Love basketball? Want to shoot some hoops at your own house, whenever you feel like it? The solution is to build your own court, or half court, so that anytime a friend pops in, you can have a quick game without the hassle of going to a gym or neighborhood court. And you’ll avoid the crowds, too.
Many folks would like one, but few know how to build a basketball court. The first step is to choose an appropriate area. A concrete area such as a driveway is best. They are usually smooth, firm, and ready to play on. However, uneven surfaces may need to be leveled. Such surfaces may need concrete patches or laying of an artificial basketball surface. Both are rather expensive options.
The second step is to properly select the equipment. Should you use a portable system or an in-ground system? Both have pros and cons. The portable systems are better for casual players. They are easier to install and can be wheeled away when the court is not needed any longer. The portable systems generally include a base with wheels, pole, backboard, and rim.
However, portable courts do not offer the stability that in-ground systems provide. These systems require the pole...