History of basketball

Basketball's popularity first began in 1891, with its invention in Springfield Massachusetts. Basketball's popularity grew from College basketball to professional basketball soon after a Canadian instructor of physical education came up with a sport with less exposure to injury in comparison to American football. American football is famous for its injuries from tackles and rough play on the playing area. The game soon became a popular and serious game with International basketball tournaments and basketball teams. Professional basketball or a career in basketball meant a huge success in lifestyle in America. Basketball competition with professional basketball teams and basketball tournaments soon became a demand for global standards having huge stadium size sports events. Playing basketball became a team sport with basketball tournaments like Men's basketball, Women's basketball, indoor basketball games, etc, most organized by private and public sectors. The basketball game even has its own professional basketball league, like the NBA(National Basketball Association), associated with Men's basketball and Women's basketball.

Playing basketball

Playing and training domestic and International basketball can be tough involving a lot of physical activity in a playing area. Playing basketball links team sport playing with all players on the court flooring. All athletes playing basketball need to run a lot and dribble the ball simultaneously. This involves a lot of muscle and bone flexibility, this is only possible if the court playing area is made from a good flooring. A playing area indoor or outdoor area for a basketball game whether international basketball, college basketball, school basketball or real professional basketball. The challenge with basketball revolves around its ability to bounce. When athletes play a team sport like basketball, the ball bounces and hit the flooring of the basketball court. This momentum is transferred into another form and absorbed by the court flooring. This means that the athlete needs to put more exertion on the basketball to maintain the flow of bounce and bounce height. The type of indoor area or outdoor area flooring for a basketball court playing area can seriously impact the game performance. As proved above more energy needs to be diverted to the hand and therefore an athlete may lose a lot of game endurance like this. Better designed floorings offer a high game endurance on indoor or outdoor court playing areas built for playing basketball.

Indoor and outdoor basketball

It doesn't make a difference if you are purchasing indoor or outdoor, College basketball, school basketball, equipment for basketball or basketball nets. Remember basketball rings are the soul of the game and a durable non-corrosive quality basketball net is mandatory for any basketball tournament, irrelevant of being indoor or outdoor. Leading manufacturers and distributors of basketball courts and flooring such as GO Sportz offers customers a huge pick on quality grade home courts and indoor flooring courts for clubs, schools, and colleges that wish to install premium basketball court floorings. We promise quality with a wide range of designs and accurate installation for athletes to make slam dunk a reality.

Go Sportz basketball floorings

Our high-grade Go Sportz basketball court floorings are patterned to meet international NBA & FIBA standards in safety, durability, and quality for basketball playing areas. We provide convenience, comfort and unique customization options for our clients.

Enhanced team sports basketball performance

Playing basketball can be a brilliant way to exercise, the continuous activity or running and dribbling, jumping, throwing, sliding and sprinting while simultaneously bouncing the basketball with only the hands, proves quite the workout. Whether you choose to ignore it or not, friction plays a very important factor in basketball when it comes to indoor or outdoor basketball-related sports. Basketball is most popular as an indoor basketball tournament and event. Good friction from a basketball court is necessary for passing, running and catching. Also having a good court with no glare and good shock absorption can help build skill and technique on the court while playing on a good quality basketball court flooring. Basketball is known for its high performance, a talented and thrilling game that can be enjoyed by the athlete and the public.

Basketball court floorings

When we use superior grade quality in making materials for all types of basketball installations. We always meet international levels in adherence to the technical specifications and features. To find out more visit the Go Sports website. We are located in Mumbai, India and can handle customization of all basketball courts. We also supply basketball backboards, basketball rings, nets and other equipment. We have tested our basketball court flooring products for quality and optimized surface grip. We also test indoors at our manufacturing facility for a basketball court’s cushioning effect for better shock absorption. This is to reduce injuries and stress to the knee, shin or ankles. We also look to maximize the level of bounce with strong rebound quality being stringently tested indoors in our court floorings manufacturing unit.

