Custom Basketball Court w/ Tiles
A custom athletic court is awesome to have in your own yard. “If you build it, they will come.” A famous movie line becomes real-life when you are the yard for the kids to come play. It’s pretty cool to have a court in the backyard to play basketball, tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard or a linty of other options, but it elevates to another level when you add the tiles. We are a dealer for Versacourt Tiles. Check out their website, these tiles are cool and the options are limitless.
Here we have a custom-size athletic court that the owner wanted to focus on a full lane and partial 3-point line. Owner opted for a 72″ backboard goal and 400w equivalent LED outdoor light on a 15′ pole. Pole contains an easy access outdoor switch for the light.
Some key factors to completing these types of projects correctly are pad elevation for drainage, orientation of the lighting and goal for sun and light noise, as well as overall location for appropriate usability of the court and remaining yard.
When knowingly installing the tiles, the concrete is finished with a slightly rougher broom finish than if left without. This additional texture provides less slip for the tiles once laid upon the concrete.
Cost is relative to a few things. How much grading to accommodate the drainage and usability. Then add your necessary concrete slab. The tiles are a bit of expense but are well worth it, if outdoor sports is your thing. I can’t speak highly enough about the Versacourt Tile System.