## What are the markings on a basketball court?

Here are all the lines on a basketball court:

• Baselines / End Lines.
• Sidelines.
• Free throw line / Foul Line.
• Free throw line extended.
• Midcourt line / Half-court Line / Timeline.
• Three-point arc / Three-point line.
• NBA restricted area.

How do you mark a basketball backboard?

1. Using a step ladder, hang a plumb bob off each corner of the backboard and make a small pencil mark. These marks are used to “square” the playing key area to the backboard.

### What is the height of a basketball backboard?

Throughout gyms, parks, and driveways around the world, basketball hoops are almost always 10 feet (3 meters) off the ground. Some leagues for young children play on shorter hoops, but from junior high schools through the professional leagues, the game is played on hoops of the standard 10-foot height.

How far is the free throw line from the backboard?

15 feet
The free-throw line, where one stands while taking a foul shot, is located within the three-point arc at 15 feet from the plane of the backboard. A foul shot is worth 1 point, but if a shot is made from the foul line while in play it is still worth 2 points.

#### How is free-throw line measured?

The distance of the free-throw line is measured from a point on the floor directly below the backboard. At the junior high, high school, NCAA, WNBA and NBA levels, the free-throw line is 15 feet away from this point. At the FIBA level, the free-throw line is actually a bit further—15.09 feet from the point.

How high is the white square on a backboard?

According to Section II of the National Basketball Association rule book, a transparent backboard must be marked with a 2-inch-wide white rectangle centered behind the ring. The rectangle must have outside dimensions of 24 inches horizontally and 18 inches vertically.

## How far is the bottom of the backboard from the ground?

The backboard protrudes four feet out from the baseline, and the rim of the basket hangs 10 feet off the ground. Subtracting the four feet overhang from the 19-foot length of the key, we get the familiar 15-foot distance from the foul line to the front of the backboard.