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Basketball Court Size: A Field of Enjoyment

In order to enjoy the game, every sport requires a court to play and basketball also does so. And there are various shapes required to the court according to demand. But having a court is not enough if it is not in perfect shape. When a player plays in a small court than his recommendation it will restrict his game and if the court size is bigger than the demand the player will get tried soon. So, determining the perfect shape of the court should come first before playing.

Basketball Court Layout

Layout means the structure of the court dimensions can be varied according to recommendations but the layout will remain always same to every court.

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  • Three-point line

it is the which makes the difference from a three-point area to a two-point area. All the shots beyond this line will be counted as three points.

  • Center circle

There is a circle in the center of the court which is permitted to enter only by the two players at the same time. When the referee passing the ball in the sir then both players jump and each tries to tap the ball into the hand of a player for their own team.

  • Perimeter

The perimeter is the area’s team which is outside the free throw lane and inside the three-point line. It has “perimeter shots “or “medium -range shots. If the player’s foot is on these three points lines then shot is considered a perimeter shot.

  • Low post area

It is the areas that are closest to the basket but outside of the free throw lane. It is the prime area to strategy in basketball.

  • Key

The key is mainly used to prevent players from staying beneath the basket from the opposite team for a long time that’s duration is maximum three seconds.

  • Restricted area arc

It is defined as a semicircular arc that is drawn around the area directly underneath the basket. The members of the defending team can’t draw charging fouls in this area for some exceptions.

  • Others line

Two hash marks are drawn at the end lines near the key to mark the area especially on the NBA floors which is known as the lower defensive box.

Basketball Court Dimensions

According to NBA (National Basketball Association), the standard size of a basketball court is 28.7 by 15.2 meters (94 by 50 feet). On the other hand, International Basketball Federation refers 28 by 15 meters (91.9 by 49.2 feet) it seems a little bit smaller than NBA’s measurements. For high school players, the perfect court size is 25.6 by 15.2 meters (84 by 50 feet). According to the age, level of competition and of course based on different associations the dimensions of the court is varied.

A Basketball court has a huge impact on the game of a sportsman. Playing in an appropriate measured court offers to play comfortably, compete for the game, perform well and not to get tried out so soon. This layout and dimensional guideline will help to determine the perfect size of a basketball court.