What Size Court Is Right for You?

Look carefully at the video clip and count how many steps it takes for a player to run all the way down the court. If the player stops before the end, estimate how many more steps it would take to get to the other end of the court.

If a toddler were to run down a full-sized court, it would take them lot more steps because the toddler is so short. We might want to make the court a little shorter for toddlers so that they don’t tire out before the first shots are taken.

If basketball courts were scaled according to the height of the players, what size court would be right for you? Once you’ve solved the problem, try running down the length of the scaled-down court and see if you can do it in the same number of strides as your favorite player.

What Size Court Is Right for You?

What are the dimensions and area for your "right-sized" basketball court?