Today’s manufacturers offer a number of basketball backstop styles to choose from. Styles range from the portable hoops frequently seen in larger arenas and gyms, to compact wall mounted units used for shooting stations and play in smaller gym spaces. … Continue reading Choosing Ceiling Suspended Hoops for Competition Basketball
When the game of “basket ball” [basketball] began in 1891, there wasn’t much equipment necessary to play the game. A peach basket, a ball, and 13 simple game rules sufficed. (For more on original rules, check out James Naismith’s 13 … Continue reading A Basketball History Lesson
Most competition gymnasiums are designed with clear height in mind. (Clear height: the distance from the finished floor to the lowest-hanging overhead obstruction.) Clear height is especially important for competition basketball and volleyball, as certain sport governing bodies set forth … Continue reading Optimize Design For Clear Heights
The Double 6-pack (also know as a Quad) gym is a comprehensive gymnasium configuration which typically accommodates 6 court layouts and 3 large divider curtains. With all the curtains lowered, the gymnasium is divided into 4 main sections (Get it? … Continue reading Crack That Double 6-Pack
When planning or designing a new gymnasium, there are a multitude of details to consider. Door-to-court location can pose safety problems and padding challenges. With an abundance of athletic equipment, storage closets are commonly connected to gymnasium spaces- as they should … Continue reading Gymnasium Safety: Padded Doors
The “6-Pack” Gym The 6-pack gym is a basic, yet complete gymnasium court configuration which generally features one main court (flooring, striping, and bleachers oriented to maximize this court) and two side (practice) courts. A divider curtain typically separates the two … Continue reading Crack That 6-Pack!