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Last updated on March 31st, 2022

Basketball court cost

For basketball lovers, having an at-home court may seem like a faraway dream, but what if installing an at-home court wasn’t that crazy of an idea? A basketball court adds value and individuality to any home, regardless of size or location.

For basketball lovers, having an at-home court may seem like a faraway dream, but what if installing an at-home court wasn’t that crazy of an idea? A basketball court adds value and individuality to any home, regardless of size or location. And as basketball courts can be made to fit any space, they don’t necessarily require a large garden or home. What’s more, using a local tradesperson to create your dream basketball court, could mean the cost isn’t as hefty as you may think.

Read on to find out how much a basketball court installation costs.

Outdoor basketball court cost

Cost provided itemLow costHigh costAverage cost
At home basketball court£150£53,634£2,999
Builder hire per day £250£195£215
Basketball hoop cost£99£2,299£249
Asphalt surface per m2£45£55£50

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The cost varies based on the size of the space available and the standard of court you want. Options range from a freestanding hoop and some lines painted on your driveway, to a professional standard court. At the low end of the spectrum, a basic court setup could cost around £150.

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Asphalt basketball court cost

If you’re looking to create a court that’s for more than just shooting practice,  an amateur standard ‘turnkey’ half-court with concrete or asphalt surface and a professional hoop is a good way to go.

The key factor influencing installation price is the type of surface you currently have in place. If you currently have an asphalt surface, it’ll obviously be less costly than laying new asphalt. Since installing a basketball court is a relatively unusual task, the best tradespeople to approach for a new asphalt surface would be a driveway specialist. Average costs are between £45 – £55 per m2. Based on a 50m2 space, you’ll be looking at a cost of around £2,000 for your playing surface.

If you are fitting a basketball hoop to an outside wall, we strongly recommend hiring a tradesperson to ensure the hoop is securely attached. An ill-fitted hoop could do some cosmetic damage to your wall, leaving you with a potentially expensive repair bill to pay. A handyman costs on average between £20  £30 per hour. Fitting a basketball hoop is a relatively quick job, and it should take no more than an hour (unless there is other work required and access is tricky).

Indoor basketball court cost

For a more professional set-up, an all-singing, all-dancing indoor court with a wooden playing surface and all the fun extras, like a scoreboard and seating would be an ambitious but fun project. More so, this type of work will require a lot more skill and technical knowledge. Any groundwork or structural changes to your property should only be conducted by a professional.

A builder will be able to project manage, arranging all of the potential equipment and materials needed for the installation. The average cost to hire a builder for a day is £215, but given this is likely to be a complicated job involving lots of labour, you should factor in at least ten days.

Hardwood basketball court cost

A hardwood basketball court costs more due to the potential remodelling and flooring required, but it is a worthy addition to any basketball lover’s home. If done correctly, an at-home court could last a lifetime. A professional indoor home basketball court could cost up to £53,000. Hiring a builder for this task will ensure your court is fitted quickly and in line with building standards. As installing a hardwood basketball court can be a large structural task, a builder will be able to advise you if you need to obtain planning permission for your basketball court.

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Does a basketball court add value to the home?

A basketball court is a distinctive feature that can potentially add value to your home, for the right buyer. However, it could also be off-putting. Obviously, not everyone wants or needs a basketball court and due to their design, they are not versatile spaces that can be used for other things. A basketball court does eat into the available outdoor space that comes with your property. If you are selling your home, some buyers may prefer having garden space or an extra room

How long should it take to install a basketball court?

It depends on how fancy you want your court. It can take a few hours to install an outdoor hoop, and as many as ten days to create a pro standard indoor court.

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