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48 in. Courtside Portable Basketball Hoop

Model: 1531


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48 in. Courtside Portable Basketball Hoop

48 in. Courtside Portable Basketball Hoop


Lifetime’s Courtside basketball hoop is a portable basketball system with a 31 gal. rollerbase that is filled with sand or water to provide stability. No cement installation required. Water is easier to manage as far as filling, moving, and draining the base. Sand provides more rigidity, is more suitable if you want your system to withstand higher winds, aggressive play, and leaking. (System has been tested to withstand up to 40 mph winds when properly filled with water). This system features a spring-back Slam-It® rim and a Quick Adjust II® height adjustment mechanism which allows you to easily raise or lower the backboard with a broomstick or pole. The Lifetime Courtside basketball hoop is built with top-quality materials and innovative design features. The 48" shatter proof backboard is made of Makrolon®polycarbonate, making it virtually unbreakable, and fade resistant graphics. The pole structure is made of powder-coated steel to resist rusting and weather erosion. Enjoy many years of great exercise and friendly competition with the Lifetime Courtside basketball hoop! Made in USA from US and imported parts. Assembly required. Covered by a 5 yr. limited factory warranty in US and Canada.

For more information about assembly, read the Owner's Manual Sample.


  • 5-Year Limited Warranty
  • All-Weather Net
  • Fade-Resistant Graphics
  • Heavy-Duty Portable Base
  • Quick Adjust® II Adjustment
  • Shatterproof Fusion™ Backboard
  • Slam-It® Rim


Model 1531
Adjustment Increments 4 in. (10,16 cm)
Adjustment Range 8 ft. - 10 ft. (2,4 m - 3,0 m)
Adjustment Type Quick Adjust® II
All-Weather Net Weight 70 g
Backboard Size 48 in. (121,9 cm)
Backboard Surface Polycarbonate
Backboard Type Shatterproof Fusion™
Base Dimensions 46.6 in. x 30.0 in. x 8.2 in. (118,3 x 76,2 x 20,8 cm)
Base Size 31-Gallon
Base Type Courtside
Pole Size 3 in. (7,62 cm) Round
Rim Slam-It®
Surface Thickness 0.09 in. (2.5 mm)
Warranty 5-Year Limited

Assembly & Manuals


Courtside, 48 in. Shatterproof Fusion, Quick Adjust® II is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good value, Good Quality, Easy to Adjust Easy to assemble, excellent instruciont book, easy to follow showing pictures on how to do. Excellent quality of materials, allen tool supplied to assemble. Great looking, compare to units selling for much more. Nice feature of "Slam Dunk" spring loaded hoop. Initial set-up I used water in base, easy fill. Changed to sand before Winter set in. Can leave filled with a 50/50 water\ antifreeze mixture, but felt safer to use sand instead. Easy to empty water and no problem to fill with sand. Purchased for use by my Grandson and his friends including me.
Date published: 2011-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Durable Bought this hoop reading that it was durable and sure enough it is. Wind blew it over and it is still completely intact. Only problem is a little top heavy but once you fill it with something you're good.
Date published: 2014-07-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Great After buying, assembling, disassembling, and returning the 44inch model 90023 I did a TON of extra research and bought the 90770 model. Best decision ever! Although less expensive systems like the 90023 are decent, the backboard is cheap and flimsy plexi. Shots off the backboard were SUPER loud and the base leaked water day 1. Do yourself a favour and go with a more expensive model with 3mm plexi and metal backboard frame. I got the 90770 for a clearance price from Costco of $250 CAD and it retails from Lifetime for $450 USD. It took a almost 3hrs to assemble with my 10 yr old son. The quality is amazing especially compared to the cheaper models. The backboard shots do make noise but it is a quality sounding one. I wanted the ability to move the net down to the road each use, and although it is very heavy (base with H2O) I am able to move it myself. Sounds like all bases will fail/ leak in time but I will just switch to sand if that happens.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from so far so good I bought this hoop about a month ago. Since it was late fall and now winter, I haven't had a lot of time using it. It was a little difficult putting it together, but I did it myself. I'm sure it would be easier with two people. My biggest complaint is that I had planned to put sand in the base. I bought 7 bags and started the process of filling the base. It was impossible to do. The size of the opening and the angle of filling simply cannot be accomplished. If you find a funnel that fits the opening, the opening becomes too small due to the volume of the funnel itself. I called and was told that I could put water in instead. I was concerned about the base freezing and splitting as it was already mid-November in New England. I was assured that it was designed to accommodate the expanding ice. I hope this is the case. I got this for my own personal use for shooting baskets. I will not be hanging on the rim as I am 5' 7" and 66 years old. It seems sturdy enough for my use and I wanted a large backboard.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Basketball hoop part This basketball hoop is excellent. Had to take it apart and relocate. Lost the spacers for the hoop and Lifetime rep was so helpful and got me the correct pieces. Thank you for the great service and product.
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic hoop This hoop has held up great in all four seasons! 4 years old and still holding up strong.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Customer Service We bought this last year and it is a great product.
Date published: 2017-07-08
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Is it possible to purchase a replacement base for this and what would be the cost.

Asked by: Chris
Replacement parts are available and can be ordered through our Customer Service department. Our Customer Service team can be reached at 800-225-3865 or by email at customerservice@lifetime.com. Customer service hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (MT).
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-04-03

My hoop has never reached the full ten feet in height. The bolt that locks the backboard in place won't go past the third highest setting. Everything was installed exactly by the manual. What can I do to reach the highest setting?

Asked by: Gavin02
I apologize about the adjustment issues you are experiencing with your system. For assistance in resolving your issue please contact our customer service team at 800-225-3865 or by email at customerservice@lifetime.com. Customer service hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (MT).
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-05-06

What would i need to do if I want to install Lifetime 1531 in ground with sleeve. Would I need pole extension?

Asked by: JaiM
Unfortunately we would not recommend converting this unit to an in-ground system and we do not have parts compatible to do so. This model of system comes with a 3" diameter pole and we do not have parts for anything smaller than a 3.5" diameter pole.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-09-22

The rim is not level; it goes up hill so to speak.  Does this mean the rim is damaged or we have it installed incorrectly/tightened the screws to much.  

Asked by: EveG
Loosen the nuts that hold the springs on. That should help.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2017-03-02

What type of sand is recommended to fill the base? We tried all-purpose sand, with a funnel, but it repeatedly clogged at the two-inch hole.

Asked by: Mike22
We recommend using dry sand to fill the base.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-09-18

I bought a Lifetime basketball net (portable from K-Mart a couple years ago. Recently my AKQ inner bar broke. I need a replacement ASAP but I don't know where I can purchase one at. Can someone please help me?

Asked by: Rick007
You can order replacement parts at customercare@lifetime.com or call in at 800-225-3865.
Answered by: jlsalmond
Date published: 2015-04-25

What is the weight of this system?

Asked by: ktbasketball
Approximately 68lbs with an empty base.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2013-12-09

 have misplaced my assembly instructions for the model 90168.  Is there a PDF version that I can down load.  Thanks.

Asked by: bobbyjim
Yes there is. You can go to lifetime.com and download it there.
Answered by: jlsalmond
Date published: 2015-04-28
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