If you’re setting up a permanent hoop and you don’t want to drill any holes in your yard, you can place it on an existing pole or fence. If you’re setting up a portable hoop and don’t want to carry it with you, just find a flat surface that’s level.
Setting Up Your Hoop
Once you’re ready, the next step is to figure out the size of the hole you’re going to need for your pole. You’ll need a hole that’s at least six inches wider than the diameter of the pole itself.
This means that if your basketball hoop has a three-inch diameter, your hole should be at least nine inches wide.
Preparing the Ground
If the ground is uneven and there’s no way for both ends of the pole to touch ground even with this wide opening, we recommend using sandbags or adding dirt under one end of the pole for stability. If there are nearby trees or other objects that could create an obstacle for players, take those into consideration as well as possible obstructions as well as nearby buildings or homes when determining where to set up your hoop.