The safest option to consider when installing your basketball hoop is to select a hoop with a 5’ overhang. This allows you to set the main pole one foot off the playing area and still have a regulation 4’ from the baseline. Another important measurement to consider is how much available space is behind the main pole of the basketball hoop.
This hoop will last you a long time and is especially well-suited for kids or ...
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Overhang is the distance between the front of the post and the front of the backboard. All Goalrilla goals have an overhang of 2 1/2’ to 4’. Typically, the deeper the overhang, the better, as the post is pushed back and removed from the playing area. The shorter the overhang, the more likely players are to run into the post during play.
Once you have picked the correct general area to install your in ground basketball goal, consider the overhang of the unit. Most basketball systems have anywhere from 18” to 60” of distance from the post to backboard. As a general rule, it is good to maximize the overhang over the court.
The overhang or extension is the distance between the face of the backboard and the face of the ...
This will be the largest safe play area you'll see. The benefit here is that you can get a true regulation overhang (defined as the distance from the baseline to the front of the backboard) which is 4' while still moving the pole outside of the playing area.
Overhang is the distance between the back of the backboard and the front of the pole. A larger overhang will give the player more room, and hence more room to enjoy a real court experience.
Around 20 feet of paved surface would be a decent amount of room to install a hoop with enough overhang so that you're not running into the pole while having enough space for a regulation foul shot of 15 ft.