In order to play basketball, you need a court. That’s the simple science of the game. What is amazing about the world is that there are basketball courts all over. Some courts are simple as a rim propped up in the air. Others have a little bit more details in them.
These courts range all across the world. These features include uniqueness, color, and location. These are the most 20 interesting basketball courts in the world.
20. Esplanade Court (St. Lawrence)
This court features a unique color scheme with a red finish. Inside the paint area for post players is painted all blue to contrast. The backdrop behind the hoops is a black checked pattern with white borders. The colors seem like they would mess with your vision while shooting, but it certainly gets points for being unique.
19. Pahang Court (Malaysia)
The court itself all-natural might not be flashy, but it’s all about location here. The court resides near the mountains with trees everywhere. You might get lost playing basketball as you get mesmerized by the scenery. The court itself is very average-looking, but the fact that it is placed with all the mountains makes it a uniquely all-natural attraction.
18. House Of Mamba (Shanghai)
The name speaks for itself. The court lights up purple and the center icon is a picture of the great Kobe Bryant. The stands have purple neon lighting. If you are a fan of Kobe Bryant, then this is the place for you.
17. Hannah’s Beach Resort (Philippines)
The court resides at a beach resort in the Philippines and features a tropical design. The red and yellow color scheme makes it pop out. It’s also located near the ocean. If you are a beach lover, this is one of the most beautiful beach-basketball court combinations we have ever seen.
16. Centre Market Place (New York)
The court is located on a rooftop, but it is inside, so don’t get scared chasing after a loose ball. The court is also inside dome-like fencing. If you are a fan of heights and basketball, then this is the place to visit.
15. Angel’s Gate Park Basketball Court (Los Angeles)
The basketball hoop is connected to a rock arch that stretches up from the ground. It’s also right next to a vast channel of water with just blue water and blue sky in the background. The grey court matches the grey arch.
14. Floating Basketball Court (India)
In India, the floating system rests freely without anchorage to a concrete substrate. The NBA brought the court to India as the first-ever floating basketball court, which is located in the Arabian Sea near the Bandra Worli Sealine.
13. Basketball Hall Of Fame Court (Massachusetts)
The court recently went through some new renovations. It’s the location of the Hall of Fame. Some of the best players have walked through and taken shots here. Given its long history, many patrons can say that shot on the same court as some of their favorite players.
12. All Wood Everything Private Indoor Court (London)
In some of the older gyms, a wood court was often used. In this court, it’s wood. The court, the walls, and the roof are all made of wood. In terms of style, this is one of the more interesting courts in the world.
11. Pink Backboards Court (Mexico)
The basketball court is located in the middle of what appears to be a desert. There are mountains and sand around the court. Sticking out like a sore thumb are two backboards in bright pink colors. When shooting the ball, you can’t miss the target.
10. The Regal Basketball Court (London)
The Black Prince Community Hub in South London went under a dramatic transformation in 2012 London dedicated an indoor basketball court to inspire young basketball players from an elite level to play here. The Regal looks like a professional court, so when young prospects play here, they almost feel famous for doing it.
9. Temporary Quai 54 Basketball Court In Front Of Eiffel Tower (Paris)
In the heart of Paris, Quai 54 is the ultimate celebration of street basketball. It pins the best teams from around the world against each other. With the Eiffel Tower in the background, it pops like no other.
8. Stone Encrusted Hoop Court (Guatemala)
Instead of having a hoop wheeled out, the hoop is hoisted in the air by a large stone pillar that also stretches out in the shape of an “L.” This is as old school as it gets when it comes to putting a hoop in the air. Nothing special, but just an all-natural stone look.
7. Carnival Cruise Ship Basketball Court (Bahamas)
The Carnival Sunrise is a special kind of cruise ship. It offers both indoor and outdoor activities. The SportSquare is an open recreation complex that features a jogging track, table football, pool table, and a very colorful basketball court. It’s fenced in, so no worries about chasing after the ball into the ocean.
6. Glow In The Dark Court (Germany)
The name speaks for itself. The court can glow in the dark. Take all the lines from a regular court and imagine LED lights lighting up the court. Playing in the dark is hard, so this court took a special spin to it by allowing it to light up. It might still be hard seeing the ball, but this is very cool nonetheless.
5. Eurobasket 2013 Pop Up Court In Postojna Cave (Slovenia)
The Postojna Cave is the greatest Slovenian tourist attraction and the most visited cave in Europe. In 2013, it hosted the EuroBasket 2013 Draw Ceremony. The organizers placed a court inside the cave and wheeled in some rims. Imagine playing basketball in a cave. Not even the caveman before the start of time ever did that.
4. Nike Court On The River Thames (London)
This is a very professional-looking court that just pops out at first glance. The overall view is what makes this court appealing. It looks just over the River Thames. The refreshing breeze makes it easier to cool off. The court itself features unique patterns and the hoops are accessible to be moved by the players who visit.
3. The Carrier Classic Basketball Court (United States Navy)
The Carrier Classic is a college basketball game played on the deck of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. The ship is big enough to hold almost a full college basketball school’s worth of fans. This is one of the most interesting courts because you have open water, great scenery, basketball, and fans screaming and cheering the whole way.
2. Pigalle Basketball Court (France)
The court is sandwiched in a narrow strip between two apartment buildings. The court is covered in gradient colors with bright strips of violet, yellow, and fluorescent pink to give a 90s vibe in an urban environment. It collaborated between Pigalle and NikeLab.
1. FIBA Court On The Sea (Caribbean)
This court sticks out because it’s not just a basketball court on a cruise ship. It’s a legit full-length court placed on a carrier that floats in the middle of the water. It’s like you are walking on water, but instead playing basketball.