If you want to become a professional basketball player, you need to practice a lot. To increase you chances, it is a good idea to build a basketball court in your backyard. This will give you the freedom to practice whenever you want.

To build your own basketball court you can either start from scratch or simply purchase a DIY basketball court kit.

Starting from Scratch – This basically involves three steps. Firstly, you must ensure on has a smooth even surface to prevent accidents. Secondly, you'll need to build your own basketball ring. Thirdly, you'll need to paint the court lines.

Costs – It goes without saying that the cost of starting from scratch comes out to be lower, than that involved in the DIY option. Most DIY basketball court kits include flooring, which would just be an unnecessary expense. Besides, you can save money by choosing your own materials for your basketball stand and ring, and even painting materials.

Production Time – No prizes for guessing that building your basketball court from scratch will take longer than it would with a DIY kit. With a DIY kit, you only have to put everything together.

Firstly, you'll have to take appropriate measurements. Secondly, you'll have to go shopping for the necessary materials and tools before you can finally get on to the building part.

Material Sources - You may have a difficult time procuring the required materials for your project especially if you're looking for things that are only sold wholesale in the market.

Using a DIY Basketball Court Kit - Make sure that you're purchasing the correct DIY basketball court kit. Most DIY basketball court kits differ according to court dimensions and you will have to check to see if your kit is in-sync with NBA or collegiate standards. Also ask if the kit is for half or full court models, when purchasing.

Skills - Moderate building skills are required for assembly of the basketball court assembled. Be very careful when reading instructions carefully. Skipping a step can compromise the future safety of the court. Remember errors can be fatal.

Cost - Expect to spend a small amount of money on a DIY basketball kit, although this is certainly money well spent, because DIY kits include absolutely everything you need to assemble a professional-standard basketball court.

Here is how to go about installing the pole. First step is to dig the correct- sized hole for the foundation of your basketball pole. At least one foot and three inches of your basketball pole must be set underneath to ensure its stability. Next, you'll need to cover the hole with concrete and ensure it's completely filled. Afterwards, fill the pole with concrete as well. It is essential to check and re-check the pole's positioning.

Important Measurements for Basketball Court Building: The NBA and NCAA both use the same court dimensions: ninety-four feet in length and fifty feet in width. High school basketball courts use the same width but a shorter length at eighty-four feet. Junior high basketball courts are seventy-four feet in length and forty-two feet in width.

Regardless of the size of your court, you will be able to hone up your basketball skills. Aim for the professional league but do not forget to have fun while playing!