Basketball's oldest court in existence is not in the United States, the country where the sport was invented, it's in the basement of a YMCA in Paris. The court was designed and built in 1895, four years after basketball became a thing in Springfield, Mass. The court is made of Hungarian oak installed in a herringbone pattern. Although the wood, more than a century later, is still in near-perfect condition, the glue beneath the boards is coming undone. The floor definitely needs some work, says the facility director, just like most wood floor pros' basketball skills.
Basketball Court at Paris YMCA is the World's Oldest
Courtesy YMCA Paris
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