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48 in. In-Ground Basketball Hoop - Action Grip

Model: 90020


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48 in. In-Ground Basketball Hoop - Action Grip

48 in. In-Ground Basketball Hoop - Action Grip


This Lifetime in-ground basketball system features a 48 inch Shatter Proof Fusion backboard which can easily be adjusted from 7.5 to 10 feet using Lifetime's patented Action Grip handle. The Slam-It Rim has double-compression springs for spring-back action and includes an all-weather net. Bring the excitement home for year-round, any time family fun right outside your door. Covered by a 5 yr. warranty.

We suggest using a Ground Sleeve to make installation easier and to allow for relocation of your in-ground basketball hoop at a later date if necessary.

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


  • Backboard: The Shatter Proof Fusion™ Backboard integrates a shatter-proof Makrolon® polycarbonate playing surface with an unbreakable polyethylene frame for a durable, pro-glass look. Graphics are screen-printed with UV-protected inks for superior color and protection against the elements.
  • Rim: This heavy-duty classically-styled 18 in. rim is built to take a slam! The Slam-It® Rim features double-compression springs providing spring-back action and an all-weather nylon net.
  • Adjustment Mechanism: The Action Grip easily adjusts with just one hand, bringing the game to your level. The counter-balance springs do most of the work for you, adjusting the rim height from 7.5 to 10 feet.
  • Pole: Our round steel poles feature a patented friction-weld joint that safeguards against unwanted movement. All Lifetime steel poles are protected with a powder-coated, weather-resistant finish.


  • 3-Piece Powder-Coated Steel Round Pole
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty
  • Action Grip® Adjustment
  • All-Weather Net
  • Fade-Resistant Graphics
  • Shatterproof Fusion™ Backboard
  • Slam-It® Rim


Model 90020
Adjustment Increments 6 in. (15,2 cm)
Adjustment Range 7.5 ft. - 10 ft. (2,28 m x 3,04 m)
Adjustment Type Action Grip®
All-Weather Net Weight 70 g
Backboard Size 48 in. (121,9 cm)
Backboard Surface Polycarbonate
Backboard Type Shatterproof Fusion™
Pole Sections 3-Piece
Pole Size 3.5 in. (8,89 cm) Round
Rim Slam-It®
Surface Thickness 0.09 in. (2.5 mm)
Warranty 5-Year Limited

Assembly & Manuals


In-Ground, 48" Shatterproof Fusion, Action Grip is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Used!!! We bought this basketball hoop about 15 years ago. My boys and their friends have played on this hoop so much and we have loved it. It lowers and raises pretty easily, which they like because then they can dunk it even if they aren't that tall. The backboard has never broken or cracked, and the break-away rim is awesome! The only thing we have had to replace is the net, and that is just from lots and lots of use. I would recommend this hoop to anyone who enjoys playing basketball or just shooting hoops for fun. Looking forward to many more years of use.
Date published: 2016-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heavy duty We bought this hoop for our kids and grand kids to play on! It has been perfect~ It adjusts height easily, is sturdy and has a solid base. The only complaint I have is the cap that fits over the top of the ground pole does not stay on! Unfortunately we've had to get out the ladder every time the wind blows. It's a pain! It seems like they could figure out a better design for that. Other than that we LOVE this hoop!
Date published: 2016-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eternaltime You guys should change the name of your projects from the lifetime to Eternaltime!! These awesome Basketball who's full last not only a lifetime but into the next life. I guarantee will Jesus will be playing one-on-one with all of us on a lifetime basketball hoop. The quality of the hoop event in cold weather is amazing. So satisfied with lifetime basketball hoops!
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from After 8 years, it's still going strong! I bought this basketball apparatus for our son when we moved to our house 8 years ago. I really don't know anything about basketball equipment, and I was taking a chance. It is still there, still looks great, and believe me, my son and his friends were very rough on it for years. I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome design I bought this system and ordered the inground sleeve for simple removal. This allowed me to utilize my driveway as needed.
Date published: 2016-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Have had one for 9 years at my house for my kids. Still have it!
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this My kids love this basket ball system. Best purchase ever !
Date published: 2013-12-11
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Ask a Question

How far laterally from the edge of the playing surface (driveway) should the center of the hole be?

Asked by: ken i
The recommended distance to cement the pole into the ground from your driveway is 4". You can also view our instructions on how to cement the pole into the ground at the beginning of the instruction manual for the basketball system.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-06-28

Can I get a replacement bottom pole? The one we have rusted out, bent and was blown over. I believe part number ALE. Can it be replaced?

Asked by: Royal flush
You can contact our customer service at 800-225-3865 or customercare@lifetime.com and they will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: jlsalmond
Date published: 2015-04-06

How is this unit anchored into the ground ( on a driveway ) where existing pole rotted out ( after 40 ) years And how does this compare to the $ 499 unit with height adjustment feature

Asked by: RichIe
Cemented directly into the ground. You will need to dig up the previous pole and re-cement. Model 1084 is adjustable. ALL systems (except combo kits using model 9594) are adjustable in height.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-08-21

Hi, I'm wondering where I could find this product in a store in Belgium? Or have it delivered by a nearby store. With regards, Peter

Asked by: peteriron
We don't offer international shipping at this time.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-09-16

how big does the concrete footing need to be and what size does the sleeve need to be?

Asked by: chief
All that information is located in the assembly manual that is easily downloaded here... For the instructions please go to the following link: http://www.lifetime.com/customerservice/assemblyinstructions. Put the model number in the box and leave the Product ID box blank. Do NOT choose a language and press the submit button. Scroll down the page and choose the newest version. You can then download the instructions.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-09-16

I need a replacement pole for this system. How do I purchase that item. System was cemented to the ground & we moved to another house so we had to cut the pole to remove the unit.

Asked by: Javyp0418
Replacement parts are available and can be ordered through our customer service team. Our customer service team can be reached at 800-225-3865. 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: 2017-02-14

How can I find assembly directions for this system?

Asked by: Claudia
Answered by: Drail
Date published: 2014-12-12

I have an 20-year old Lifetime basketball assembly like this one. I just want to replace the backboard assembly; my steel pole and rim are still in good shape.  Can I just buy the backboard and the assembly that connects it to the pole?

Asked by: Ferg
For replacement parts, please call Customer Service at 1-800-225-3865 or email at customercare@lifetime.com.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-10-28
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