Setting Up Your Own Basketball Hoop

    Posted by Jeff Hurrle

    Dec 3, 2013 11:24:00 AM

    Basketball hoop

    Basketball is undoubtedly one of the most popular ball sports around; invented in 1891, this sport certainly came a long way and is one of the most lucrative sports played in North America today. It's a game where professionals earn millions and friends enjoy a challenging exercise session. Either way, you will need a decent hoop if you want to enjoy this energetic game to its fullest. 

    Choose Your Game 

    Before you buy your hoop, decide where you want to use it. You can play inside or outside, allowing you to choose between a portable, wall-mounted or in-ground hoop. Portable hoops are secured by a large plastic container that you can fill with water or sand. It's much easier to assemble than other alternatives but of course not as stable. 

    Wall-mounted hoops are attached with a bracket to the wall and since they don't have a pole, you can easily fit the hoop above your garage door. Keep in mind that these hoops are very convenient but not very sturdy as other options. 

    If you want to enjoy this sport outside, you will benefit from an in-ground hoop. An in-ground hoop is a bit harder to install but they are very sturdy and will last for years at a time. This is the best option for a permanent setup. 

    Benefits of an In-Ground Basketball Hoop 

    An in-ground hoop is usually cemented into the ground, or bolted into an anchor plate that is secured to the cement floor. This gives a sturdy and durable structure that will last for years - providing that you install a high quality hoop. If you spend a little more and buy an NBA quality hoop, you will have something that will last for years. 

    Choose Your Backboard 

    The backboard material is probably one of the most important factors when choosing a basketball hoop. Some of your choices will include molded plastic, glass, aluminum and steel. Glass backboards are among the best in the industry and it is by far your best choice in terms of durability, which is why we offer top quality glass backboards at Sports Systems. 

    Keep in mind that there are different sizes available when it comes to backboards; choose on that will suit your needs. The NBA standard is 72 inches wide and 42 inches high, with the board being half an inch thick. This is a great guideline to go with. 

    Where Will the Ball Go? 

    This is very important! If you miss the shot, where will the ball go? You need to choose wisely when it comes to your playing area, especially if you are installation the hoop at home. Make sure that there is enough room around you to play and that you are not too close to the neighbors either. Sports Systems is a leading provider of basketball hoops, backboards and accessories. Visit our product pages to find out more about our high quality materials and affordable prices.

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    Topics: Basketball Equipment, Sports Equipment


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