In indoor at home basketball court installations, the backboard maybe on the wall. Hence, the backboard overhang will automatically be zero. However, in most backyard basketball court installations, you have some discretion. The smaller the backboard overhang the more room you have for your three-point line. However, the larger the backboard overhang, the more room you have to run behind the backboard. If you are running toward the hoop, you have more space to stop before hitting a fence, landscape border, etc. If possible, for 20’ x 24’ courts we recommend a 2’ backboard overhang. For courts larger than 30’ x 30’, we would recommend a 3’ or larger overhang. To avoid injuries, the ideal overhang size is 4 feet. In addition to a larger overhang, pole padding is always recommended.