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Front Court 50 in. Portable Basketball Hoop

Model: 51544


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Front Court 50 in. Portable Basketball Hoop

Front Court 50 in. Portable Basketball Hoop


The Front Court basketball hoop (portable) comes with a 50 in. Makrolon™ shatter proof backboard with a Slam-It® rim and a Speed Shift® height adjustment feature for easy, one-hand backboard adjustment from 8 ft to 10 ft. One of the advantages with a basketball hoop (portable) is that you simply fill the base with sand or water to provide needed stability. No concrete required! Water is easier to manage as far as filling, moving, and draining the base. System has been tested to withstand up to 40 mph winds when properly filled with water. Sand provides more rigidity, is more suitable if you want your system to withstand higher winds, aggressive play, and leaking. Like all of our basketball systems, the Front Court basketball hoop (portable) is built with top-quality construction and design. The entire system is constructed of weather-resistant materials. The pole structure is made of powder-coated steel to resist rusting and the shatter proof Makrolon® polycarbonate backboard graphics are UV-protected to resist discoloration and peeling. You’ll appreciate the portable advantage of this top-quality basketball hoop! Made in USA from US and imported parts. Full 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
  • Slam-It® Rim
  • Speed Shift® Adjustment
  • Steel-Framed Shatterproof Backboard


Model 51544
Adjustment Increments 6 in. (15,2 cm)
Adjustment Range 8 ft. - 10 ft. (2,4 m - 3,0 m)
Adjustment Type Speed Shift®
All-Weather Net Weight 70 g
Backboard Steel-Framed Shatterproof
Backboard Size 50 in. (127 cm)
Backboard Surface Polycarbonate
Base Dimensions 49.5 in. x 30.5 in. x 8.2 in. (127,7 x 77,4 x 20,8 cm)
Base Size 34-Gallon
Base Type Front Court
Extension 18 in. (45,7 cm) Offset
Pole Size 3 in. (7,62 cm) Round
Rim Slam-It®
Surface Thickness 0.11 in. (3 mm)
Warranty 5-Year Limited

Assembly & Manuals


Front Court, 50 in. Steel-Framed Shatterproof , Speed Shift is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Moderately easy to assemble I primarily assembled this myself. My son assisted in attaching the backboard assembly to the pole assembly. If you take your time and double check the parts and their alignment then any mechanically inclined person, no matter what level, can assemble this. All I see are complaints here but I don't think they're warranted based on my experience. I just finished assembly so I can't speak to durability and longevity yet. But based on my experience I would not have any problem recommending this product.
Date published: 2016-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sturdy, flexible family basketball system This is a great family basketball hoop. It's nice having the option to easily change the height setting, making it suitable for all ages. Customer service has been excellent. The hoop is extremely sturdy. Today there is rain and very strong winds. I contemplated putting the hoop on its side to avoid having it blow over, but with the water in the base, I couldn't even tip it! So I guess it would take a hurricane to knock it over.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Cheap parts Bought this for twin boys. Difficult to put together. Lever to move hoop up and down hard to work. Tires to move hoop really cheap. Haven't been able to find replacment parts. Has been laid across driveway all year. Should've paid to have one professionally installed.
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good customer service I bought this hoop a year ago, the inner channel broke no problem they sent me a new one. Now broke again, four months later, They are sending me a new one!
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great portable hoop. Model #90492 ... The only problem with set up (several hours, including multiple distractions) was a misprint in the directions where reference to washers "ABN" (x8) should be reprinted as: washers (x4) and 1/2" spacers (x4), all of which were included. The spacers were required to fix the backboard mounts onto the main pole. But that was the only issue with setup. Probably not something you want to attempt assembling when you're crunched for time (e.g., Christmas eve). One more thing: We were missing the end cap (for the main pole top), but customer service reported that this model should not have one due to the potential of trapping condensation ... Another misprint? Other than these minor issues, it's a great hoop, and we have happy kids to prove it :-)... Definitely recommended; especially at $199
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Basketball Unit Bought this for the boy and he loves how easy it is to adjust to different heights.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not easy to assemble. Total waste of money. I can't tell how the product is because the directions are so poor I can't get it assembled. It's 2016, why they don't have step by step instructions for every model in video and why the many pieces aren't stamped with identifiers is unforgivable.
Date published: 2016-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the set up for my driveway. I purchased this unit about a month ago and we have used it daily since I put it together. My son invites his friends and they play for over an hour each time and love it. I had a small issue with one of the base pieces and Shealeigh sent me some replacement parts ASAP with no questions asked. What great customer service to match their quality product. I took my time putting it together and followed the directions as shown within 2 hrs.
Date published: 2017-05-22
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can I move the hoop with water in the base? or do I need to empty it first?

Asked by: TheBD
Yes you can move the system with the base still full. Having the base full will just make it more difficult to move as the system will be very heavy.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2016-03-17

Can you tell me how high the top of the backboard is from the ground at the lowest setting (8ft). I want to make sure it will fit in my garage standing upright. I have a Lifetime unit today (46inch backboard) and it just fits. Thank you!

Asked by: Tom L
The minimum height of the unit measuring from the top of the backboard at the 8ft. height would measure approximately 124".
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-04-04

Do you sell the basketball base separate.  Our pole and hoop is OK the based is cracked cracked.  It is a lifetime products Quick Court the base look just like the poolside only it's a real BB hoop.  I wish I could send a pic is that possible?

Asked by: Dianna
We do have replacement parts available for our systems that can be purchased. Please contact our customer service team at 800-225-3865 or by email at customerservice@lifetime.com for assistance in ordering replacement parts. 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: 2017-02-02

My Lifetime shatterproof backboard shattered. What do i do?

Asked by: moosensqrl
For replacement parts, please call 1-800-225-3865 or email customercare@lifetime.com.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-12-16

How do you move the portable goal once it is filled with water? And how do you drain the water?

Asked by: Jill
The base on this portable system has wheels on the front side. If you would like to move the system you will need to tip the system forward onto the wheels. To drain the water out of this base you will need to tip the system over carefully as the holes on the base are located on top of the base.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-04-18

If I Buy this portable system can it be mounted in cement later with a sleeve?

Asked by: timm
No, this system is portable only.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-11-18

Will this basketball hoop fit in a standard size garage for storage? I'm concerned about it fitting height wise.

Asked by: eligmommyof2boys
The minimum height of this system when fully assembled is approximately 111".
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2016-06-22

Can this backboard/hoop be mounted to a wall or garage either with the included bracket or some additional parts purchased from Lifetime?

Asked by: JSupe6
In order to mount a backboard to either a wall or garage you would need to purchase the universal mounting kit(model 9594).
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2015-08-25
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