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Lifetime Elite 52 in. Portable Basketball Hoop

Model: 90228


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Lifetime Elite 52 in. Portable Basketball Hoop

Lifetime Elite 52 in. Portable Basketball Hoop


Keep your options open with a portable basketball hoop from Lifetime. Designed with a 35 gallon roller base that can be filled with sand or water to provide necessary stability. 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. No concrete installation required! It features a clear, professional-looking 52" backboard that is virtually shatter proof. The patented Power Lift® offers instant and effortless height adjustment from 7.5 to 10 feet in infinite increments! Adjusts in seconds with just one hand, allowing players of any age or skill to enjoy the game at their level. This backboard has a Slam-It® rim that is constructed with double compression springs for spring back action. Powder-coated steel and UV-protected polycarbonate resists rusting, discoloration, and peeling. Full assembly required. Covered by a 6 yr. limited factory warranty in US and Canada.

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


  • 3-Piece Powder-Coated Steel Round Pole
  • All-Weather Net
  • Fade-Resistant Graphics
  • Heavy-Duty Portable Base
  • Power Lift® Adjustment
  • Slam-It® Rim
  • Steel-Framed Shatterproof Backboard
  • Tinted Polycarbonate Backboard


Model 90228
Adjustment Increments Infinite
Adjustment Range 7.5 ft. - 10 ft. (2,28 m x 3,04 m)
Adjustment Type Power Lift®
All-Weather Net Weight 70 g
Backboard Steel-Framed Shatterproof
Backboard Size 52 in. (132,0 cm)
Backboard Surface Polycarbonate
Base Dimensions 49 in. x 32.7 in. x 9 in. (124,4 x 83,0 x 22,8 cm)
Base Size 35-Gallon
Base Type XL
Extension 22 in. (55,88 cm) Offset
Pole Sections 3-Piece
Pole Size 3.5 in. (8,89 cm) Round
Rim Slam-It®
Surface Thickness 0.11 in. (3 mm)

Assembly & Manuals


XL Base, 52 in. Steel-Framed Shatterproof , Power Lift (Elite) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 45.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent customer support from Lifetime Bought this 8 months ago from local sports retailer for Christmas present. Called support about assembly. VERY pleasant and assisted me in obtaining detailed drawings for downloading. Thought I had missing parts, but realized I had everything and used detailed assembly instructions to do it right. Just called them again about support brackets that needing replacement after wind storm (60mph) blew unit into wall edge and bent poles. Customer support pleasantly, quickly, without interrogation processed replacements under warrantee. EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. By the way. The unit has performed excellent since assembly also.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Already had the neighborhood kids over! This didn't quite fit on Santa's sleigh, so when it arrived, my husband went straight to work secretly putting it together.  Before we ordered it, he wasn't quite sure that our 8 year old girl and 6 year old boy were ready for it yet, thinking we could just head to the park to play when each of our schedules allowed it.  The big reveal was proof that they were.  The product is great!  The assembly must have been straight forward because I heard no swear words coming from the driveway.  And, now that it's up, it's SO easy to enjoy!  We just open up the garage doors and let the fun begin!  It's very mobile yet very sturdy, which is perfect for our multi-car driveway.  Best of all, it is SO easy to adjust the height.  I can do it myself with one hand, which is perfect for our kids and their friends of varying skill level.  We've already had the neighborhood kids give it a great workout!  We feel very confident in the Lifetime product and look forward to watching our kids (8, 6, and 2) use it through their high school years and beyond, learning, yes, how to shoot a basket--but so much more!
Date published: 2014-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great product with poor directions We are really excited about this product and happy it is up in the driveway. It had better last a lifetime, because putting it together was a once in a lifetime experience. It wasn't actually difficult, and could have been easy- if the company had spent a little more time making sure it would be hassle free. Color coding the proper bolts and holes would have been helpful. Within one bag there might be three long bolts, one slightly smaller then the others. But the directions that use that bag of bolts might be spread out over three pages, making it hard to notice which bolt was correct until you have chosen the wrong one. Im very happy with the product but it was not one of the easier products we have put together in our 13 years of parenting.
Date published: 2016-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Customer Service! I bought this produce a month ago from a local sporting good retailer. When one of the parts didn't work properly, i called the customer service number listed expecting to get the usual runaround that we all dread. However, it quite the opposite. I was so pleased with Brennan, the customer service rep. He was knowledgeable of the products, diagnosed the problem, and addressed my issue in no time... with very few questions asked. Thank you, Lifetime for hiring and training good people, and putting an emphasis on customers. Thank you, Brennen for your help.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Durable, Easy to use We have had our hoop for over two years and it looks brand new. It is very sturdy and fun. We live in a windy area, and all our neighbor's portable hoops blow over and break. Ours stays put. It is a great size for a backboard. My only complaint is that it is a bit hard to adjust the heighth, my husband is the only one strong enough. It might be because we bought it at a outlet store and not right through Lifetime. Lifetime would probably give me other parts if I asked. Great company, great service. We have lots of their products.
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Family loves it. Lasting very well. All my kids (from my 5 year old to my 36 year old husband) have loved this hoop for the last 2 years. We use it often - all year long - at many of the height adjustments, and it is holding up awesomely. It still looks brand new.
Date published: 2016-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We LOVE having it in our group Activities Barn We have a family ranch that is used by a number of youth groups and for reunions. As soon as this was assembled by our two sons (future engineers--one in high school, one in college) it became a popular item. Assembly was complicated and took the two of them several hours--but the end product was worth the effort! (I suggest planning accordingly.) The kids (and adults) loved the quick adjust back board--they could dunk the ball with just a few seconds of effort to lower the back board.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stable base What i like about this product is the sturdiness while using it. I have had couple of other cheap brand but nothing compare to this one.
Date published: 2016-09-02
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Hi, I am interested in the Lifetime Elite 52 in. Portable Basketball Hoop.  Product description states that height is adjustable from 7.5 to 10 ft.  At the lowest setting (7.5) what is the total height including the backboard? Thanks!

Asked by: Jong
The door opening width on this model of shed measures 56".
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-08-23

I have a model number 90228 lifetime basketball hoop. I need to know the product ID number for this item. Can anyone help?

Asked by: topwood
The product ID number is specific to each unit. This number can be found either on the front cover of the instruction manual, on the warning label sticker on the main pole of the unit, or possibly on a sticker located underneath the rim.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-04-25

I am looking at model # 90228. I thought it was coo US, but now I see one on line with coo China. Which is correct?

Asked by: tajmom
This model of basketball system is manufactured in the U.S.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-02-06

still waiting on price for replacement base . help?

Asked by: colleen
You can contact the customer service department for replacement parts. They can be contacted at 800-225-3865 or customercare@lifetime.com.
Answered by: jlsalmond
Date published: 2015-05-27

Do u sell replacement hoops for this model?  The wind blew ours over and now the rim is bent. 

Asked by: Paula
Yes 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: 2017-04-11

can u help me with replcment parts?

Asked by: jane
Yes, 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: 2017-06-07

What is the difference between model 90228 and 1558?

Asked by: def1
The main difference between these two models is the adjustment handle style that each unit has. Model 90228 uses our Powerlift style handle that has a gas spring which adjusts the system. Model 1558 uses our Action Grip style of handle which has a handle that adjusts and locks in with notches on the mechanism system.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-11-24

Hi  I need to order a repacement rim for the second time. Can you email me back how can do this before Dec 25 Thanks

Asked by: Hoops
Please call Customer Service at 1-800-225-3865.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-12-02
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