Invented in the US at what is now Springfield College, Massachusetts, basketball is a fast-paced game played by five team members and requiring a number of specific skills.
It is one of the most popular and widely viewed sports in the world, and though it’s never been a national sport in the UK, recognition of the game is certainly growing.
According to England Basketball, there is a large demand among people of all ages wanting to play basketball in the UK, and this is placing growing pressure on clubs who need access to suitable facilities.
At CopriSystems Ltd, we provide bespoke coverings and domes for basketball courts, providing affordable alternatives to permanent buildings and offering total flexibility for those with outdoor courts.
The dimensions and heights of all our domes conform to the requirements of England Basketball.
Basketball court layouts
Basketball courts come in different shapes and sizes depending on the body governing the game. For example, under International Basketball Federation rules, the court is slightly smaller than an NBA court.
However, the baskets or hoops into which the ball must be thrown to score a goal are always 3.05 metres above the floor, except in some youth competitions.
A standard basketball court is split into two halves with a centre circle in the middle where the jump ball is contested. Baskets are situated at either end and are surrounded by a semi-circular restricted area.
Free throw circles sit at the end of rectangular free throw lanes around the restricted areas, while wide semi-circles or arcs mark the three-point lines. Any shot converted beyond these lines scores three points.
Indoor basketball courts are typically made from highly-polished wood, such as maple, which is sealed to protect the surface. However, rubber tiles and synthetic materials can also be used.
For outdoor courts, poured concrete and asphalt are popular, although rubber is another option, reducing stress on the joints and improving the weather resistance of the court.
At CopriSystems Ltd, we can provide covers and domes to suit all types of indoor and outdoor basketball facilities, from single courts to large sports venues with spectator areas.
Professional basketball is primarily an indoor sport, but if you’re constructing practice courts or recreational facilities, you may be considering outdoor courts.
Telescopic domes from CopriSystems Ltd can provide all-weather flexibility for outdoor basketball facilities, pulling back quickly by hand or electrically in less than a minute in the event of rain or other disagreeable conditions.
Even if you are building indoor basketball courts, installing our domes could be much more affordable than constructing permanent buildings.
All our covers are designed in accordance with British Standards Building Regulations for snow and wind loadings, so you can be confident that they will stand up to the Great British Weather.
Extra insulation in the form of second membrane skins can be added if required, and we can also install bespoke lighting solutions that enable play to continue at night or in gloomy conditions.
Our fixed and telescope domes are made from hot dip galvanised high-tensile steel, offering maximum corrosion protection, although glulam wood frames are also available.
Covers are made from flame-retardant, PVC-coated polyester fabric and feature fire doors, as well as sliding side curtains as standard, with the option to fit extra openings at the gable ends for greater flexibility in windy conditions.
Purchase or rent basketball court covers from CopriSystems Ltd
If you’re hoping to meet the growing demand for quality basketball courts by constructing or improving your own, then CopriSystems Ltd can help you meet your goals.
We really are experts in the field, having designed and manufactured basketball court domes for a quarter of a century, offering bespoke designs to meet the exact requirements of our customers.
As well as basketball court covers, we offer covers and domes for multi-use sports halls , football and cricket pitches, tennis courts , badminton courts and netball facilities.
We can also act as principal contractor and prepare the groundwork for your basketball courts, as well as fitting out pavilions , surfacing courts and installing lighting and baskets.