Want to Buy a Basketball Hoop? 3 Things to Consider
Basketball is not only entertaining to watch; it’s incredibly fun to play, too. Shooting hoops is a great cardiovascular workout and can help improve your eye-hand coordination. With all these benefits, why wouldn’t you want to buy a basketball hoop for your home? Wait—not so fast! Buying and installing a hoop involves more than just acquiring a net and a ball. At Backyard Adventures of Iowa, an outdoor recreation store in Urbandale, there are plenty of models to choose from, and the team of outdoor professionals wants to ensure you find the perfect hoop for your home.
Here are three factors to consider:
- Location, Location, Location: Where do you plan to put your new basketball hoop? A long, flat driveway is the ideal place to play, but not all homes are set up that way. Make sure you have enough room for both the hoop and the players.
- Flexible Or Permanent: Do you need to move your basketball hoop around or do you plan to keep it in one place? Movable models have built-in wheels so you can create a basketball court wherever you go. Keep in mind that movable models often have large bases and take up more space. In-ground hoops stay in place, which is helpful for more aggressive players, but they require cement installation, which is permanent.
- Basketball Backboards: Different basketball hoops have different backboards. Clear acrylic is a great playing surface for intermediate ballers. Those who plan to play at the next level should consider a shatterproof design. These models—made of tempered glass—can withstand aggressive play and rebounding.
Once you have a better idea of what you need, it’s time to head over to Backyard Adventures of Iowa to make your purchase. Team members can help you choose the best basketball hoop for your home. While you’re there, take a look at their wide selection of wooden play sets, grills, and patio furniture. There’s something for everyone at Iowa’s best outdoor recreation store. Call (515) 270-2433 to speak to a friendly sales associate or check out the website for more information.