You want your kids to be playing safely around the house, whether they’re playing soccer, baseball, football, or basketball. Speaking of which, did you know that basketball is one of the healthiest sports a child can play to develop a strong bone structure from an early age? What’s great about basketball hoops is that they take less space than soccer/hockey goals for example while ensuring that they have as much fun as possible without endangering their health in any way.
There are two main categories of basketball hoops for kids: hoop systems(equipped with a backboard, rim, and a base), and mini hoops that you hang on your door. Over the next few minutes, we will take a closer look at ten of the best basketball hoops for kids on the market today, be them hoop systems or mini hoops.
10Little Tikes Adjust and Jam Pro Basketball Set
This adjustable hoop has five different settings to create the right amount of challenge for your kids. As your kids grow, you will be able to re-adjust the hoop to better fit your children’s needs, be them toddlers or tweens. It is the perfect basketball hoops to help your kids develop good motor skills from an early age, especially due to how compact and lightweight it is. Although, you might have to find a way keep the base down somehow because of how lightweight the entire system is.
9Little Tikes Adjust ‘N Jam Basketball Set
Adjust ‘N Jam Basketball Set from Little Tikes is a sturdy kids basketball set, perfect for any small children who show an active interest in basketball. It has five different adjustable settings to choose from, to help you create the right amount of challenge for your kids. It features a breakaway rim, a base that must be weighted with 50 lbs of sand for stability, and a junior-sized soft basketball for convenience.
8Tekk Nate Robinson Monster Jam Mini Hoop
This is one of the strongest, most durable kids hoops on the market. It features an 18×12-inch shatterproof polycarbonate backboard that is about two times thicker than most backboards featured by kids hoops. It also features a strong rim designed to resemble real pro-basketball rims in every way. It is a solid steel spring-loaded pro rim that isn’t likely to break anytime soon. Also, the system comes with a 5-inch high-grade basketball with a ball pump.
7Step2 Shootin’ Hoops Junior Basketball Set
Designed to grow along with your children, Step2 Shootin’ Hoops can easily adjust to four different sizes. Its adjustable rim adjusts in six-inch increments from 30 inches to 48 inches, without using any tools whatsoever. This particular set also includes a large backboard and a sturdy rim with a real woven net. We should also point out that its base features two built-in drink holders that can be used for ball storage just as well.
6Little Tikes 622243M Attach in Play Basketball Set
This particular set can be easily installed over doors in just a matter of minutes. It is a fully adjustable basketball set that you can re-adjust to any of 3 different heights better fits your children’s needs. It also includes a junior basketball and a net fold for easy storage to make the set easier to move around or store. Despite the fact that it is an over-the-door set, its breakaway rim is surprisingly strong, allowing your kids to dunk at will.
5Spalding NBA Slam Jam Over-The-Door Mini Basketball Hoop
The NBA Slam jam Over-the-door Mini Basketball Hoop is a 1/4 scale replica of an actual NBA backboard. As a matter of fact, it retains the design features and color of NBA Logoman in great detail. It comes equipped with a 4-inch rubber basketball that is also designed to feature the NBA official logo. As for the hooking system, this set comes with padded door hooks that won’t cause any long-lasting damage to your doors.
4Lifetime Youth Height Adjustable Portable Basketball System
Molded from high-density polyethylene, the backboard of this particular basketball set is one of the strongest out there. In fact, most of this set’s components are designed to be sturdy and durable. For instance, its classic rim is supported by a solid steel ring with half-inch braces and double-compression springs. It also features a telescoping pole that allows you to adjust the height of the rim according to your children’s needs.
3Fisher-Price I Can Play Basketball
I Can Play Basketball from Fisher-Prince is one of the highest-standard hoops for kids money can buy. Not only is it made from some of the strongest materials possible, but it will cost you a lot less than any other system of similar quality. It features an easy to attach ball return scoop that allows your kids yo practice free throw skills without having to chase the ball afterward. It is also fully adjustable, allowing you to shift between its four different height settings as your kids grow.
2SKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop
This is an indoor miniature basketball hoop that looks and feels just like a genuine outdoor hoop. It even features an 18×12-inch clear shatterproof polycarbonate backboard designed to be just as sturdy as it is sleek. Furthermore, it features a pro-grade, spring-action breakaway steel rim that allows your kids to perform real small dunks without the fear of it breaking at any point. Also, it comes with a 5-inch diameter pro mini hoop basketball for convenience
1Lifetime Pro Court Height Adjustable Portable Basketball System
Lifetime 1221 Pro Court is a fully portable, height-adjustable basketball system with a strong 44-inch backboard. It features a telescoping mechanism that allows you to adjust its height anywhere between 7.5 to 10 feet via 6-inch increments. At its base, stands a 27-gallon compartment that you can fill with water or sand to provide the stability that this set requires not to fall over at any point. Last but not least, it features a UV-protected, high-density polyethylene construction that resists any form of cracking and an 18-inch black solid steel rim with 1.5-inch steel braces.