How to choose basketball backboards and hoops

Love and play basketball regularly? Here's a guide to help you chohose the ideal basketball hoop or backboard in the event you want to buy one of your own!

Choosing a standing basketball hoop or a basketball backboard should be made according to several criteria: mounting ability, age, mounting types, adjustability and level of practice. Read on to find out more!

1. Mounting ability

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    Standing backboards

    Whether they are fixed, weighted by sand or water, or mobile and thanks to their wheels, our basketball hoops are adjustable in height from 0.90M to the official 3.05M height.

    They can be easily assembled or disassembled with or without tools.

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    Wall-mounted hoops

    Our wall-mounted hoops can be hung on poles and/or fixed to the wall.

    Our innovative "THE HOOP" series can even be installed on any tree or pole and is easily transportable to take it on vacation or to the park!

2. Age of player

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Standing hoops from 3 to 10 years old

If you are looking for a basketball hoop for a child between 3 and 10 years old, you should opt for a standing backboard with a height adjustment system. 

For the little ones, there is no official height, so you can choose the height that suits them, often between 0.9m and 2.2m.

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Standing hoops from 10 years old to adult age

After 10 years old, young people most often play on basketball hoops of up to 3.05m (official size), like adults. 

Whether you are a beginner or you plan to join the big leagues, our basketball hoops will adapt perfectly to your level!

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Wall-mounted hoops between 3 to 10 years old

There are also wall-mounted hoops suitable for children from 3 to 10 years old, whether for indoor or outdoor use.

For some backboards, you can opt to add a wall bracket so as to have an adjustable height.

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Wall-mounted hoops from 10 years old to adult age

Our wall-mounted hoops have panels that come with height adjustments thanks to wall fixing. 

The goal is for the whole family to have fun.

3. Mounting types

There are different types of assembly with or without tools:



    Discover our range of basketball backboards that can be assembled and disassembled without the need for tools.


    With tools provided

    Discover a selection of basketball hoops/backbaords that can be easily assembled and disassembled with the tools provided, by one or two people.


    Tools not provided

    Note that there is a selection of basketball hoops/backboards that can be assembled and disassembled by one or two people.

    Tools are not provided with the product for this range.

4. Adjustability

There are different types of adjustments with or without tools:

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    Height adjustment with tools not provided

    Note that it is possible to adjust the height of certain backboards. Tools are not supplied for this range.

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    Crank adjustment

    Featuring a new crank in our B900 Basketball Hoop, you can adjust the height of your backboard up to 3m high.

5. Level of practice

There is a range available according to your level of play:



    You play on average once a week in leisure.



    You play once or twice a week for leisure, in a club, or in competition.



    You play at least 3 times a week in leisure and/or competition.

We hope you found this article useful in aiding in your basketball backboard and/or basketball hoop purchase.

Practice makes perfect, so we highly recommend you to get one to shoot hoops at home.

Have fun!

How to Choose a Basketball Hoop and Backboard?

Written by: ellysa jamaludin

Team sports digital sports leader, decathlon singapore

Once you discover basketball, you're never gonna look back.

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