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5 Most Beachin’ Courts in San Diego

San Diego has had a rough history with professional basketball teams, but that doesn’t mean that there are a shortage of ballers here. Throughout America’s finest city, there are many hidden gems that even many locals do not know about. The beautiful beaches, temperate climate, and chill people provide San Diego with the perfect environment for scenic courts and fun pickup experiences. In this list we will go over the 5 most beautiful, least visited, and overall best places to play basketball on the beach in San Diego.

5. Mission Bay Courts

Mission Bay court at 11am on a Monday
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Must Hoop : The Hoosier Gym in Indiana

The location for the filming of the Hickory Gym scenes in the 1986 film “Hoosiers” is a gem if you consider the history there. Built in 1921, it was originally constructed to be the home court for the Knightstown Panthers. The high school stopped playing games there in 1966 and the gym sat dormant until 1985 when the producers of “Hoosiers” discovered it for their movie.

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Must Hoop : Pigalle Basketball Court in Paris

Wedged in between two seemingly monotonous apartment buildings, is one of the most colorful and photographed basketball courts in the world. The Pigalle basketball court is the perfect example of art meeting sports and a “Must Hoop” court for any basketball player living near or traveling through the 9th arrondissement of Paris, France.

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Must Hoop : The Rooftop Court in Dubrovnik, Croatia

The City Wall Rooftop Court located in Dubrovnik, Croatia is one of the most photographed courts in the world. This “must hoop” court off the Adriatic Sea has become one of the leading and most sought-after tourist destinations and a rare opportunity for hoopers to play on this majestic court.

The legendary basketball court in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
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Must Hoop : Kinloch Park in St. Louis

Basketball courts don’t need to to be over complicated to bring hours of joy. All you need is ninety-four by fifty feet of hard court surface, and a hoop at either end to bring smiles to people’s faces. One such court that has brought players back to play after the upgrade is the “must hoop” court in Kinloch Park in St. Louis, Missouri.

Kinloch Park in St. Louis

Despite the formula being so simple, this has not stopped creative minds from around the world constructing some of the most unique courts we have ever seen. These feasts for the eyes have become national landmarks, and bucket list items when visiting certain countries.

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