everyone can play outside. If you live in a cold climate, or if you have small children who are not yet ready for full-court games, building an indoor basketball court is a great way to keep the family active.
Building your own indoor court is not as hard as it seems. You just need to build it right. The first thing you need is a good plan and a few basics tools.
To build an indoor basketball court, you will need:
Step 1: Measure Your Space
The first step in building any project is measuring your space. You want to be sure that you have enough room for everything that needs to fit into your space before you even start construction. This will make measuring easier and prevent major changes in construction plans down the road when things don’t fit like they should.
You also want to make sure that your measurement is correct so that everything fits together properly later on down the line when construction starts up again after any delays caused by bad measurements or unexpected problems in construction or other similar issues that may arise during the process of building something like an indoor basketball court for your home or business location.
You can build your own indoor basketball court in as little as a weekend. The key is to have a solid plan and the right tools and materials.
A typical indoor basketball court measures 94 feet by 50 feet (29 m by 15 m), but you can make yours smaller or larger if you need to.
The first step is to mark out the dimensions of your court on the floor with masking tape. The tape acts as a guide while you’re laying down the lines with chalk, so be sure to use it on all four sides of your court. If you’re building a regulation-size court, you’ll need 22 lines: one at each end line, three along each baseline and two sideline lines plus two center circle lines for each team’s area on half court.
Next comes breaking down the concrete work area into smaller sections where we will install our permanent flooring system.