We also offer outdoor Basketball flooring with cushioning & grip suitable for outdoor Basketball Courts.

Our wood indoor basketball court floorings are perfect to enhance the gameplay of basketball. With Go Sportz and custom dimensions, you can even design basketball indoor court floorings for your confined space. This is perfect for any basketball courts that need to be set up in a small area with minimum expansion possibilities. Basketball courts designed by us can even get personalized with logos designed on the flooring and attractive appearance. All our basketball court floorings are anti-insect treated so your basketball court flooring is safe for indoor use.

What is the standard recognized specification of a basketball court?

  • Basketball is played on a flooring that is rectangular in shape with a measurement of 84 feet x 50 feet(8m x 15m).
  • The key is the term used to represent the four-sided area around the basketball court.
  • In the narrow far end of the key is the free throw zone awarded to players after a foul.
  • There is a distance of about 2M from the basket backboard to the end line of the basketball court flooring.
  • Athletes who manage to score from outside this line score an extra point. This is why things like clear visible line markings and anti-glare flooring are very important.

Health benefits of playing basketball

  • Throwing the basketball court gives good muscle strength and strengthens the upper body with stronger arms.
  • The same comes with ball dribbling as this allows the exercise of the hands and muscles within.
  • Develops hand and eye coordination.
  • Enhances body flexibility.
  • Accelerated agility
  • Basketball games have also been associated with studies and research showing better skill and mental development and balance boosting for the body.
It is important to know that a good quality sports basketball flooring will surely support all these benefits.

Plus points with Go Sportz

  • Experience
  • Safety
  • Durability
  • Performance
  • Quality Service
  • Ease

Indoor Suitable Surface :-

  • Sports Parquet Flooring
  • Polyurethane Seamles
  • Vinyl System

Go Sportz works with Haro Sports

HARO sports parquet has been approved for first-level competition and is used at Olympic Games and World Cups!

With over 50 years of experience in the manufacture, sale, installation and care of sports floors, from the Olympic Games in Munich 1972 to professional basketball clubs, universities, fitness centres up school sports halls, Haro Sports is a worldwide leader in sports parquet flooring. In India, all the top squash clubs, including the Indian Squash Academy, Chennai, the Siri Fort Complex, New Delhi & various other squash clubs (CCI, Bombay Gymkhana, Delhi Gymkhana, Madras Club, Calcutta Racquets & Squash Club) use the Haro Sports Floor. There are more than 100 courts with the Haro floors installed.

Wood species

HARO sports parquet is available in four different wood species: Canadian Maple, Beech, Ash and Oak, our Fitness Series additionally in African Oak and Merbau. The factory grading displays the natural diversity of the wood’s colour and texture, thus giving a unique look.


It is the quality of the finish that counts. The surface finish is the floor’s actual wear layer. It must be perfectly fitted. HARO offers two different surface finishes. The proven HARO PERMADUR Finish has ideal properties for most sports disciplines and a multi-purpose use of the hall. HARO SST Special Finish with depth impregnation was developed primarily for squash and racquetball courts.

This system consists of a polyurethane-bond granular rubber shockpad which is bonded to the sub floor with a solvent free adhesive. The porous rubber layer is then completely sealed with a polyurethane material. Once this layer has cured, seamless self leveling layers are applied in one of the many color options. A matt top coat is then applied to the surface before finally applying the games line marking for single or multi sport.

  • Point Elastic
  • Area Elastic
  • Combi Elastic
  • Outdoor Polyurethane

Our special heterogeneous PVC floorings posses innovative characteristics, which assure unique advantages to the palyer, both from point of technical details and appearance. A cross-linked polymer system in the wear layer, assures the easy maintenance and high wear resistance in the whole life time of the product.

The PVC flooring can be installed very easily and fast, due to their high flexibility, it needs no periodical maintenance. It is perfect option for places where budget is a constraint but a good sports surface is required.

