Theories offers a complete ball court solution in a variety of applications, suitable for a range of contexts.
- Basketball and netball
- Real and total play
Design and construction
Ballcourts from Theories Landscapes are designed to positively enhance the boisterous rough and tumble of ball play while at the same time protecting and enabling other activities to take place around and beside the ‘cage’. Fences or partial screens can incorporate goal mouths, targets, cricket stumps, basket ball hoops, and ground markings. Ball cages can be set on any surface but in many instances, where grass cannot be expected to survive, a rubber surface solution is desirable to enable all-year-round access and usage.
Planting pockets or planters placed around the ball court can use the fence as a trelliswork for climbing plants to soften and ameliorate the ‘cage’ appearance as well as muffle the cries or rattle of ball hitting metal fence.
The fence solution must inevitably be robust enough to tolerate small bodies being thrown against it for many years, but can comprise a mixture of materials including timber or log walls to form the ball barrier, screen or fence and can create a positive aesthetic and spatial contribution to the playground if sited and built well.