Not all basketball games are played in a gym setting. For instance, many churches, community and rec centers can host a variety of games as well. When you are looking for basketball hoops for these locations, keep in mind that the space will be used for other purposes as well.
Since a church or a rec center is a multi-purpose location, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to try to install a wallmount basketball hoop unless games and tournaments are being held there on a regular basis. There are a number of styles of portable basketball hoops that you can choose from, however.
The RollaSport is a good choice when you know you won’t need to adjust the rim height on a regular basis. The arm can be adjusted by loosening the bolts that attach it to the vertical post if you decide that it needs to be changed. Moving the RollaSport from place to place is easy as well. All you need to do is retract the post and have it allow the unit to lower down to the transport wheel. When you are ready to set it up for a new game, simply bring it back to its usual vertical position.
The Thunder is a portable basketball goal that can be adjusted from 6’6″ to 10′ in height very easily. An adjustment handle located at the back of the unit is used to set it to the level you wish. It comes equipped with a brake to hold it steady during play. To move it to a different location, just release it and it can be moved to its new location on the six roller wheels it is equipped with.
Another option for indoor basketball hoops that can be used in churches and rec centers is the Storm. This is a very sturdy unit that will not tip over, even if players hang off the rim. The rim height can be adjusted from 6′ to 10′ depending on your preference. Heavy foam padding is placed around the front, sides, and back to protect players from getting injured during play.
The Hurricane is billed as a competition-style basketball hoop system. It has a large arm to hold the net in place, which is held steady by an upper and lower boom support. The Hurricane is built to meet National High School Federation and NCAA regulations.
The height can be adjusted quickly and easily by removing a pin on the adjustment rod and raising or lowering the unit as necessary and replacing it. The Hurricane is light enough that it can be raised and lowered or rolled into place by one person, if need be. While you may choose a slightly different model, you’ll still want to make sure that is light enough to move easily.
Choosing portable basketball hoops for churches and rec centers makes a lot of sense. You will need to have a place to store them when they are not being used, but they won’t be taking up valuable space during other events being hosted at either of these types of locations.