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
Small basketball backboards are either 44 inches or 48 inches wide. The backboards that are 44 inches wide are 29 inches in height, while the ones that are 48 inches wide are 30 inches in height. Both of these sizes are available as a wall-mount, portable, or in-ground basketball goal or backboard.
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The regulation backboard is marked with a white rectangle 2 inches wide that is centered behind ...
Regulation basketball hoops are suspended 10’ | 3.05 m from the playing surface and have a standard rim diameter of 18” | 46 cm. The vertical backboard surface is made of plexiglass or tempered glass to prevent shattering and is sized at 42” x 72” | 110 x 183 cm. Basketball rims are manufactured from high tensile carbon steel to provide the ball with the correct amount of bounce while also having give for players that can dunk.
Regulations as of 2013 specify that an official backboard must be 6 feet wide by 3 1/2 feet high, transparent and marked with 2-inch-wide white lines that form a square centered above the basketball hoop. The square dimensions are 24 inches wide by 18 inches high.
Look for 54″ or 60″ size boards with 3/8″ thick glass and 72″ boards with 1/2″ glass for gym-correct rebound. 3/8″ glass on a 54″ or 60″ backboard provides the same rebound as a regulation 72″ backboard made of 1/2″ glass but has the advantage of being lighter making it easier to adjust the rim height for your little ones.
The backboard shall be a rectangle measuring 6’ horizontally and 3 ½’ vertically. The front surface shall be flat and transparent. A transparent backboard shall be marked with a 2” white rectangle...
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.