Author: Ryan O'Leary

Must Hoop : The Venice Beach Basketball Courts

Right next to the worldwide famous Muscle Beach and Gym in Los Angeles, California, are the legendary Venice Beach Basketball Courts, which is a “must hoop” streetball court.

It is said that the best pickup basketball in the city of Los Angeles can be found at these courts. They attract players of all ages and skill levels and the courts at Venice Beach are some of the most well-known in the U.S. and even the world.

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Everything You Need to Know About Basketball Hoop Nets

While we focus on rating courts and hoops, let’s not forget about the all important basketball hoop net. How could you give a 5-start review of a court without a net or broken net? You just can’t do it.

The most common warn streetball nylon net

When a net is not in place on a rim, it can sometimes leave you wondering whether or not a shot was a make or a miss. There is also the matter of chasing after your ball, which is never fun.

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Meet the ‘Air’ Photographer of Basketball Courts Petra Leary

If you have ever seen a mesmerizing overhead photo of a basketball court, chances are one of them were taken by award winning photographer Petra Leary. Courts of the World talks to the New Zealand born aerial photographer about her passion for photography, background in playing hoops herself, favorite photos, and her best cities to shoot down on.

You have so many different targets for your aerial photography, but you have focused mostly on basketball courts. Why the interest?

Yea, you’re totally right about that! I like to change things up every now and then and am always down to take photos of new subjects. But the courts (Especially the Basketball Courts) are for sure my favourite! I’ve been asked a few times why and what it is that draws me to them, and I keep thinking if there is something else to it, but I really just put it down to the symmetry and geometry that comes with them.  

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Video : Project Blackboard Revamps Kinloch Park in Style

Non-profit organization Project Blackboard worked with the local community to revamp Kinloch Park‘s basketball courts. With a newly paved court and new hoops, the final touch of the unique court was done by artist William LaChance to give it an award-winning look.


Check out this video here.

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