If you’ve always wanted to be able to practice hoops at home, you’d be pleased to know that there are a huge range of options to choose from. There are in-ground, wall-mounted and free-standing options to choose from, depending on what’s feasible.
Obviously in-ground options would be ideal, as other options probably wouldn’t hold so well to you hanging on to the hoop after scoring a shot. However, wall-mounted and free-standing options are great if you don’t want to worry too much about installation and other extra costs.
Here we’ve rounded up some great options for outdoor basketball hoops for 2020, covering a range of options and budgets.
- Lifetime Height Adjustable Portable Basketball System, 44 Inch Backboard, $ 100
This portable free-standing basketball hoop from Lifetime is the best rated outdoor basketball hoop on this list with over 3,000 reviews and a 4.5 star rating. It has a telescoping height adjustment mechanism as you can adjust from 7.5 ft to 10 ft in 6 inch increments.
The base has a capacity of 27 gallons which you can fill with water or sand for stability. It also features a 44’’ high density polyethylene backboard, which can withstand high impact forces.
It features an 18 inch steel hoop and the body can withstand the harshest weather. The warranty for this product is 5 years. View this product on Amazon.
- Lifetime 32" Youth Portable Basketball Hoop, $ 90
This freestanding basketball hoop from Lifetime is one of the most economical and highest rated of the outdoor basketball hoops on this list. It is a great choice for those looking for something smaller and economical.
The height adjustability ranges from 5.5 ft to 7.5 ft using its telescopic adjustment rod. The base has a volume of 10 gallons which you can fill with sand or water. The high density polyethylene backboard is 32’’, so this is quite a bit smaller than the previous option from Lifetime. The 15’’ rim is made from rust and weather resistant steel.
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- SKLZ Pro Mini Hoop Basketball System with Adjustable-Height Pole and 7-Inch Ball, $ 121.49
If you want an outdoor basketball hoop that is also kid-friendly, this outdoor hoop from SKLZ is a great choice. The height adjustability ranges from 3.5 ft to 7 ft. This is also a great investment if you want your kids to grow up playing basketball, as you can adjust the height as they grow taller. It is free-standing with a base that can be filled with sand or water, with wheels for easy movement.
It features a 14.5’’ steel rim that is spring loaded and springs back to its original position after a shot. It also comes with a 7 inch basketball. The backboard is 33’’ and constructed from strong, shatter-resistant polycarbonate.
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4) Lifetime 71525 Adjustable In-Ground Basketball Hoop (54-Inch Polycarbonate), $ 399.99
This is another great product from Lifetime and is also a top-rated, best-selling item. This free-standing outdoor basketball hoop features an extra wide 55’’ polycarbonate backboard, and you can adjust the height from 7 ft to 10 ft. You can extend the backboard by 22’’.
The base has a very large volume of 35 gallons that you can fill with sand or water. This is larger than the two previous products from Lifetime. So, this is a choice for those looking for a very strong and durable basketball hoop that can withstand extremely high impact forces.
The body and pole is made from very durable, strong and weather-resistant material. The graphics are also quite weather-resistant and don't fade easily. The hoop is made from powder-coated steel.
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5) Silverback 54" In-Ground Basketball Hoop, $ 749.95
This is an in-ground outdoor basketball hoop from Silverback is the ideal choice for those wanting to practice hard. The anchor bolt mounting system transmits the strength from the concrete onto the goal body. It also allows you to remove and move it afterward if you want.
The height adjustability ranges from 7.5ft to 10ft. The tempered glass backboard is super strong and can withstand the highest of impact forces. The body is made from strong powder coated steel. You also get a 5-year warranty from Silverback with this option.
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6) Silverback NXT 54" Wall Mounted Adjustable-Height Basketball Hoop with QuickPlay Design, $ 399.95
This wall-mounted outdoor basketball hoop is slightly on the pricier side of wall-mounted basketball hoops. However, it makes up for it with easy assembly and incredible mechanical strength, with a warranty of 5 years.
The height adjustability ranges from 7.5 ft to 10 ft, which is similar to in-ground and freestanding options. This can be set and locked using the steel actuator. The rim flexes and springs back into position after heavy shots. The frame is made from strong, rigid powder coated steel.
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There are various great types of outdoor basketball hoops out there, to suit various needs. If you like ones that are easily moved, free-standing hoops with wheel assemblies are great options. If you want options that can stand much bigger impact forces, in-ground and wall-mounted options are for you. However these ones are more expensive.