Latest News

Facts about disability sports: The height of a wheelchair basketball basket is 10 ft / 3.05m

Image holder for not sport news.

This was originally published on Quora on January 8 as Laura Hale’s answer to How tall is a basketball hoop made for wheelchair users?.

The court dimensions and basket height for wheelchair basketball are the same as for the able-bodied game: The rim height is 10 ft / 3.05m .
Height from floor to bottom of backboard: 2.9m.  Backboard width: 1.8m.
Like the able-bodied game, there may be some adjustments for height, but these are almost all at the junior level of play for very young basketball players.
This player, in the video below, explains the court dimensions being the same for wheelchair basketball and able-bodied basketball.
`

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


*


%d bloggers like this: