Our portable basketball goals are commercial grade and adjustable; some are designed for both indoor and outdoor use. Perfect for school & church gymnasiums.
The first consideration you'll need to address when buying commercial portable basketball goals is space. If you already have your basketball game lines drawn on your court and you have a regulation size court where the backboard protrudes 4' into the playing surface of the court it is important to know the amount of space from your out of bounds line of your court to the nearest wall or obstruction. This information is needed to determine if a portable basketball system will properly fit in your facility. So go ahead and measure the distance from your OB line to the nearest wall this is the maximum amount of space your facility has to fit the base of a portable basketball system, we call this the footprint. Basketball-Goals.com has simplified system selection by listing the minimum footprint requred for each of our portable standards.
Hurricane = 10' 11" Minimum Footprint
Tempest = 8' 3" Minimum Footprint
Storm = 8' Minimum Footprint
Thunder = 5' Minimum Footprint
Fury = 56" Minimum Footprint
Rampage = 54" Minimum Footprint
As you can see from the above table not all gymnasiums are going to be large enough to properly fit the largest of these systems.
Another consideration is regulation or not? Regulation equipment is really only required for those participating in sanctioned play like the NFHS, NCAA or NJCAA competition. These organizations typically require that each facility maintain the same equipment throughout their league, these regulations include; regulation sized 42' x 72" glass backboards, breakaway rims, and some require a certain minimum distance from the backboard to the base of the unit. In the case of having a regulation sized glass backboard only the larger portable hoops have the heft to carry these 200 lb backboards. For the systems listed above only the Hurricane, Tempest, Storm and Thunder systems have this ability.
Another consideration is this a main goal or side court shooting station? Most gymnasiums dont have a lot of room on the sidelines of their courts. Systems that would be good for a main goal would be the Hurricane, Tempest, Storm, or Thunder and for side courts the Rampage, Fury, and Thunder are smart choices. You may have other questions or concerns please give us a call we will be happy to help in any way we can, call 866-892-7277.