Concrete slab for basketball - what next?
Last weekend I got a 7x7m concrete slab put in my backyard for use as a basketball court.
Next step is to:
1. Install a basketball system
Tossing up between a in-ground system or a portable system, I think I need at least a 54inch backboard. Looking at the spading units at http://www.sportsmart.com.au/category.php?id=12. Kind of pissed at how expensive they are compared to Amazon or Walmart in the USA. Don't want to spend anymore than $500.any thoughts e.g. alternatives brands or shops in Adelaide that stock basketball systems, is 54inch a good size, a portable systems a waste of time?
2. Paint or put a surface on the concrete.
Any thoughts on playing on concrete with no surface? I'm a little confused with the options, some just seal it and paint it, some add sand to the paint to add grip, some get some fancy and quite expensive surfacing options with rubber and polypropylene. Lots of companies out there, but none of them seam to quote any prices. Anyone here gone down this path and if so what are the costs involved.
Thanks in advance.