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Backyard Basketball Court

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May 31, 2016
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Backyard Basketball Court

Hi
Anyone have this basketball setup in their backyard



I Was planning to install a basketball on the driveway but after I discuss with my neighbours, I changed my ideas to the backyard which might be safer for the kids to play.

I m looking for so like 30x24 space for my backyard
Which is like 60% of my backyard

Please give me some options or contact if you have a good landscape or concrete company that can do the job

I have attached a video which shows the procedure

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Damn I wanna be your neighbour
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Hi, did you find a company to do this? Would you recommend their services?
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and then the next thread will be that the neighbor is calling the police and by-law because kids are pounding the ball all day and all night disturbing their piece/quiet.
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Damn I am glad I am not your neighbour
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There was another thread exactly like this...maybe try this.

https://www.synlawn.ca/versacourt-systems/
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clax66 wrote: Damn I am glad I am not your neighbour
Neighbour is feeling good because they think they convinced him not to put a basketball net on the driveway. Meanwhile , little does he know what coming next Face With Tears Of Joy
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They will undoubtedly string up LED lights and light up everyone’s backyard. Gone are the days of nice quiet evenings in your backyard under the moonlight. It is now pounding basketballs and used car lot lights glaring all night.
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All of these Mr Wilson neighbours.

As long as OP doesn't put in lights, all noise is a part of urban life. Swimming pools, backyard patios, basketball playing grounds, kids playhouses, wood worker sheds. Even the wrong kind of music is noise to some ppl. Kids playing outside is better than having them inside on the computer playing vid games IMO

Maybe OP's kid will turn into another Nik Stauskas (from Mississauga). Guy's got some ballhandling skills as well.





The noise would kill me...LOL. I think noise is less with those court systems.
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Bang bang bang. This is a terrible idea.
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Drakestar wrote: Bang bang bang. This is a terrible idea.
Got a hoop on my driveway and I can't hear when ppl play [rom inside].
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Omg...I use my patio to relax and enjoy some quite time with family. Hopefully others don’t start copying this terrible idea.
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gr8dlr wrote: Got a hoop on my driveway and I can't hear when ppl play [rom inside].
There’s a difference in how much outside noise you hear being inside your house and when outside in the backyard.
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In the old days, we didn't have air conditioning, front door was open and there was a screen door there, kids played outside and they were coming in and out. We stayed out there from time from after school until Mom would scream to come home for dinner. Kids played basketball, football, frisbee, American baseball (no bat, we threw a tennis ball off front porch curb) out front of the house, on the street...lots of noise in the neighbourhood. Should have seen when we played hide and seek, we'd be on ppl's porchs, behind cars, up the "walkway" between houses which led to backyard, etc.

With ppl having their windows and doors closed and the air conditioning and sealed houses and triple paned glass windows, I doubt you'd hear much.


If it's light out, kids should get out and play. Ppl need to chill out about what constitutes noise. I used to have a playhouse in the backyard for my kids and the old hag neighbour used to complain when they were out there playing...it was still daytime. Told her it's __o'clock, too bad. Kids were actually a lot quieter than when her pot smoking adult kid and her were screaming when they fought.

OP asked about court...we're now off topic discussing what ppl can do on their property. Like I said noise to each person is relative.
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gr8dlr wrote: In the old days, we didn't have air conditioning, front door was open and there was a screen door there, kids played outside and they were coming in and out. We stayed out there from time from after school until Mom would scream to come home for dinner. Kids played basketball, football, frisbee, American baseball (no bat, we threw a tennis ball off front porch curb) out front of the house, on the street...lots of noise in the neighbourhood. Should have seen when we played hide and seek, we'd be on ppl's porchs, behind cars, up the "walkway" between houses which led to backyard, etc.

With ppl having their windows and doors closed and the air conditioning and sealed houses and triple paned glass windows, I doubt you'd hear much.


If it's light out, kids should get out and play. Ppl need to chill out about what constitutes noise. I used to have a playhouse in the backyard for my kids and the old hag neighbour used to complain when they were out there playing...it was still daytime. Told her it's __o'clock, too bad. Kids were actually a lot quieter than when her pot smoking adult kid and her were screaming when they fought.

OP asked about court...we're now off topic discussing what ppl can do on their property. Like I said noise to each person is relative.

There is a difference between kids running and playing between houses and the constant thump thump thump of a basketball. (Chinese water torture). Maybe you live in a 4500 sqft house so you can go to the other wing to get away from sound. Most people don’t have that luxury.
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Interested in this, out of curiosity for the most part. Keep us posted OP. And as long as one does not install flood lights and limits playtime within reasonable daylight hours, I do not see the harm in this. I wonder if any cities in the GTA have by-laws prohibiting it?
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#jealous That is amazing looking! Done in 6 days?!?! Craziness.
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I don't see any issue. I live in a city (suburbs), I have neighbors so I expect to hear kids. I hear kids jumping in the pool and screaming, playing hockey in the street and playing basketball in their driveway. We did it as kids, it wasn't a problem back then. I don't see why it would be a problem now for the new generation of kids. In fact, that court in the backyard is probably better for noise than the asphalt driveway.

If you don't want to hear your neighbors, a rural area is probably better suited for you.

Unless they play late at night, I can't complain about any noise kids would do because many years ago, I did the same.
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