Top 5 Best Basketball Hoops

Everyone knows that practice makes perfect, and this is equally true in basketball. To improve, you must work at it. While the game is all important, and moving around the court is vital, it is shooting baskets that make the team win. So, it makes sense that the better you are at shooting baskets, the more successful the team will be. There are many types of in ground basketball hoops available, and here we have showcased the five best in ground basketball hoops. If at all possible, try to test them out before you buy as they are an expensive investment – although one that will pay off in the long run.

1. Goalrilla GS54 Basketball Hoop

The reputation of Goalrilla is that they make them tough! That’s exactly what they have made here. This hoop is not only attractive to look at but solid and tough. The visibility is excellent and the rebounding consistent across the glass. This is also one of the most compact in place steel poles to install. Very easy to set up and adjust. In fact, it is so easy to adjust the levels that a kid could manage it with no problem. The lower hoop, stand, backboards and rim are all very sturdy and shown to hold up to constant play. You’ll find that the padding at the base works well to stop any contact injuries that may happen. The whole affair is waterproof and not affected by inclement weather.

2. Spalding NBA In-Ground Basketball System - 60" Aluminium Trim Glass Backboard

Spalding prides itself on making some of the best basketball hoops in ground and this one is no different. You’ll notice that it not only looks sturdy, but feels that way. It is durable and has a professional look to it. The glass is 60” and lined with a steel frame, meaning that you can play as hard as you like, and it will not be damaged. Even bad weather will make no effect on it. The traditional Spalding U-lift system means that the rim height can be adjusted from 7.5’ to 10’. The rim is heavy duty and supportive enough even for competitive play.

3. Bison Ultimate Outdoor Glass System

Bison states that this is the closest thing to gymnasium quality that you can find. The glass backboard is 49” x 72” and the 6” square pole system includes a safety pole and backboard padding. Bison must be pretty sure of their products because they come with a lifetime guarantee on the backboard, and a one year limited warranty on the other parts. The whole system looks and feels sturdy, and professional, and will look great on any drive-way!

4. Silverback In-Ground Basketball System with Tempered Glass Backboard

This in ground hoop has a 60” tempered glass backboard and a pro-style breakaway rim, which means that the hoop will stay firmly in place throughout the game. You can adjust the rim from between 7.5’ to 10’. The hoop comes with a 1” thick pole foam pad as well as a backboard pad. You’ll find that the pole is rust resistant and zinc-coated to extra protection against the weather. This basketball hoop comes with an anchor bolt mounting system which, while giving you the stability of being set in concrete, also means that you can remove it if you move homes.

5. Lifetime 71281 In Ground Power Lift Basketball System, 52 Inch Shatterproof Backboard

This system is constructed of weather resistant materials. The Makrolon Polycarbonate ensures that the backboard is almost impossible to break. The backboard has a steel frame around it which improves the rigidity. The powerlift system means that you can adjust the height by just squeezing a handle. This is their selling point as you can use the system for years as the family is growing. The basketball goal has a steel frame, which is weather resistant. This hoop also comes in a portable set up. It is a very professional looking system, and very well made, ready to stand up to many years of playing.


While you are sure to find many in ground basketball hoops available, a point to consider is that you should try before you buy. This is an expensive item which you are hoping will last you for a good many years, so it makes sense to compare and shop around before laying out money. Every person you talk to about a basketball hoop in ground will have their own idea of which is the best. This may or may not work for you, so find somewhere that stocks the ones you like, try them and then decide. Then order one, install it, and get playing!