What could be the better way to tone the remains of the winter flab than by running and jumping in the garden?
|Ballets Russes, aka Eddie playing baskeball|
The basketball stand is perfect for children of different ages thanks to its quick height adjustment system (you can set the hoop height from 1.65m to 2.05m). We put it on lower level, so that our little man could join in, though Sasha would definitely need a higher setting.
Now what could take some DIY-talented people just half an hour, took us much longer. But finally we did it. We managed to attach the sturdy base to the stand with steel struts. You can fill the base with either water or sand to make it more stable (we just put the bag of sand over it to make it easier to move around the lawn).
It looks stylish, with the chunky wheels at the bottom of the base to move it. The backboard is made of durable UV safe plastic which shouldn't fade in the strong sunlight or crack in the cold.
We were all very enthusiastic. My husband was teaching Eddie how to play.
I was weeding nearby, occasionally tempted to join in the fun and laughter, though I confess I am not very good at it.
Even Sasha left the safety of the summerhouse to play with his younger brother, though he is too tall for the lower setting.
We played and played, it was already getting dark. The last rays of the sun coloured the sky pink.
Soon the Moon was out, and it was time for us to go back in the house and have dinner. We do need to buy a proper basketball, but I can see that we're going to make the most of our garden this coming summer, with our new basketball stand.
You can find all kinds of basketball equipment at the Basketball Equipment Shop (Big Game Hunters).
Disclosure: We received the basketball stand for the purposes of reviewing. All opinions are mine.