Cost of a Backyard Basketball Court


    • Size

      This may seem rather obvious, but the larger your court, the more costs you will incur for excavation, base preparation and court tile. While budget or space limitations may dictate the size of court you can build, it is important to keep in mind that plastic court tile courts can expand and contract by 2-3 inches and that it is nice for players to have some space beyond the edge of the courts. You will also need room for basketball hoop to be mounted and it is ideal to have some space around the basket so that players doing layups have some room.


    • Excavation & Grading

      Building a basketball court requires an extremely flat, hard surface. Depending on your space, making an area flat may be one of your biggest costs as there are many variables:

      • How big is the space that needs to be excavated?
      • Who will do the excavation…you, a landscape company, a concrete company?
      • Can the space be easily accessed by a skidsteer?
      • Will any retaining walls need to be constructed?
      • Will any drainage issues need to be addressed?

      Most VersaCourt customers find that their local concrete contractors can provide a bid on this aspect of the project for those not wishing to engage in this aspect of the project.


    •  Concrete Base or Subsurface

      The ideal base for a VersaCourt basketball court is a 4” thick concrete slab using 3000 PSI concrete and #4 rebar reinforcements. You can learn more about base and subsurfacing options, but for the purpose of this analysis, we are highlighting the most popular and most highly recommended base. Concrete slabs built to our general specifications typically run $4 to $8 per square foot but can vary based on the following:

      • Are there any grading, excavating or drainage issues that need to be addressed?
      • Can a pump truck reach the area where the concrete is being poured?
      • Do building codes or the environment require thicker edges, vapor barriers, expanded foam subsurfacing or the use of wire mesh?

      While VersaCourt provides general concrete specifications for each of their court systems, local state and building codes vary and should be taken into consideration when determining the cost of a backyard basketball court base.

      Once again, most VersaCourt customers find that their local concrete contractors can provide a bid on this aspect of the project. They can also typically bid on pouring the piers for the goal post, net post sleeves, fencing and lights for multi-sport game court applications.


    • VersaCourt Surfacing & Assembly

      Once you get the costs for installing the concrete base, determining the costs for the VersaCourt tile surfacing and its assembly is relatively easy. Simply view our standard court kits or call us for pricing on a custom court size. VersaCourt basketball courts are completely designed, assembled and painted prior to shipment so when you receive your shipment, you basically just need to lay them out on your concrete slab according to the enclosed diagram and click them together.

      For estimating purposes, the VersaCourt surfacing for a typical multi-sport game court will run about $3.50 to $4.50 per square foot fully designed, painted and prepared for easy assembly. This may run higher if additional game lines or custom logos are specified.


    • Stencils or Lines

      When you purchase a VersaCourt basketball court, prepainted lines are typically included in the price of the court. (This price may be adjusted when planning game lines for additional sports).


    • Basketball Goals and Other Accessories

      No basketball court is complete without at least one basketball goal while full size courts typically utilize two goals. Obviously, there are costs associated with the goal as well as its installation. VersaCourt recommends and supplies Goalsetter basketball goals and can provide installation instructions.

      Other sport accessories includes other game lines, containment fencing, rebounders, lighting, net systems, and more. Learn more about the most common Court Accessories we offer.


    • Design, Project Management, Construction & Installation

      As with any construction project, there are many details involved in designing and building your own basketball court. In general, the more elements of the project that you manage yourself, the less costs you will incur, but the more work you have to do. Our goal at VersaCourt is to make the process as easy as possible for you regardless of your level of involvement. We strive to provide all of the information that you need to build your own basketball court, but we also have a nationwide network of experienced dealers that provide complete turnkey solutions. Find a certified builder in your area.