The best backboard size for your needs is typically a function of budget, space, and quality. For small court sizes - i.e. most driveways and fronts of homes - larger backboards can look awkward in the front yard. Typically, customers with this type of basketball court setup will opt for a backboard no larger than 50 inches wide. In some cases, driveways can be particularly large. If you are able to fit a full, high-school-size half court (42 feet L x 50 feet W) in your driveway, a larger backboard will look much better. This is also the case with most any backyard sport court. Most sport courts, even ones smaller than high school dimensions look just fine with just about any size backboard. Concerning budget, larger backboards are going to be more expensive than smaller backboards. Lastly, the playing experience can be greatly affected by the backboard size. A more advanced basketball player will find it frustrating shooting on a smaller backboard; whereas a beginning or casual basketball player will likely not mind shooting on a smaller backboard nearly as much. Feel free to contact us with any questions about these system at 866-308-5484.