Bankshot™ is a game of skill and challenge that is often described as "mini golf, but with a basketball."
Learn about Bankshot Playcourts, from design to installation, and how to add Bankshot to your home town!
Check out our map of locations, there are approximately 200 permanent Bankshot™ Playcourts throughout the world!
Bankshot™ is a game of skill and challenge that is often described as a "mini golf, but with a basketball."
Players of all ages and abilities proceed through a course of angled, curved and non-conventionally configured brightly colored backboards, banking shots off the Bankboards™ and through the rims.
A Bankshot™ course consists of a varying number of stations-depending upon the size of the Playcourt-each with a uniquely shaped Bankboard™.
Each Bankshot™ requires a different banked shot to score. Some shots demand caroms off two Bankboards™. Some are ricochets and some diabolically maddening shots have three Bankboards™ and two rims.
The Bankshot™ Sports organization offers numerous layout options to customize the design of a facility in accordance with space designated for the Bankshot™ Playcourt. Whether indoors or outdoors, Bankshot™ can be installed imbedded or bolted down. Bankshot™ Playcourts consist of lanes ranging between 5-8 ft width and 10-14 ft in length. Essentially an automobile parking lane, helpful in measuring out the best number of stations for a particular space. “Back-to-back” stations (requiring about 24ft in length) shooting “inward” appears to be the preferred layout when space provides for it. However, all shapes and configurations of Bankshot™ layouts may be made suitable and attractive.
Following a pending Bankshot™ order our technical department will provide a schematic layout drawing for your area, modified in accordance with the specific space requirements. Our local representatives will be pleased to provide consultation at your premises.
Reach out to us by calling (800) 933-0140 or send your project details and questions using the form on our Contact page
Bankshot Bankboards™ are crated and shipped from our plants in the USA. They are experienced in domestic as well as international shipping of Bankshot™ Systems. Be sure to allow 3 weeks for delivery of domestic orders when the Bankboards are in stock. For overseas orders please allow a minimum of 45-60 days for delivery once the order is placed.
Indoor or outdoor Bankshot Playcourts can be laid out on any flooring including asphalt, concrete, grass with stepping stones (there is no dribbling), etc. Bankshot Bankboards™ are equipped with sleeves for 3x3 inch steel structural tubing. The boards slide down the poles in their sleeves and the poles are embedded or mounted (bolted) on the surface. It is suggested that there be adopted the same safety standards as any school playground. A Bankshot™ Playcourt in all other ways is like a traditional playground that is freely accessible to all children including differently able, wheelchair users, mainstreaming special populations.
An installation manual will be provided for every size system selected. Poles are acquired locally to save on shipping cost.Any contractor or competent installer of fences will have no difficulty installing a Bankshot™ Playcourt. There are other resources of skilled contractors; installation is not complex. The installation of the equipment is mostly a task of preparing the holes for the poles. The equipment is embedded in concrete. A pole schedule will be provided. Care and skill are required to make sure the placing the Bankboards align in accordance with the diagrams provided.
Instructional signage is provided for each station. Three shooting positions are marked off at each station
Bankshot Bankboards™ are fiberglass and are incredibly durable. Maintenance consists of painting the shooting positions on the floor approximately every 3 years and changing the nets when needed. For optimal results maintain the fiberglass surface much like an automobile fiberglass surface. Even if durable, participants should be cautioned not to hang on the rims. Signage is provided for that purpose although smaller children need not be discouraged from hands on rim contact.
An 8 station Court fits smaller spaces with a typical footprint of 25' by 25'.
A 9 station court adds the challenging "Black Hole" to the 8 station layout, with a typical footprint of 25' by 35.
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A 16 station court offers a typical footprint of 25' by 50.
The Ultimate Bankshot Experience!