  • Orasport 45
  • Orasport 60
  • Orasport 80

The PVC flooring is an ideal floor, especially in multi sport areas. Badminton court kits can be designed such that it can be layed temporarily in large halls for a specific period or event.

Outdoor Suitable Surface :-

  • Acrylic System
  • Rubber System

Go Sportz has had the experience of installing more than 30000 square meters of Acrylic Surfaces. We have realized that the installation process is as important as the product itself. Go Sportz adopts a very specific installation process to get the desired results.

Go Sportz works with GreenSet. The company is run by Mr. Javier Sanchez, a former professional player, having played the game at the highest level. With his deep understanding of the requirements of the player, the products have been carefully developed keeping the requirements of all types of players & play. Whether it is a training academy or a national tennis center which hosts International competitions or a Club meant for recreational play, GreenSet offers the appropriate solution.

Acrylics are hard wearing outdoor surfaces are a perfectly suitable for all types of outdoor & multi-sport activities.

Go Sportz exhibits a whole range of innovative rubber flooring systems for the first time in India. Our high quality resilient rubber flooring products are suitable for the recreational and sports surfacing markets. Floor Zone ensures a premium quality surfacing product tailor made for any kind of application.

Single layer system

Our range of Roll Rubber Flooring has excellent features to enhance the look, feel & life of your floor. It is an environmentally friendly, homogenous EPDM/recycled rubber floor covering for areas subject to heavy wear. The durability, flexibility, safety, comfort, slip resistance and aesthetic appeal make it the true perfect solution for both indoor and outdoor applications. With varying recycled rubber & EPDM combinations any budget can be matched.

Product Options :-

  • Oraflex ECO
  • Oraflex UNI
  • Oraflex STO
  • Oraflex SOL

Two layer system

Go Sportz is the first company in India to offer such a system. The advantage of this system is that the base layer can be varied in thickness from 3 mm to 10 mm based on the particular application as well as the budget of the client. This system is suitable for both indoor as well as outdoor application. No special maintenance is required & can be repaired easily, thus enhancing the life of the surface.

This consists of a prefabricated rubber mat with an EPDM layer on top.

Product Options :-

  • Ora”D”6
  • Ora”D”8
  • Ora”D”10

Sandwich system

This system is suited for athletic tracks, but with a slight modification in the way upper layer is cast it can also be used as a multisport outdoor area, where safety of the players (normally children) is of greater importance.

This system consists of a prefabricated rubber mat with an insitu EPDM layer on top

Product Options :-

  • Orawich

Full pour system

This is a poured on site system consisting of SBR granules as a base & a top layer consisting of SBR coloured or EPDM granules.

The advantage of this system is that the thickness of the base as well as top layer can be completely varied depending on the requirement. This is particularly suitable for children’s play areas where a higher thickness & greater shock absorption is required. Being an insitu poured system, it also gives the flexiblity to create patterns & designs.

Product Options :-

  • Orasafe

Rubber Tiles

Designed to attenuate the shock of a child falling from a designated height. Homogenous recycled & synthetic rubber construction that produces a resilient, durable, environmentally safety surface designed to reduce the risk of injury.Available in several models & sizes supplied in a terrific color range to suit any private or public environment.

Certified to ASTM F1292 / EN 1177 / AS/NZSS 1422. Slip Resistant to exceed ADA requirements.

Basic Version - made of black recycled rubber, colored with a pigmented MDI polyurethane binder.

Basic+ Version - made of black recycled rubber, colored with a liquid rubber coating.

Royal Version - made of a black recycled rubber base, covered with a colored EPDM rubber top layer, all bound by a clear MDI polyurethane binder.

Galaxy Version - made of black recycled rubber, colored with sprinkled EPDM rubber granules, all bound by a clear MDI polyurethane binder.

Designer Version - made of a 100% colored Synthetic EPDM Sheet Rubber Top and Recycled Rubber Base

Jazz Version - made of a blend of colored Synthetic EPDM + Black Rubber Sheet Top and Recycled Rubber Base