How to Choose the Right Home Hoop

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If you think all basketball hoops are created equal, think again. From the thickness of the backboard to the materials used in its construction, there are a number of factors to consider when shopping for a home hoop. Here are some tips to help guide you down the right path.

Size It Up:

First things first: where do you want your home hoop to go? After you pick your spot, measure the width of the court. This info will come in handy when it’s time to choose the size of your backboard. NBA and NCAA backboards are 72 inches wide by 42 inches tall. To accommodate smaller courts, Monster Hoops also offers backboards in 60-inch-wide and 54-inch-wide varieties. If you want to know the full dimensions of an NBA court, here’s a helpful diagram.

Choose Your Style:

Home hoops come in two main categories: wall-mounted and in-ground. The best option for you depends on the size and location of your court. If the hoop will go on a narrow driveway with a garage or shed, a wall-mounted hoop is probably the best choice. If it’s going on a wide driveway with sufficient space, an in-ground hoop might be the better option.

Built to Last:

The thickness of the pole often reflects the durability and overall quality of the home hoop. Generally speaking, the thicker the pole, the better it will hold up over time. Our in-ground hoop poles are 6 by 6 inches, AKA exceptionally sturdy. They also feature a hot dip galvanized and black powder-coated finish that’s engineered to resist elemental damage.

Backboard Composition:

You know how the ball bounces differently off some backboards than others? It’s not you … it’s the thickness and material composition of the backboard. Sport Court backboards are made of ½ inch high-quality tempered glass, the same used in professional and college arenas. They deliver a nice, crisp, predictable bounce with little vibration. And they’re built to withstand all of the banked (or clanked) shots you take.


Whether the home hoop is for young kids still learning the game, or adults who want to dunk like Kobe despite not having his hops, it’s always nice when the height of your hoop can be seamlessly adjusted. While all hoops should default to the standard height of 10 feet, a good hoop will also lower all the way to 6.5 feet like Sport Court’s hoop systems do.

The Final Word:

Now that you know what to look for in a home hoop, you can make a smart, informed decision. We hope that you’ll choose Sport Court. Our products are not only professional quality, they also boast a striking design you’ll be proud to show off at your home.

Take a look at our full product line and start shopping today.

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