Whether you’re playing to compete or just for fun, it’s important to get the right basketball equipment.
When choosing a basketball, two important considerations are size and material. Basketballs come in a variety of sizes, including women’s regulation size, men’s regulation size and mini. When selecting a size, consider who will be playing and the size of your hoop.
Basketballs are usually made from leather, synthetic leather or rubber. Leather basketballs are very durable but shouldn’t get wet, so they should only be used in indoor courts. Synthetic leather basketballs are similar to leather balls but less expensive and are also designed for indoor use. Rubber basketballs are weatherproof and can be used indoors or out.
When choosing a basketball hoop, consider whether you’ll be using it indoors or outdoors, whether you want it to be a permanent fixture in your home and who will be playing. Use an in-ground mount or a wall mount if you expect to keep the hoop in place, or choose a portable basketball hoop if you want to be able to move it easily from driveway to street. If you have children of different ages or want a hoop that will grow with your child, an adjustable basketball hoop is a great choice.
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