New Court Markings
Basketball New Zealand has set the timeline for changes to basketball court markings over the next four years.
Last April, the FIBA Central Board voted to change court markings for all FIBA-affiliated competitions, leagues and federations, reshaping the restricted area (lane) from a trapezoid to rectangle, extending the three-point line and adding a no-charge zone under the hoop.
The changes come into effect from October 1, 2010 for level one competitions (main FIBA official competitions: Olympic tournaments, world championships for men, women, U19 and U17, and zone/continental championships for men and women) and from October 1, 2012 for level two competitions (other FIBA official competitions and high level competitions of national federations).
In New Zealand, the BBNZ board has approved the following timeline for the changeover:
- Any venue hosting games at national tournament level or above (including NBL, CBL, WBC, FIBA Oceania or international games) must have the new court markings permanently marked by the start of the 2011 season (defined as the first national tournament or league fixture)
- Venues staging zone premierships and below must have the new court markings permanently marked by the start of the 2013 season (defined as the first national tournament or league fixture) but must mark the new three-point arc using tape for such tournaments in 2011 and 2012
Full details and measurements of the court marking changes can be found on the FIBA website.
FIBA Court Dimensions (pdf 648kb)