Basketball Court Dimensions

Basketball courts come in a range of different sizes, however some features remain the same, such as the size and height of the basket and the distance of the basket from the free throw line.


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The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) rules, dictate that a FIBA-regulation size Basketball court, measures exactly 28 by 15 meters (91.9 ft by 49.2 ft).

In the National Basketball Association (NBA), the court is 28.7 by 15.2 metres (94 ft by 50 ft).


Basketball Court Lines

All lines should be 5cm in width and should be painted in a single colour throughout (usually white)



In amateur basketball, court sizes can vary widely. One thing that remains identical on all Basketball courts are the hoops are always 10 feet (3.05 m) above the floor (except in some youth competitions). Basketball courts have a three-point arc at both baskets.


Three Point Arc

The three point arc is a specific distance from the basket. Any shot made outside of the three point arc is worth three points instead of the normal two.

The distance from the hoop to the three point arc varies for under different regulations:

Arc Radius Minimum Distance from Sidelines
FIBA 6.75 m (22 ft 2 in) 0.9 m (2 ft 11 in)
NBA 23 ft 9 in (7.24 m) 3 ft 0 in (0.91 m)

The three point line is not part of the three-point field goal area.


Free Throw Line

The free-throw line on FIBA-regulation sized courts is 15.09 feet from the backboard. The NBA, the NCAA and the National Federation of State High School Associations dictate that the free-throw line is 15 feet horizontally from the plane of the front of the backboard.


What is the length of a Basketball Court?

A FIBA-regulation sized Basketball Court has a length of 28 metres. An NBA-regulation Basketball Court has a length of 28.7 metres.


What is the width of a Basketball Court?

A FIBA-regulation sized Basketball Court has a width of 15 metres. An NBA-regulation Basketball Court has a length of 15.2 metres.


FIBA & NBA Basketball Court Dimensions Diagram

Basketball Court Line Marking Dimensions


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