With the growth of social media and the internet, there are unlimited photos to look at of basketball courts. On Courts of the World alone, we have over 10,000! For basketball players on the lookout to play on the most unique and beautiful outdoor basketball courts, there are a few that you’ve likely seen over and over becasue of their beauty and uniqueness. This our list of the 5 most photographed basketball courts.Continue reading “5 Most Photographed Outdoor Basketball Courts”
In Sin City, basketball is not usually known as their major pasttimes. That can be because there is no NBA teams, or because it can be so hot during the daytime. Hoopers in Las Vegas beg to differ, though, as we have been pointed to the best places to play basketball in Las Vegas. We have assembled courts in all shapes and sizes to give the weekend traveler or high-rolling player options. Some are lit up all night for nighttime balling, some are the perfect place for a sunrise shootaround, and others will cost you 10,000 dollars and will get you a court and a place to stay! Without further ado, here are the top ten best courts in Las Vegas, Nevada.Continue reading “The Top 10 Basketball Courts in Las Vegas”
New Orleans has a history as rich as its gumbo, and the basketball culture there is no different. Having a young star in Zion Williamson leading the Pelicans today, basketball is finally coming back to the forefront of the athletic scene in the city. In the years after Hurricane Katrina, it has been a slow and steady process rebuilding and renovating all of the famous parks and local basketball courts. Now there are many great places to practice around town all with their own unique perks and privileges. Although the south can get pretty hot and humid, these are the coolest and best basketball courts around the beautiful city of New Orleans.Continue reading “Top 10 Basketball Courts in New Orleans”
The city of Angels has everything a baller could ask for, to the max. Being the second largest populated city in the United States, it makes sense that it would house a huge basketball fanbase. The entertainment industry of LA is massive and is home to a whopping six professional sports teams.Continue reading “The 5 Coolest Basketball Courts in Los Angeles”
Roundball Religion is the title of the project of American photographer and teacher Joe Cornett to capture basketball hoops and courts in the heartland of America. “This body of work is a photographic exploration of rustic and makeshift basketball hoops and playgrounds found throughout the United States. The backboard and space give us insight about the culture of basketball in various regions of the country. I’m interested in not only the image, but also the backstory that comes with each hoop.” says the California based photography instructor.Continue reading “‘Roundball Religion’ Photography in America’s Heartland”
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.Continue reading “Meet the ‘Air’ Photographer of Basketball Courts Petra Leary”