Basketball hoops can be conveniently bought online and can also be delivered to the desired locations of the buyers. There are two types of basketball hoops that can be purchased for backyard basketball court installation – the stand alone units and mountable units. The standalone units come with a stand on which the basketball hoops and boards are prefixed. These units are the more popular choice for buyers because of the ease of installation. These units can be assembled easily and can be placed at the desired location. These ready to be used units are designed as per standard dimensions and provide
the buyers with the exact simulation of professional game play. The added advantage with these units is that they can also be customized and modified as per the requirements of the users. The height of the stand can be adjusted – it can be decreased or increased as the user desires. This feature enables users to use the same unit for backyard basketball players of different ages. The more advanced units are also portable; they can be folded and carried to any place. The basketball hoops are made out of standard materials like metal for the stands and hoops and fiberglass for the boards.
Lightweight materials are also used in some versions of the standalone units and these enhance the durability of the hoops. The mountable basketball hoops contain only the board and hoops; they do not have the stand. These units will have to be installed on a vertical surface like a wall. The units will have to be manually fixed onto the vertical surfaces and so are not flexible and portable. Since there is no stand for the hoops, users will have to manually determine the height at which these hoops are fixed. These units are cheaper and are ideal for people who do not mind the manual installation process. For people with a tight budget, basketball hoops can be individually purchased and installed on walls, without the backboards and stand. The individual hoops may not provide the ideal play ambience as they do not have the backboards, which are vital for the rebound aspects of the basketball game. However, there are many indoor basketball court installations that use the hoops on a wall surface, especially in coaching centers and community arenas. These can also be successfully used by people with space constraints in their backyards.