How to Mount a Basketball Hoop to a Garage

    Step 1

    Choose the location of your basketball hoop. The front or back of the garage will work as long as you have a level playing surface in front of your hoop.

    Step 2

    Examine the location on the garage to check for loose siding or anything else that may present a problem when mounting your hoop.

    Step 3

    Measure out the height of the hoop. The regulation height -- measured from the court surface to the top of the rim -- is 10 feet.

    Step 4

    Use a ladder to get the mounting bracket to the desired location. Attach the bracket to the garage per the hoop kit instructions.

    Step 5

    Attach the backboard and rim to the mounting bracket, following the kit instructions.

    Step 6

    Use a level to ensure the backboard is flush and the hoop is horizontal. Re-measure the hoop height to ensure it's at 10 feet. Adjust as necessary.

    Step 7

    Attach the net to the rim.


  • Double-check your installation to ensure that your backboard and hoop is firmly secured to the garage before first use.

Things Needed

  • Backboard and hoop
  • Mounting bracket
  • Ladder
  • Tape measure
  • Wrenches
  • Level

About the Author

Jen Weir writes for several websites, specializing in the health and fitness field. She holds a Bachelor of Science in exercise science from Montana State University, is an NSCA-certified strength and conditioning specialist and maintains a personal trainer certification from the American College of Sports Medicine.