One of the most important things you will need to consider is what size backboard you will need for your new basketball court. Backboard sizes vary in width from 48” wide all the way up to 72”, but for the sake of regular game play we recommend choosing backboard no smaller than 54” wide. Anything narrower than this measurement won’t allow the player to perform bank shots at all!
Regulation basketball backboards have a width of 72” | 183 cm and a height of 42” | 110 cm with an inner rectangle that is 24” | 61 cm wide and 18” | 45.7 cm tall. For casual non-regulation courts, smaller Fan-Shaped Backboards are often used. Basketball rims are hung 10’ | 3.05 m above the court floor. Fan-Shaped Backboard
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Basketball Backboard Dimensions The backboard itself is measure 6 feet by 3 and a half feet or otherwise know in inches as 72 inches by 42 inches. The top of the basketball backboard is thirteen feet. While the very bottom of the backboard is 9 feet 6 inches, six inches lower than the ten-foot rim.
Small-sized basketball backboards are 44 to 48 inches wide. Medium-sized basketball backboards are 50 to 54 inches wide. Large-sized basketball backboards are 60 to 72 inches wide. Now, we will look into the exact dimensions for each of these backboards and how to choose the right size for your home.
So what size is best? Backboards range from 44″ to 72″. Let’s first began with the NBA regulation size. They are 72 inches wide, 42 inches high, half an inch thick and of course are made of glass. If you are looking for a home basketball gym or for a church or school then this will be the size you will want to go with. Most of you, however, are looking for drive way or backyard portable basketball goals. There is no need to have a 72 inch backboard.
Per NBA regulations, the dimensions of a basketball backboard are 6 feet wide by 3 ½ feet high. The backboard is marked with a 2-inch white rectangle that is centered behind the ring; the rectangle's outer dimensions are 24 inches wide by 18 inches high.