Choosing Your Portable Basketball System
Quality Hoops offers a variety of portable basketball systems and portable basketball hoops for sale. At first glance, choosing a portable system might seem overwhelming, but we’ve made it easy for you to find the one that’s right for you. Simply check the options that fit what you’re looking for and we will provide the results that match your specifications.
If you aren’t sure exactly what you need, there’s no need to worry. We’ve compiled a list of questions you can ask yourself to make your choice easier.
How much room do you have?
You need to know how much room you have for the base of the system.
For example, regulation standard requires the backboard to be four feet back from the baseline, and the base needs to be set 18 inches back from the baseline. If you’re offering recreational or pee-wee league games, you might be able to set the base closer to the baseline, but we still recommend allowing five to six feet between the baseline and the wall to account for the size of the base.
Where will the portable system be located?
Considering where your portable basketball system will be placed will help you to determine what kind of material you want for your backboard.
If you’re planning to place your portable basketball system indoors, you may want to choose a tempered glass backboard. Tempered glass is the standard for professional, college, and high school basketball games.
If you’re planning to place your portable basketball system outside, however, you may want to take the environment into consideration. If the basketball system will be close to gravel or near a baseball field, for example, an acrylic backboard may be more ideal for you since tempered glass backboards can break if hit with hard objects such as baseballs or rocks. However, acrylic backboards tend to become cloudy if they sit in direct sunlight over extended periods of time.
What size backboard do you want?
The backboard widths we offer are 36″, 44″, 48″, 54″, 60″, and 72″. Regulation calls for a 42″ X 72″ inch backboard, so in that case you would opt for a system with a 72″ backboard. Institutional gameplay requires either a 60″ or 72″ backboard. If you want a smaller backboard and won’t be hosting higher level competitive games, then you might consider one of our smaller backboards.
Here at Quality Hoops, we are proud to provide you with durable, reliable, and practical solutions to your basketball needs. All our portable basketball hoops for sale are designed to resist wear and tear, as well as be reliable for years to come.
Please contact us if you have any questions or would like help deciding which portable basketball system is right for you.